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Healing Our Families
Building Communities

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About MEOC

​Healing Families, Building Communities!

Metro East Organizing Coalition is grassroots, faith-based community transformation initiative created for the express purpose of building a personal and collective growth culture in the Metro East area and East St. Louis in particular. We are committed to ending gun violence and mass incarceration. We are a movement for racial and economic dignity. We mobilize communities of faith to build power. We propose to implement proven strategies steeped in public health culture to integrate a group violence intervention, hospital linked violence prevention program and a community help center to create a trusted space for residents to reach out and touch. 

The social bonds that are created at community help centers build strong, safe and inclusive communities; social interaction, volunteerism, civic pride and aesthetics all play a role. After-school programs can help deter at-risk youth from criminal activities and can provide a constructive environment. 

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Seeking Justice for Slain Loved Ones

In 2020, there were 36 homicides in East St. Louis. A Belleville News-Democrat investigation found that 75% of the 453 homicides from 2000 to 2018 in East St. Louis remained unsolved as of 2019.

“East St. Louis has been known as the place where people get murdered all the time.  Right now we are working to try to change the image that is in East St. Louis.”

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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James

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We Have the Healing Our Families Listening Campaign & Illinois Metro-East Poor People's Campaign Launch.

We have been in the thrust of MEOC’s Healing Our Families Campaign. We realize that it will take all of our collective power to get the needed changes for our region. We have been collaborating with our partners for our upcoming event. August 7th, 2021, 12pm-2pm. We will be doing an official launch of the Metro-East Poor Peoples Campaign. It is an extension to MEOC’s work. The launch will be held at 2511 State Street, E. St. Louis, Illinois. We will also be commemorating Black August.

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Our Partners & Sponsors

 Life Outside of Violence  

Cardinal Glennon SSM Hospital

The Rehoboth Project

Poor People's Campaign

Moms Demand Action-Metro East

Families Against Gun Violence

Crime Survivors Safety and Justice-E St Louis Chapter

Empire 13

St. Luke AME

Shiloh AME

 Rising Star Church

God Inspired Apostolic Church

Moore’s Temple COGIC

Empowerment of Grace

Sunshine Cultural Arts Center

REC Team

 Community Development Sustainable Solutions

Love Fellowship Church

Restoration Outreach Center

Thrive Church

 Christian Growth Center

Connections for Success

 Eden Theological Seminary

Solid Lines Production

VPC Municipal Engagement Task-force

 Poor People’s Campaign 

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Contact MEOC

(800) 516-5703

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