Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $3,954,899)
This grant provides services for victims and responders of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting that occurred on July 28, 2019. The shooting resulted in three deaths and physical injuries to seventeen others. Approximately 10,000 -12,000 people were present at the festival at the time of the shooting. The grant will provide for the establishment of the Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center in Santa Clara County where the needs of victims will be addressed in a comprehensive manner. The Center will provide a centralized place for victims to have their needs identified and be supported to efficiently access services. The center will develop programming to assist with recovery and a network of service providers. The Santa Clara County District Attorneys Office will oversee the Center that will serve those who reside in the County and victims of the incident in other locations. In addition, grant funds will provide behavioral health services to assist with various mental health needs, victim compensation for medical and income loss expenses and reimbursement of certain response activities assist victims immediately following the shooting. The grant also provides for the development of a phone Mind and Body application and website. The application will connect victims with a calendar of events, allow for scheduling of appointments with outreach specialists, advocates and therapists, a training calendar and psychoeducational information. The application and website will also include a video library that will include psychoeducational videos in both English and Spanish, as well as videos of Psychological First Aid and other trainings.
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