CHI is committed to creating and promoting a culture of non-violence as an essential element of healthy communities and a healthier society. Our advocacy for non-violence builds on the rich legacy of our founding congregations. Our work includes:
In 2008, we introduced our United Against Violence initiative, the first of its kind to be sponsored by a national nonprofit health system. This program is our formal commitment to violence prevention. It provides funding and support to help CHI’s local operations create or expand violence prevention programs in the communities we serve.
Listen to Kevin Lofton, president and CEO, talk about CHI’s commitment to violence prevention.
Through the CHI Mission and Ministry Fund, United Against Violence provides millions of dollars in grants to support violence prevention programs. These programs address many forms of violence, including child abuse, youth dating violence, gang violence, and domestic violence.
A list of violence prevention grants is available in the Mission and Ministry Fund Grants Awarded database.