How New Yorkers are working to keep neighbors safe from gun violence and COVID-19

October 7, 2020


The last few months have made it clear for all of us how deep the inequities of systemic racism run, and how essential the Crisis Management System is to the health, vibrancy and safety of New York City.

That’s why the Office to Prevent Gun Violence has been centering and amplifying the stories of the women and men who make peace possible in this City every day.

We recently launched the #StayStrongStaySafeNYC campaign, reminding New Yorkers how together we can prevent gun violence and the spread of COVID-19. If you haven’t already, you’ll be seeing the #StayStrongStaySafeNYC message on digital displays across the city.


You can see more of our partners’ powerful messages, and learn about resources in your community, at

It’s not too late to be a part of the movement. You can share your own #StayStrongStaySafe message and tell New Yorkers who #WeAre by using the hashtags and tagging us in your videos or photos on your social media accounts.

We’re grateful to our CMS partners for being leaders in their communities and setting the example of how we keep each other safe no matter the crisis we face.

Jessica Mofield  | Executive Director | Office to Prevent Gun Violence