After a series of life altering experiences, Think 2wice was Founded in 2006 by Zya Brown with the goal of combatting the gun violence that was plaguing Toronto’s high risk neighborhoods.
Founded in 2006, Think 2wice is an organization that provides trauma- informed, culturally sensitive programming that aims to reduce gun violence throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Through non-traditional harm reduction projects in racialized communities and federal correctional institutions, our initiatives assist individuals to think twice and unlearn negative behaviours.
In working with victims and perpetrators of violence, trauma and grief, Think 2wice provides therapeutic supports through workshops, participatory programming, music, theatre, film, story sharing and spirituality.
Think 2wice is serving a niche sector as one of the only organizations that is addressing the rising ‘street gang’ population in the prisons and the community.
Think 2wice aim is to promote:
· Hope and motivation
· Coping strategies for unresolved trauma and grief
· Assisting young people to think 2wice before making decisions
· Building positive leaders and role models who have lived experience
· Giving a voice to the voiceless – platform to share stories