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Resources and Support for the Victims in Half Moon Bay, California

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We offer our sympathies to the victims and their families impacted by the shootings in Half Moon Bay, California, on January 23, 2023.

Below is a list of resources that may help victims, their families, and the community during this difficult time.

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

Family Notification Center

A family notification center has been set up at the IDES Hall.

735 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, California 94019

Victim Helplines

VictimConnect

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, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time at:

Phone or text: 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 year-round disaster crisis counseling.

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

Victim Compensation

The California Victim Compensation Board, 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.

Phone: 800-777-9229
Email: [email protected]
Online Application
Compensation Forms: available in many languages, including English, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Lao, Spanish, Vietnamese, and more.

 

Date Published: January 24, 2023