February 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.* Councilpersons Helen Gym, Derek Green, and Al Taubenberger will present a resolution from Philadelphia City Council that honors the many kinds of professionals of Philadelphia who provide care and protection for our most vulnerable citizens. These professionals include: teachers, child welfare workers, first responders, firefighters, police, doctors, nurses, therapists, hospice staff and others.
Inspired by the documentary film, “Portraits of Professional CAREgivers: Their Passion. Their Pain,” The resolution reads in part:
“Caregivers and First Responders provide stability and a wide range of ongoing and emergency supportive services to our most vulnerable citizens including children, the elderly, and people with intellectual, physical, or emotional challenges, and including many who have experienced trauma and toxic stress, which can impact life-long functioning and health…”