RESOURCES FOR LAS VEGAS VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Find your local Victim Witness Assistance center on CalVCB's local help pages.
The FBI is compiling a list of everyone who was at the festival during the attack. If you were there, please add your name to the FBI's list.
Get back your lost property, help the investigation and find more resources for victims through the FBI's page on the Las Vegas attack
VICTIM COMPENSATION INFORMATION:
The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) can help Californians pay bills and expenses resulting from violent crime. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.
“If you or a family member are a California resident and were at the Route 91 Harvest Festival attack on Sunday, October 1, we may be able to help you pay for expenses such as medical bills, funeral expenses, mental health treatment, or lost wages. You may apply for help whether or not you were injured in the attack. Even if you have no expenses today, we encourage you to apply now in case you incur expenses in the future, such as counseling.”
Call CalVCB at 1-800-777-9229 for assistance.
This application has two signature pages, one for the California program and one for the Nevada program. When you submit this application to CalVCB, you will be applying to both programs, and CalVCB will work directly with the Nevada compensation program to assist you. You do not need to fill out another application for Nevada.
You can contact any local victim advocate for help with the application, or you can simply fill it out, print it, sign it, and send it to CalVCB via fax or regular mail:
California Victim Compensation Board
P.O. Box 3036
Sacramento, CA 95812-3036 Fax: (833) CALVCB-0 (225-8220)
Local Victim Witness Advocates:
LA COUNTY: Brenda Aguilara949-250-4058 x202
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Tracy Rediford 909-684-9980
RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Jeanette Hunter 951-304-5684
Cynthia Anzenberger 949-250-4058 X202,
Rasta Bagheri 949-975-8105 fax: email@example.com 949-975-8105
Claudia Torres 714-763-4575 fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blog on Grief Recovery Method and the Las Vegas Shootings (Anne-Marie offers individual and group Grief Recovery Method sessions
Coping After Terrorism for Injured Survivors Brochure put out by the FBI
Coping With Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
This resource provides tips for the coping the grieving process.
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event A Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers. This booklet describes what community members can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do
This booklet describes what community members can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.
If You're a Victim of Crime, Help is Available
The video recognizes that being a victim of a crime can be a devastating experience for survivors and their families, describes the help that is available for victims of crime, and identifies certain victims' rights that are guaranteed in most states.
OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and Recovery
This handbook provides victims of terrorism with information based on the expertise of mental health, crisis counseling, and victim assistance professionals. The handbook is intended to help these victims understand their reactions to an act of terrorism or mass violence.
OVC Help Series for Crime Victims: Homicide
The OVC HELP Series of brochures provides a resource for victims of crime and the victim service providers that work with them every day. Each brochure defines a type of victimization, discusses what to do if you are a victim of crime, and provides national resources for more information and assistance on where to go for help.
What You Can Do If You Are a Victim of Crime
This brochure highlights victims' rights and compensation and assistance programs, and lists national organizations that help victims to find information or obtain referrals.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides a series of resources that may assist you when speaking with youth and teens.
Mental Health Providers
Contact Mariposa Women & Family Center in Orange about its group sessions for Route 91 survivors at 714-547-6494 or email email@example.com.
Also in Orange County, the Center for Individual and Family Therapy, a Christian counseling center, has been holding free group sessions. Another group will be held Tuesday night, Oct. 17, in Brea. More may be added. Call 714-558-9266.
The county of Orange is referring people seeking short-term therapy to its HCA Prevention and Early Intervention program, Community Counseling and Supportive Services (CCSS) at 714-645-8000.
The Los Angeles County ACCESS line is 800-854-7771; Riverside County CARES line is 800-706-7500; the 24/7 national SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline is 800-985-5990.
For information on San Bernardino County 24/7 Crisis Walk-In Clinics, go to crisis services at http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dbh/.
EMDR Therapists - EMDR is specific therapy for trauma: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes. (from emdr.com)