Support Available for Boulder Community Following Mass Shooting

Updated 3/29/21

Local Support Resources

Family Assistance Center Hours Now Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

CU Office of Victitm Assistance – Supporting Those who have experienced trauma.

Community Mental-Emotional Support at CU Boulder – Anyone who needs mental or emotional support can visit the CU Events Center, 950 Regent Drive, for free services. It’s open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Disaster Distress Helpline call or text 1-800-985-5990.

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

 

Victim Support Funds

Links to Mental Health Resources and Ways to Donate

Community Foundation crisis response fund to support those impacted by shooting.

The Colorado Healing Fund. Funds will go directly to victims and their families. CHF works victim service partners to identify victim needs and fill the gaps in financial resources.

Boulder County Mental Health resources and Victim Support funds available to community members.

Boulder Valley School District

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Virtual Student Support
As we have shared previously, the District Trauma Team has been activated and is working to support the social-emotional needs of students who have been impacted by the recent events in Boulder.

If you know a student that is needing support, including grief counseling, please let us know by adding them to our Need support through this crisis? Google Form

Crisis Hotlines – for adults or students
Please utilize and share these resources with family and friends who might need some assistance during this difficult time:

Colorado Crisis Services
Confidential crisis support, information and referrals are available 24/7. Call: 1-844-493-TALK (8255).

Mental Health Partners
Clinicians are operating remotely at this time and offering mental health services to community members. Call (303) 443-8500 to schedule an appointment or visit the Walk-In clinic: 3180 Airport Road, Boulder

Flyer with more information from Mental Health Partners

National Helpline
Treatment referrals and information is available 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals at 1-800-273-8255.

Special thanks to the City of Boulder for gathering these resources as well as ways that people can give to the families of victims of this tragedy.

Family Assistance Center
Many resources are available for individuals who were present at King Soopers on Monday or know someone who was. The Family Assistance Center offers a variety of options including:

  • Crime Victim Compensation/District Attorney’s Office
  • Mental Health Resources (Crisis Counseling On-Site)
  • Salvation Army (Food)
  • Red Cross (Spiritual Care)
  • FBI (Emergency needs/Property inquiries)
  • Boulder Police Department Victim Advocates
  • Therapy Dogs
  • Massage/Acupuncture

Family Resource Center (FAC) is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday, March 26 and is located at 2855 N. 63rd Street.

Virtual Community Conversations – offered by Mental Health Partners

When Students Return

Ee are preparing for the return of students the week of March 29. The District Trauma Team will be working closely with counselors at all of our buildings once they return from Spring Break. Our focus, of course, will be schools closest to the tragedy. Our goal is to ensure that students have access to mental health and emotional support at their schools and that our buildings have district support, as needed.
BVSD Communications

Vigils

3/31 MEMORIAL SERVICE INFORMATION OFFICER ERIC TALLEY

https://bouldercolorado.gov/newsroom/memorial-service-information-for-officer-eric-talley

 

https://bouldercolorado.gov/community-vigils-and-memorials-in-boulder

CU’s Chapter of Students Demand Action for Gun Sense, which is a part of Everytown and closely aligned with Moms Demand Action. The group just received a permit from the University and the City of Boulder to hold a march from Norlin to the Boulder Court house this coming Monday afternoon 3/29. 

The march will start at 2:30pm Monday 3/29. The purpose of the march is to provide a bridge between CU students and the larger Boulder community and give people a concrete way to engage in the need for sensible gun legislation. 

https://forms.everytown.org/a/buffaloes-over-bullets

 

WEEKLY VIGIL: LONGMONT LEADS WITH LOVE

1:00 to 6:00pm, SATURDAY, MARCH 27
MAIN STREET, BETWEEN 6TH AND LONGS PEAK AVENUE
SPECIAL THIS WEEK:  ENOUGH !!!!! Our community is mourning the loss of ten friends and neighbors—Enough innocent victims! Enough loved ones terrorized in their supermarkets, workplaces, and schools! Enough communities terrorized by guns and politicians who answer to the NRA, not the people! Enough racism and hate crimes! Enough “us” versus “them” in a culture that breeds violence! Enough “thoughts and prayers” from politicians who refuse to act to protect us.

To show Main Street that we have had enough,

But at the same time show concern for rising Covid rates in Boulder County:

  • Vigil anytime between 1:00pm and 6:00pm, for as long as you like;
  • Spread out along the WEST side of Main Street, from 6th to 9th streets.
  • Bring signs that say “ENOUGH!”
  • Wear orange to support sensible gun regulation

To show that leading with love means protecting everyone’s health, please:

  • wear a mask,
  • maintain 6 feet of social distancing,
  • be sure that no group is larger than 10 people. 

Longmont Leads With Love stands for unity, peace, and a respectful expression of mourning for victims of violence in Boulder and around the world. Please stay away from counter-protesters, both in your actions and your messages. Engaging with them only gives them more attention and credibility.

There are alternative ways to vigil: Drive safely in a decorated car, display your signs and messages at home, or make your voice heard on social media.

 


Previous Updates

In partnership with the City of Boulder, Rose Community Foundation, Together Colorado (our local faith community), and the Colorado Healing Fund, the Community Foundation Boulder County has established a fund to support the victims, their families, and our community in dealing with and processing these events. The Boulder County Crisis Fund will support the needs of those directly affected and the needs of our community to heal.

Any funds raised in excess of need will go towards a general for future local crises.

If you would like to support memorial services and the family of Officer Eric Talley, please direct your support to the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation.

The Colorado Healing Fund has been activated. The Fund, chaired by former Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and the nonprofit organization’s board of trustees, provides a safe way for people to donate following tragedies, ensuring that the funds go to the victims and their families.

The public can securely donate online by visiting ColoradoHealingFund.org and donating through Colorado Gives. Checks and in-person donations will be accepted at Colorado-based FirstBank locations. Donors should make checks out to “Colorado Healing Fund” and designate their donations for “victims accounts” to bank tellers. Donations will be distributed to victims by the Fund’s community partners, including the Colorado Organization of Victim Assistance.

If you are in crisis, call the crisis hotline at 1-844-493-8255, text TALK to 38255 or go directly to Mental Health Partners walk-in center at 3180 Airport Road, Boulder.

Free support services for community members are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the University of Colorado Boulder Events Center, 950 Regent Drive.

Naropa University is hosting a virtual support group at 4 p.m. today that will include multiple therapists, who will host breakout groups based on needs. Groups will be available for those directly impacted, for first responders, and for those indirectly impacted. To join via Zoom, go here.

The Boulder Valley School District’s trauma response team is supporting district students impacted. To receive support, fill out the form at tinyurl.com/3xxawvnp .