Statement from Man Alive’s Executive Director Karen Reese
Over the last few days, we have struggled to make sense of the senseless act of violence that occurred on July 15, 2019 at Man Alive, Inc. Our hearts are broken over the lives lost and those staff who were injured and traumatized.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family of David Caldwell. His bright spirit will live on at Man Alive in the hearts of patients and staff.
We choose not to focus on the violence but rather on the support that we’ve experienced over the past few days.
The overwhelming response from our regulatory partners and colleagues has been an incredible source of assistance and comfort.
We are indebted to the entire IBR/REACH Health Services Team who provided extraordinary services to hundreds of our patients to ensure no lapse in the provision of treatment.
Thank you to the Baltimore City Police Department for their sacrifice and courage. Our thoughts remain with Sgt. Shiflett and his family.
Finally, the fearless response of our staff is evidence that preparedness, dedication and commitment to those we serve remains our highest priority.
Over the past 52 years, our clinic has never experienced this kind of violence. While it has shaken us, it will never stop us from continuing our mission in the community we love.