Project Overview

Welcome to So Cal Route 91 Heals.
This program offers long term support to the survivors and family members of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting that took place on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.

To assist with the significant and ongoing needs for support, the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) received a federal Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) grant and designated the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office to coordinate support services throughout Southern California.

Give an Hour was selected to work with the Ventura County District Attorney’s office to offer support services to the Route 91 community in Southern California. Founded in 2005, Give an Hour is a national non profit that specializes in mental health, emotional wellness, and has extensive experience in recovery aid after mass trauma events.

The Counties served in this three- year project include:

While the majority of survivors live in Southern California, we are aware some reside in other areas. Regardless of location, all are eligible for the recovery services offered.

Read the press release

Informational Links

The following NO COST services will be offered and will begin in late September 2020:

  • Ongoing Support Groups: Initially, support groups will be available online using a web-based platform. When it is safe to do so, face to face groups will be offered in each County.
  • Emotional wellness training and coaching.
  • An Evidence-Based Peer Support Model that will provide training to survivors who are interested in becoming a peer supporter in the project.
  • An on-line Trauma Resource Library.
  • Referrals for mental health services.
  • Yearly memorial events in each County: For 2020, the project is producing video memorials from survivors to share online. If you are interested in sharing your story, please reach out to Michael Morisette, Give an Hour Outreach Specialist at mmorisette@giveanhour.org
  • Travel stipends for survivors to attend memorial events when it is safe to do so.
  • The opportunity for those serving the Route 91 community to collaborate to best serve the unique needs of this population.
Project Contacts:
To ensure that the services that are offered meet survivor and family member needs, we need to hear from you! Please take 5 minutes to access our online needs assessment here:

 

Needs Assessment

The So Cal 91 Heals Project is thrilled to be partnering with the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center in this work.

Come back and visit our site soon!  We will continue to update it with new information!

 

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