2014-2015 Marla Becker Scholarship Winner

Our 2015 Marla Becker Scholarship winner is Healing Hurt People—Chicago (HHP-C), a Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) in one of the most impacted communities in the country. Violence in Chicago has been the subject of national ire for years, with homicide rates that routinely double the number of U.S. servicemen killed in Afghanistan.

Modeled after the Philadelphia group of a similar name, Healing Hurt People—Chicago is based out of Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago and the Cook County Trauma Unit (CCTU) at John Stroger Hospital, the only public facility with a mandate to treat the thousands of gunshot and stab victims in the Chicago area every year.