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Resources and Support for the Victims in Uvalde, Texas

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OVC joins communities across the Nation to express our grief and sadness for the victims of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

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

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

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 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 United States and its territories who are 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

Texas’ 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:

Crime Vic­tims’ Com­pen­sa­tion Program
Phone: 800–983–9933
Email: www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/crime-victims/crime-victim-services-contact-us

Local Resources

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

 

Date Published: May 25, 2022