Dedication and Service
The National Organization of Healing Communities USA (HCUSA) began in 2008 as an outreach of the Anne E. Casey Foundation to empower faith communities to support returning citizens, crime victims and families and communities affected by crime and mass incarceration. HCUSA moved under the fiscal sponsorship of Philadelphia Leadership Foundation (PLF) in 2011. The PA Chapter (originally the Philadelphia Chapter) formed in 2010 and expanded into criminal justice advocacy in 2012 and became the statewide
chapter in 2017. The PA Chapter of HCUSA PA reconstituted as Healing Communities PA (HCPA) and became sponsored by PLF in 2019. The HCPA Faith Action Network was formed in early 2020 as an advocacy movement building arm of HCPA.
HCPA recently formed an advisory board and welcomed individuals such as Dr. Movita Johnson-Harrell, Dr. Naomi Washington Leapheart, Dr. Jeff Abramowitz, Hannah Zellman and others to the HCPA family. We currently partner with HRC, CADBI, KDB, Straight Ahead, ACLU PA, ACTUP Philly, Mothers in Charge, 1st Episcopal District of the AME Church, PA Baptist State Convention, Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, POWER, MCCP, FAMM, Redemption Housing, Spiritual Resiliency Council, etc. building capacity on justice transformation campaigns.