Below is a compilation of resources we hope you find helpful. Please reach out if you need support or just want to talk to someone.
For parents on how to speak with your children about gun violence:
Recursos en Español para padres sobre cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre la violencia armada:
Our hearts are with the families and children in Uvalde. The Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center is available to provide support to anyone in our community who needs it. GSRC drop-in hours are extended this week Wednesday and Thursday 4-8 pm. Caring and trained therapists are available to listen and offer support. (408) 209-8356. 7365 Monterey Street, Gilroy.
SAN BENITO RESOURCES
CALL: Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
CALL: Youth Crisis Line (24/7): 1-800-843-5200
CALL: Crisis Support Services (24/7): 1-800-309-2131
CALL: National Domestic Violence Hotline/Child Abuse (24/7): 1-800-422-4453
CALL: National Teen Dating Abuse: 1-866-331-9474
CALL: Parental Stress (24/7): 510-893-5444
CALL: Narcotics Hotline: 925-685-4357
CALL: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1-888-662-HELP (4357)
CALL: California HOPE Support with Coping skills: 833-317 HOPE (4673)
TEXT: “HOME” to 741741 (to text with crisis counselor)
TEXT: “Start” to 678678 (to LGBTQ Crisis Support)
CALL 211: free confidential service line that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find the local resources they need. Here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Call: Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-775-221-7600
SBHS Care Solace Support
Supporting Others In Trauma Resilience
“There are many ways to help victims of trauma recover that are not therapy or treatment and are not based on therapeutic expertise. One of the most important components of trauma recovery is companionship. Victims need people who will listen, believe, and take the trauma seriously, have patience, and are willing to witness the pain without trying to “hide it, fade it, or fix it.” This is about the ordinary human capacity for empathy, both to witness other people’s sorrow and pain and to help them witness their pain for themselves.This companionship meets the two basic needs of trauma victims. People who have experienced trauma need an opportunity to talk about the trauma and have the hurt and unfairness acknowledged. They also need reconnection to the community because trauma broadly undermines trust and confidence in others.“
(Heart of Hope: A Guide for Using Peacemaking Circles to Develop Emotional Literacy, Promote Healing & Build Healthy Relationships by Carolyn Boyes-Watson & Kay Pranis)