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Community Awareness and Education Forums: W.A.R.M. sponsors 13 Community Awareness and Education forums W.A.R.M.’s “Love on the Block” community awareness events respond to the upsurge of violence in the community resulting from the pandemic bringing keynote speakers, politicians, therapists, resource tables, food, community police and others to support hundreds of victims and to celebrate hope for a peaceful future. Every year, with the help of volunteer survivors, W.A.R.M. helps over 100 victims to free themselves from their abusers and move toward a healthy, self-sufficient life through a range of innovative services. W.A.R.M. holds monthly group support meetings on a variety of topics that benefit victims. During the pandemic W.A.R.M. has added a “Morning Glory” each Monday to Friday comprised of a brief meditation followed by discussions of the importance of self-care. The group counseling and the Morning Glory groups take place virtually for now. “Get to the Roots” Healing Garden: Participants meet weekly from April to October to continue their personal growth journey as they plant their own vegetables, nurture them, and harvest them. Gardening provides them with a metaphor for getting to the root of their pain, pulling it out/releasing it, exposing it, and replacing it with newly planted seeds that they watch emerge into healthy, beautiful living plants Food Distribution: With access to nutritious food decreasing during the pandemic, W.A.R.M. recently partnered with World Central Kitchen to become a major food distributor in Harlem, serving over 45,000 meals since March 2020. Case Management: In partnership with victims, staff provides case management services to hundreds of clients annually. Services include assessment of issues; development of plans, including safety plans; and goal setting for independent living. Further, W.A.R.M. refers, connects, and helps engage hundreds of victims annually in criminal justice, housing, social, independent living, and medical/mental health services; monitors services engagement; and advocates for victims with a range of entitlement and service providers.