At a recent performance in New York, gun violence survivors shared stories of loss and resilience.
Shot and Forgotten
Michael Green was just 12 years old, playing basketball near his Detroit home, when he got caught in a crossfire. He still sees one of the suspects around the neighborhood.
Surviving a shooting, or losing a loved one to a bullet, can result in a lifetime of struggle. Especially when new horrors play on a loop.
Gunshot Survivors May Be Eligible for Crime Victim Compensation. Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Apply.
A resource for shooting survivors seeking financial support.
States Set Aside Millions of Dollars for Crime Victims. But Some Gun Violence Survivors Don’t Get the Funds They Desperately Need.
“There is this money that’s just sitting there and underutilized because people don’t know about it or are unable to access it,” said one expert.
"I don't even have a primary care doctor."
"In the beginning, anything frightens you."
Medicaid, hospitals, and victims themselves pick up most of the tab.
The Senate plan would put the cost of treatment out of reach for thousands of people who have suffered firearm injuries.
Cuts could strain the long-term viability of an aid program for survivors of shooting assaults and other crimes.