Struggling to understand the senselessness violence of the Aurora, CO shootings?
CONCERN can provide general guidance on coping with feelings during this difficult
time. This newsletter features a selection of articles that focus on helping
individuals that may know someone that has been directly impacted by this violence
prepare themselves to respond with understanding and support. CONCERN also
supports employees and their families with individual clinical counseling if
they should seek assistance in coping with their own feelings of being overwhelmed.
CONCERN is available 24/7/365 at 800-344-4222
How to help the Aurora, CO theater shooting victims
The nation is still trying to process the events of last week's shooting in
an Aurora, CO movie theater during the midnight premier of "The Dark
Knight Rises." READ: 12
Killed, 59 Injured In CO Theater Shooting
As locals begin piecing together the details of this unspeakable tragedy,
aid organizations are stepping in to offer them supplies, blood donations and
comfort. A question many people are asking is, "How can I help?" SCCOE
staff that wish to assist victims and their families can turn to the following
Red Cross Colorado Chapters dispensed food, water and mental health
professionals to Gateway High School, which served as an evacuation site
for victims and witnesses after the shooting. The organization is not accepting
donations at this time for this specific effort.
- Aurora Mental Health Center is
offering crisis counseling to anyone in need. Find out how you can support
the Aurora Mental Health Center here or
call 303.617.2300 to find out more information.
Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) helps heal those who have
been affected by crime with its education, leadership and advocacy programs.
COVA is working with the Aurora Police Department to coordinate donations
for victims of Friday's mass shooting. To contribute to COVA's relief efforts,
consider making a donation online or
sending a check to 90 Galapago Street, Denver CO, 80223.
Center For Crime Victims is providing bilingual/bicultural counselors
to victims and families affected by the tragedy. The organization provides
resources such as financial aid, provisions, support groups and more during
times of trauma. Learn
Rises Relief Fund (part of GivingFirst.org) is raising money for the
Aurora shooting victims and their families. Visit Twitter, Facebook,
and YouTube for
more information. The hashtag #ReadyToBelieve has been created to start
a Twitter trend for the fund.
- New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3)
public charity that funds relief projects. New Venture will distribute donations
to organizations such as charities, churches and hospitals supporting the
families of victims. In some instances, donations will go directly to families.
With Confidence Foundation has organized a local gathering and donation
drive in Aurora, Colo., aimed at supporting the community in this time
of need. Donations, such as food and bottled water, are encouraged. For
more information, visit
the event's Facebook page. Donations can be delivered directly to the
Rec Center at 15528 east Hampden circle, Aurora, CO 80013
Way Denver is working to support families affected by the tragedy.
Find out how you can support United Way Denver's relief efforts here.