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How recovery advocates live ‘brotherly love’ instead of ‘just using the words’

By Stephanie Farr, Philadelphia Inquirer | February 19, 2018

Healing Hurt People, the hospital-based violence intervention program co-founded by Stoneleigh Fellow Dr. Ted Corbin, is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jose Ferran Jr. works with Healing Hurt People, a hospital-based violence-prevention program at Drexel University’s Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, which is how he met Sollenberger. Healing Hurt People works to help kids between the ages of 8 and 18 who are wounded by guns, knives and assaults in the city. Before Ferran was hired as a peer intervention specialist with the program, he was a client. He was a smart kid growing up in North Philly, but he started getting high and selling drugs, and joined what he calls “a squad.”

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