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Resources and Support for the Victims of the Shooting in Indianapolis, Indiana

We at OVC extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims of the shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 15, 2021. 

The following resources may be able to help victims, their families, and the community during this difficult time.

Resources are also available to help victim service providers, law enforcement, first responders, and community and faith leaders responding to this tragedy.

A Family Unification Center has been established at the Holiday Inn at 8555 Stansted Drive. The Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) chaplains and others will be at the hotel to assist families.

Victim Helplines


VictimConnect is an OVC-funded service that offers confidential assistance to victims of crime. Trained specialists are available to help you locate services in your area, including mental health counseling, legal services, and more. Contact VictimConnect from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. eastern time at:

Phone: 855–4–VICTIM (855–484–2846)
Chat: https://chat.victimsofcrime.org/victim-connect
Dial 711 and VictimConnect staff can provide services through an interpreter in more than 200 languages, and to hearing- and speech-impaired individuals.

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling.

This 24/7 toll free, multilingual, crisis support service is available to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including incidents of mass violence. Contact the hotline toll free at 800–985–5990.

Victim Compensation

Indiana's Crime Victims' Compensation Program, funded in part through the OVC-administered Crime Victims Fund, may help offset a victim’s financial burden related to funeral, mental health, medical, and other expenses. Following is contact information for this program:

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
Victim Services Division
101 West Washington Street, Suite 1170E
Indianapolis, IN  46204
Phone: 800–353–1484


Date Published: April 16, 2021