Healing Our Families
To create safer communities and build stronger, healthier families through community violence intervention and prevention tools steeped in a public health culture. To reduce the occurrence of gun violence, over-criminalization and mass incarceration.
MEOC seek to research, develop, and execute proven strategies steeped in a public health culture through the integration of community violence intervention and hospital linked violence prevention programs.
To mobilize communities of faith, practitioners, credible messengers; and other local citizens in urban and disenfranchised neighborhoods that are underserved, training them to organize and build collective power in the Black Community.
• To develop community help centers designed to be a trusted space for residents to reach out and touch
• To address the gaps in systemic issues through advocacy and trusted resources
• To support victims of violence, survivors, and community members
Culture of Honor
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.”