How You Can Help Cancel Gun Violence

Stop & Think

  • Violence Prevention

    • De-Escalation Programs

      • Cure Violence- Dutchtown, Walnut Park, Wells Goodfellow/Hamilton Heights Neighborhoods​

      • Urban League's Gun Violence De-Escalation Network- ​The Gun Violence De-Escalation Network provides concerned citizens who have direct knowledge of a conflict heading towards gun violence a trusted resource. The De-Escalation team works around the clock to de-escalate active conflicts within 72 hours. If the conflict can not be de-escalated, a re-location plan is developed and implemented.  

      • Conflict Resolution Center De-Escalation Training- This training focuses on the root causes of conflict and explores techniques to prevent unhealthy conflict, encourage positive dialog, and manage conflict when it happens. 

    • Behavioral Health Response Crisis Response Units- BHR’s Justice and Crisis Response Unit (J-CRU) is a street triage co-responder model, in which a trained J-CRU clinician partners with a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer on calls related to behavioral health such as mental health, substance use, trauma, quality of life events, self-sufficiency incidents, and more.

    • The T STL- The T (314-300-8332) offers Stop the Bleed training (learn how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and how to stop it) and Are You Ok (learn the signs of overdose and how to give Narcan to save a life).

  • Suicide Prevention

    • 988- If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org

    • Mental Health First Aid- This training teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge in adults and youth

    • Counseling on Access to Lethal Means TrainingCounseling on Access to Lethal Means can help you feel prepared to talk with people about means safety. Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. This course is about how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide—and their families—to reduce access.

Lock Up Your Guns

Drop the Drama

  • Conflict Resolution Center- CRC offers conflict mediation for landlord/tenant issues, police/civilian conflicts, neighbor disputes, and more.

  • VPC's Gun Violence Response Network- If you have been a victim of gun violence, you can connect to services you need to recover by dialing 211, entering your zip code, and pressing 6.