Frankel: 10.27 Healing Partnership awarded $350K to support future operations

Will ensure residents continue to benefit from healing programs and services

PITTSBURGH, April 9 – New state funding of $350,000 will allow the 10.27 Healing Partnership to continue its critical work helping the Squirrel Hill community heal from the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history, state Rep. Dan Frankel announced today.

During a tour and roundtable discussion at the partnership’s headquarters, Frankel talked with organization leaders about the many ways the funding from the PA Department of Human Services will support new and existing programs and services at the 10.27 Healing Partnership, which was named to mark the date of the Oct. 27, 2018, Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

“Five and a half years ago, an act of unimaginable hatred shook our community and left us struggling to understand the senseless violence that changed our community forever,” Frankel said. “It was one of the darkest periods in our history, but the bonds we formed also gave rise to a unique partnership. Since that time, the programs and services provided by the 10.27 Healing Partnership have played an indispensable role in helping residents navigate their grief and find new resilience.

“Our community still has a long path to healing, and we will need the love, hope and support these programs provide. I am deeply grateful to the 10.27 Healing Partnership and thankful to DHS and the state and community partners who helped us secure this funding, which will ensure that this remarkable group remains a part of our journey.”

State Sen. Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, said, “While the harrowing memories of October 27 will be with us forever, we take great comfort knowing that there is support for the community of survivors, who are finding ways to persevere through the pain. I am grateful for everyone who continues to offer spaces of healing, memory, and comfort, and I look forward to the continued journey of this resilient community.”

Maggie Feinstein, director of the 10.27 Healing Partnership, said that the impact of the organization has been significant and that their work in the community is far from complete.

“Healing from trauma is a long-term process that is best done as a community,” Feinstein said. “After 10/27/18, the immediate community joined with faith leaders and civic leaders from all over, and their allyship in response to the attack was and remains invaluable. These funds will help us promote healing and support resilience against antisemitism and all forms of hate.”

More information about the 10.27 Healing Partnership is available here: