The Freedom Community Center (FCC) is a new, Black-led organization in North St. Louis that was founded to dismantle systems of oppression that inflict harm and trauma on Black communities in St. Louis City, particularly the police and the criminal punishment system and equip community members with the tools to interrupt/prevent community violence. We ground ourselves in the knowledge that Black survivors of St. Louis have the solutions to the question: What will keep us safe? We seek to build a community-based approach centered in power, healing, accountability, and repair. We use two interwoven strategies to achieve this vision. We make peace and we build power.