10.27 Healing Partnership opens
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10.27 Healing Partnership opens

Space for healing and support welcomes all.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. 

Photo by Adam Reinherz
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. Photo by Adam Reinherz

The 10.27 Healing Partnership, Pittsburgh’s Resiliency Center, has opened inside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. The federally funded resiliency center offers a dedicated space for healing and support and is open to the community at large regardless of JCC membership status.

Maggie Feinstein, the 10.27 Healing Partnership’s director, previously told the Chronicle that the center is “a safety net that is supposed to be able to provide services and activities that are not already provided in the community.”

Along with a greeter, the 10.27 Healing Partnership will employ a full-time mental health professional. The “community owned space” will be utilized by other mental health professionals from Jewish Family and Community Services and the Center for Victims who wish to meet with community members on-site, noted Feinstein.

Online services will also be available, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Apart from hosting individual meetings, the space will be utilized for programming. On Oct. 17, professionals from the 10.27 Healing Partnership will facilitate conversation on parenting in light of last year’s attack and other acts of global violence. Ten days later, on Oct. 27, the space will be open for drop-in hours during the day for those interested in talking, reflecting or occupying a quieter space. Mental health professionals and spiritual care providers will be available on Oct. 27.

The 10.27 Healing Partnership is supported by a grant from the Anti-terrorism and Emergency Assistance Program. Money from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh provided startup funds. PJC

Adam Reinherz can be reached at areinherz@pittsburghjewishchronicle.org.

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