The Healing Pen is an online interactive healing space where people experiencing trauma can tell their stories. The Healing Pen Initiative recognizes the urgent need for the supportive healing and rebuilding of families in the black communities in Allegheny County who ahve the strength and courage to continue to cope with life after the tragic loss of a loved once as a result of a violent crime. We offer positive and beneficial resources and tools to help families in their communities to be resilient, flourish and move forward.



The healing Pen is the voice that will support increasing the peace. The mission of the Healing Pen is to offer a way for individuals and families to tell their stories as a tool to bring about changes in the legislation and laws that govern our lives. Join us and let us heal together.

Fill out the form below to sign up for your own Healing Pen page where you can:

  1. Tell your story and view other stories from people who have lost a loved one to violence.
  1. Register for additional services
  1. Register to be a part of a phone tree to help others who are experiencing this specific type of trauma.