With hate crimes on the rise, FUTURES has selected 12 state and local community-based groups to receive grants of $50,000 – $125,000 to serve and support victims of hate crimes in their communities.
The Community IMPACT Sites – funded through a cooperative agreement between FUTURES and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime – are:
- California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative in Oakland, California, is partnering with Black Women for Wellness to develop healing programming and strengthen solidarity among Vietnamese & Black women survivors of hate crimes.
- Cia Siab, Inc. in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is educating the Hmoob (Hmong) community about hate crimes and enhancing responses through accessible reporting tools, trainings for service providers, and improved coordination with health and legal services.
- Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is using advocacy and hyperlocal empathy and awareness-building initiatives to create sustainable, systemic change.
- FORGE, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is strengthening trans community and service provider capacity to recognize, respond, and counteract hate-fueled violence targeting the trans community.
- In the Streets in Washington, D.C., is extending holistic health, wellness, and workforce development services and supports to disrupt transgenerational trauma rooted in or intersecting with hate crimes.
- KAN-WIN in Chicago, Illinois, is bringing together Asian women from multiple generations for collective healing, community building, and public art creation.
- King Urban Life Center, Inc. in Buffalo, New York, is extending social justice resources and healing programing to those in the Buffalo community most impacted by the hate-fueled Tops grocery store shooting.
- Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health is instituting statewide, integrated youth-driven services and training to promote awareness of and healing from hate crimes targeting Michigan youth of color.
- New England Arab American Organization in Maine, is enhancing systemic responses for Arab American victims of hate crimes by building awareness, promoting healing, and providing avenues for reconciliation.
- Reviving Roots Therapy and Wellness in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is identifying and providing ongoing services for individuals who experienced racial trauma and need mental health wellness services.
- Substantial Media LLC in Eastern North Carolina, is producing an in-depth living history series of interviews with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) victims of hate crimes, creating a traditional and digital media awareness campaign, and developing online tools for healing and resource mapping.
- Voices Unidas for Justice in Colorado Springs, is developing a grassroots-informed social media outreach and education campaign, training and coaching individuals to answer a dedicated statewide helpline, equipping peer supporters to accompany victims while making incident reports, and producing an informational pocket card for police departments and judicial districts.