Reducing gun violence and drug abuse in low-income families
The program’s name comes from the Arabic word for peace, “Salam”. This name speaks directly to our vision of peace, prosperity and inclusion among our diverse communities. The program addresses reduction of gun violence and drug abuse in low-income families.
- Data is gathered on income and crime rates, and we collaborate with law enforcement and the community on possible solutions.
- The outreach team works with school officials to determine who needs help and what resources they may need.
- The Outreach team will coordinate with a Case Manager who will then work directly with the student and parents, establishing the possible root causes of the issue, and enrolling them in the Salam Program.
- The Case Manager will coordinate and collaborate with local organizations to assist participants with education, employment, and behavioral services and provide logistical support.
Youth will learn how to write a resume, do interviews, understand businesses
Housing Referrals & Support
The organization provides volunteer mentors from different walks of life to guide the youth and provide resources and support.
The first Salam Program will be conducted in Renton, Washington and funded with a 4 year contact in 10 Renton Schools.