Peace & Healing Centers

Environmental, Economic and Social Healing

Every community deserves a chance to build stronger bonds and  find meaningful support. But in many of our most underserved neighborhoods, the impacts of generational trauma, historic disinvestment and mass incarceration – often designed or affirmed by government decisions –   have fractured communities, leaving people without the social tools and resources to grow. As such, progress is not possible without healing.

Community-based organizations lead incredible work in communities across Los Angeles. The Peace & Healing Centers program, funded through the City of Los Angeles’ Reforms for Equity and Public Acknowledgement of Institutional Racism (REPAIR) Innovation Fund, will partner with local organizations to fund community spaces for environmental, economic and  social healing in nine underserved communities.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS!

Community-based organizations are invited to submit proposals for operating Peace & Healing Centers in nine REPAIR Zones throughout Los Angeles. Through a request for proposal process, community organizations will develop programming that is reflective of the Peace and Healing Center model to serve the demographic needs of their particular REPAIR Zone. See a map of REPAIR Zones below.

This RFP will result in nine (9) contracts for nine (9) zones with nine (9) separate organizations, funded through the $2 million Peace & Healing Center program. Proposers will not be allowed to service multiple areas.

Proposals are due August 25, 2022. Click the button below for more information.

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Goals of Peace & Healing Centers

Build Stronger Communities
Improve Trust in Government
Support Community Organizations
Strengthen City-Community Relationships

First proposed in Mayor Garcetti’s 2021-22 Justice Budget, The Peace & Healing Centers program will use $2 million in city funds to open Peace & Healing Centers in nine historically excluded and marginalized communities. These centers will open in existing community spaces to support and enhance the vital programming they provide, focusing on environmental, social and economic healing as well as inter-community peace building. 

Peace & Healing Centers will be open to the community, and can provide programs like job training, nutrition and parenting courses, counseling services, and more. Peace & Healing Centers will bring together community-based organizations, social workers, mental health professionals, faith-based organizations and others to create trusted, effective and consistent support systems that serve the community.

Nine communities involved in the Peace and Healing Centers program.

  1. Arleta - Pacoima
  2. Mission Hills - Panorama City - North Hills
  3. Westlake
  4. West Adams - Baldwin Village - Leimert Park
  5. Skid Row
  6. Boyle Heights
  7. South Los Angeles
  8. South Los Angeles East of the 110 Freeway
  9. Wilmington + Harbor Gateway

Peace & Healing Centers Will Support:

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Environmental Healing

  • Support the betterment of the environment and access to green space.
  • Improve the intersectional  impacts and environmental  inequity affecting communities.
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Economic Healing

  •  Support the betterment of economic  mobility and access to economic  opportunities. 
  •  Bridge the city’s vision for equitable  economies with the philosophical  framework and field experience of  local community based organizations.
  • Improve the intersectional impacts for  communities experiencing economic  divestments, wage theft, and low  pay/low employment.
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Social Healing

  • Support the betterment of  constituents’ social experiences and outcomes. 
  • Address the intersectional  impacts for communities  experiencing trauma from  racism, COVID-19, gang  violence, domestic violence,  recidivism, education gaps,  and inter-community relationships.