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Officials announce Healing City to prevent violence; barbers to provide free haircuts, resources

Posted at 6:11 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 18:11:02-05

BALTIMORE — Barbers United and Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen announced Healing City Baltimore at City Hall Wednesday.

On February 9 at Coppin State University, barbers across the city will provide free haircuts, meals from local restaurants and other health resources.

“It’s not about how many people sit in your chair, it’s about how many lives you touch,” said Troy Stanton, owner of new beginnings barbershop.

After the event officials hope to have a bill signing for the trauma responsive care act.

Cohen introduced the Trauma Responsive Care Act to city council in July, hoping to transform Baltimore into a trauma-responsive “Healing City” that prevents violence by treating its root causes.