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Resources and Support for the Victims at Michigan State University

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OVC extends our support for the victims and those impacted by the shooting at Michigan State University on February 13, 2023. 

We offer our comfort and a list of resources below to all those regaining their sense of security 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.

Drop-In Counseling Services 

Drop-in counseling services are available February 14, 2023, at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center until 9:00 p.m. The Center is located at:

819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

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 Michigan Crime Victim 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.

Phone: 877-251-7373
Email: [email protected]
Compensation Forms: available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Tip Sheet on Coping with Disasters 

Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma
This fact sheet helps college students cope with disasters and other traumatic events. It describes normal reactions to trauma, and emphasizes the importance of talking about feelings.

 

Date Published: February 14, 2023