Social change is created by policy, political, legal, programmatic and grassroots change. While there are numerous organizations focused on political, policy and mobilizing for change, no one is focused on programmatic, community-based change and grassroots organizing. Additionally, organizations are focused on the gun – SHP believes change will happen when we focus on mental health & wellness and gun safety. Finally, SHP is a moderate voice that attracts and engages the sensible center. Without this important and influential group – we will not achieve sustained change.
SHP does not believe in naming, shaming or disparaging opposing views. It instead invites those views to talk openly to find common ground. This position has allowed SHP to approach and discuss solutions with individuals from both sides of gun violence prevention … something most existing groups cannot do.