Resiliency center offering support to 1 October survivors affected by Florida shooting

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is offering support to 1 October survivors affected by the mass shooting that occurred on Wednesday at Parkland High School in Florida.

A therapist is available by phone and for walk-in clients each day at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. News of the shooting in Florida prompted calls to the Resiliency Center’s hotlines from 1 October survivors reminded of the violence that occurred in Las Vegas during the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is located at 1524 Pinto Lane and is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. It can be reached by phone at (702) 455-2433 (AIDE) or toll-free at (833) 299-2433 and by email at: vegasstrongresiliencycenter@clarkcountynv.gov. Its website address is www.VegasStrongRC.org. It also has a Facebook page .

Survivors of 1 October and anyone dealing with effects from the violence including hotel workers, taxi cab drivers or bystanders who tried to help victims are encouraged to contact the resiliency center.

Three therapy support groups are now meeting in Southern Nevada for 1 October survivors and their family members, including a group for Spanish speakers. The support groups are free and being facilitated by local therapists. The meetings are not open to the general public due to the need to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of participants. 

The meeting schedule is as follows:

· Mondays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Spanish language group – FirstMed Health & Wellness Center, 400 Shadow Lane, Suite 106

· Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Dignity Health Siena Campus, 3001 St. Rose Pkwy. in Henderson

· Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Creative Solutions Counseling Center, 7371 W. Charleston Blvd.

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