KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Residents from from the east side of Kansas City, Missouri, came together to learn how they can protect their neighborhood.
It all started with a nonprofit that helps people impacted by crime.
The AdHoc Group Against Crime put together a clinic for people in the neighborhood aimed at reducing violence and provided two simple things they can do.
It starts with communicating more with neighbors, know who you live by and talk to them.
The other is to get a group together to come up with ideas on how to make positive changes in the community.
Neighbors said they are putting their foot down to crime.
"What I am finding is the neighbors are tired and this is our home," Marquita Taylor, the president of Santa Fa Neighborhood Association, said. "We have to fight for what's ours and we have to do something about it before all of my neighbors are gone."
AdHoc said this meeting is the start of something great and they hope people start communicating and making a change.