HAVEN is a collaborative of Los Angeles area Hospitals and community-based organizations dedicated to the prevention
of traumatic injuries caused
HAVEN IN THE NEWS
We are pleased to announce that our 4th annual L.A. Gang Violence Prevention & Intervention Conference will be taking place May 4 & 5th at the California Endowment. For more information visit our Gang Conference page.
November 24, 2014: On Monday, in partnership with the Violence Prevention Coalition, HAVEN hosted a unique discussion on the issue of Racially Motivated Gang Violence. We were fortunate enough to have three powerful speakers from three different ethnic backgrounds share thier life experience as it relates to racism and hate. We explored their upbrining, involvement and exit from that mindset. We plan to continue the conversation as this is an intregal part of our youth and gang violence issues today.
February 2014: Dr. Jimenez, Trauma Surgeom at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, is a 37-year-old Yale graduate — who grew up in Boyle Heights, El Sereno and Baldwin Park — believes that "good trauma medicine goes beyond just patching somebody up." Jimenez asks his patients about how and why they ended up in the hospital. He tries to get them to think about what they can do to avoid a return trip to the trauma center. He knows a few heart-to-heart talks during one hospital stay probably won’t turn someone's life around, but he says sometimes the second hospital visit might. He's fiercely dedicated to his work: "I plan to stay here until I can’t do this anymore." click here for entire article.