When asked what a safe community would feel like, children in our communities tell us that they wouldn’t be afraid to play in the park. Parents say they wouldn’t have to attend so many funerals for young people claimed by gun violence. One youth told us that most people take for granted how safe they are on a daily basis, but not in our neighborhoods, where the frequent lack of safety takes its toll on community health. The first step to healing communities impacted by gun violence is understanding why it happens, how it spreads, and the impact on families. Our Rock Safe Streets program is designed to “cure violence” through prevention, treatment for trauma, advocacy, education, and pathways to stronger, safer communities for all.