S.O.S. Bed-Stuy works closely with local organizations, neighborhood churches and pastors, community residents and the individuals most likely to commit a shooting.
The staff of S.O.S. Bed-Stuy prevents gun violence from occurring in the S.O.S. catchment area in Bedford-Stuyvesant by mediating conflicts that may end in gun violence and acting as peer counselors to men and women who are at risk of perpetrating or being victimized by violence. S.O.S. Bed-Stuy works closely with neighborhood leaders and businesses to promote a visible and public message against gun violence, encouraging local voices to articulate that shooting is an unacceptable behavior.