Las Vegas Shooting Resource Center Switching Locations

Las Vegas Shooting Resource Center Switching Locations

News Oct 18, 2017

Oct. 18—The assistance center for those affected by the Oct. 1 mass shooting will close Friday night at the Las Vegas Convention Center and transition to a new location to "support longer-term needs of people coping with the incident, according to Clark County officials.

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will open on Monday at 1524 Pinto Lane, near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Alta Drive, officials said. It will initially operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Furthermore, Friday also will be the last day area residents can personally pick up belongings left behind at the festival grounds. Those wanting to pick up their property after Friday should visit here.

The resiliency center will serve as a resource and referral center for families of victims, survivors, first responders and anyone affected by the shooting, officials said.

"The initial focus of the Family Assistance Center was to provide immediate services to family members and friends of loved ones who died in the incident or were directly involved," said John Steinbeck, Clark County deputy fire chief in a news release. "Now we are transitioning to a more permanent service model to help people connect with services they may need over time to help them build resilience and strength in the aftermath of this incident."

The format of the center was drawn from other U.S. cities that have suffered mass killings, officials said.

For more information, call 702-455-AIDE (2433), 1-833-299-2433 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/vegasstrong.

Source
McClatchy
Las Vegas Sun
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