Originally published by Hartford Courant–
For years, Deborah Davis and her colleagues at Mothers United Against Violence have sought to help people at the worst moments of their lives. They have organized vigils for victims of gun violence in Hartford, provided emotional support to grieving parents and guided victims through an often-intimidating criminal justice system.
So at a press conference Friday to announce a $300,000 federal grant to expand Mothers United Against Violence’s programming, Davis couldn’t help but get emotional.
“This is a blessing on the city of Hartford, and this is history in the making,” said Davis, director of project development and management for Mothers United Against Violence. “This grant is going to help us to help our community.”