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Resources and Support for the Victims in Monterey Park, California

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OVC joins the Nation in mourning the victims and those impacted by the shooting at Lunar New Year celebration at a dance studio in Monterey Park, California, on January 21, 2023, and we offer our condolences to the victims and their families.

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.

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, 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, Vietnamese, and more.

Local Resources

There are resources in the immediate area that may offer services to those impacted by this tragedy, including the following organization:

Chinatown Service Center
767 N. Hill Street, Suite 400A
Los Angeles, CA  90012
Phone: 213-808-1700


Date Modified: March 7, 2023
Date Published: January 23, 2023