Morgan Properties, one of the nation’s top three multifamily owners and the largest in Pennsylvania, is proud to announce its philanthropic support of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) whose mission is to reduce the exposure to and impact of violence among children, teens, and families. Morgan Properties donation will help further the CVP’s outstanding work in the prevention of violence through evidence-based interventions. They join numerous federal government, state/city government, foundations, and professional organizations in supporting this life-changing mission; including the National Institutes of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Office for Victims of Crimes in partnership with the Department of Justice.
“As the third largest multifamily owner/operator in the country, our support represents a commitment to helping the Center for Violence Prevention in its important efforts to prevent exposure to violence and therefore its devastating effects on communities everywhere,” said Jason Morgan, Principal and President of Morgan Properties Special Situations. “Education and access to key resources offered by organizations like CVP is critical to keeping each other informed and safe, especially for the residents and employees we support across 350 communities in nineteen states.”
CHOP’s CVP conducts community-focused research and designs innovative, evidence-based programs that are implemented, disseminated, and sustained across clinical, school and neighborhood settings. Its work is trauma-informed and rooted in racial equity and social justice. A key aim of the Center for Violence Prevention is to reduce early exposure to violence whenever possible and to utilize appropriate interventions to mitigate the impact of violence when a child is victimized. The Center’s research and programs focus on important areas like bullying prevention, community violence and trauma support, suicide prevention and gun safety.
“Exposure to violence is a critical healthcare issue for youth and young adults. We are grateful to Morgan Properties for their support of CVP’s evidence-based programming and community-focused research, as we aim to prevent and reduce the effect of violence on the current and future health of children,” said Joel Fein, MD, MPH and Stephen Leff, PhD, CVP co-directors.
The commitment towards mitigating the rise of violence, particularly among children and teens, is more urgent than ever. Guns are now the leading cause of death among children and teens in the United States. On June 2, 2023, the country will recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day. “Morgan Properties looks forward to sponsoring CHOP’s CVP to help fund their research and programs, and to providing access to their educational resources and prevention tools to the thousands of people who call our communities home,” added Jonathan Morgan, President of Morgan Properties JV.
About Morgan Properties
Established in 1985 by Mitchell Morgan, Morgan Properties is a national real estate investment and management company headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Jonathan and Jason Morgan represent the next-generation leaders growing the platform and overseeing the business operations. Morgan Properties and its affiliates currently own and manage a multifamily portfolio comprised of over 350 apartment communities and 95,000 units located in 19 states. The Company is among the three largest multifamily owners in the nation and the largest in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. With over 2,300 employees, Morgan Properties prides itself on its quick decision-making capabilities, strong capital relationships and proven operational expertise.
Learn more about Morgan Properties at www.morganproperties.com.
About Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
A non-profit, charitable organization, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals, and pioneering major research initiatives, the 595-bed hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. The institution has a well-established history of providing advanced pediatric care close to home through its CHOP Care Network, which includes more than 50 primary care practices, specialty care and surgical centers, urgent care centers, and community hospital alliances throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as an inpatient hospital with a dedicated pediatric emergency department in King of Prussia. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit www.chop.edu.
About the Center for Violence Prevention
The Center for Violence Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia aims to reduce exposure to and impact of violence among children, teens, and families. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and specialized staff conduct community-focused research and design innovative, evidence-based programs that are implemented, disseminated and sustained across clinical, school and neighborhood settings. Our work is trauma-informed and rooted in racial equity and social justice. For more information, visit https://violence.chop.edu.