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Mothers in Charge

What the org has to say: “We are a violence prevention, education and intervention-based organization, which advocates and supports youth, young adults, families and community organizations affected by violence. We are made up of impassioned mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and others who are committed to working towards saving lives and preventing another mother from having to experience this terrible tragedy.”

What we found: Parents in Philly can turn to Mothers in Charge if they’re looking for a place to work through grief related to violence. MIC’s founder lost her son to a shooting; she now supports other parents navigating similar tragedies. The organization offers services ranging from anger management to youth programming, which it hopes will prevent Philadelphia’s families from experiencing the pain of loss due to violence.

Features & Policies

  • Police do not need to be involved
  • Relocation services
  • Free of charge
  • Mental health services
  • Assists with re-entry and intervention
  • Grief groups for families
  • Provides court-facing advocacy and reentry support

Languages spoken by staff

  • English


  • DA's Office