Open to victims, families, and the community, regardless of citizenship status. All services are free of charge and include immediate and long-term services. A list of resources for counseling and support are included on the back of the Uvalde Together Resiliency Center flyer.
The Uvalde CISD counseling team will continue to be available at the Benson Educational Complex Cafeteria, 601 Dean Street. Uvalde CISD students and faculty are welcome to visit the Benson Educational Complex Monday through Thursday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Counseling services for the community are available on www.ucisd.net.
As additional long term plans are created and finalized, this resource list will be updated to best serve the coordinators and community of Uvalde. Updated 6/8/22 9:10 am.
Disaster Distress Hotline | Disaster Distress Helpline | SAMHSA|
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Hill Country MHDD | Hill Country MHDD Centers |
Crisis Line: 1-877-466-0660
If you are seeking mental health support in the community of Uvalde please call: 888-690-0799
Methodist Health Care Ministries — Local Uvalde Nurse
Alicia Ramirez, RN |Wesley Nurse
(830) 278-3135 | Aramirez@mhm.org
301 North High St., Uvalde, TX 78801
Family Service Association |https://family-service.org/
Family Service Association of San Antonio grieves for victims of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting, and for our friends, families, and neighbors in the Uvalde community. In response to this tragedy, Family Service will provide an additional team of counselors to facilitate crisis counseling, family counseling, and to address the additional needs of families in addition to our existing services in the community for as long as families need it. Individuals and families needing resources can connect to Family Service direct service programs by calling 830-448-9630. Uvalde Support • Family Service (family-service.org)
Catholic Charities San Antonio
Catholic Charities of San Antonio is providing counseling, legal assistance, and case management for 1st Responders, Educators, families, and friends at Sacred Heart Church of Uvalde. Please contact Ann Marie for more information at 830-278-3448.
Clarity Guidance Center|Home – Clarity Child Guidance Center (claritycgc.org)
Our specialists, therapists, and psychiatrists are trained in assisting parents and kids with issues related to mental health, substance abuse, family/relationship issues, and childhood behavioral problems.
Children’s Bereavement Center | Home – Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas (cbcst.org)
Here are some links to resources we have on how to support your child during this troubling time:
Our hearts are with the entire Uvalde community as they navigate this difficult journey of grief.
CRISIS HOTLINE: 855.327.8004
The Arc of San Antonio serves as a social service home to all those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and readily assists families during all phases of life.
Sometimes the most difficult problem to face is knowing where to turn for help. Dial 2-1-1 and speak to a call specialist that can provide support resources for; counseling/mental health, utility/rent assistance, parenting resources, emergency relief, food, clothing, childcare, drug treatment, transportation and more. Call specialists are multi-lingual. The 2-1-1 Helpline is free and confidential and available 24/7/365. Visit www.uwsatx.org/211 for more information.
Rise Recovery | Rise Recovery
Rise Recovery’s telehealth program provides barrier-free virtual substance use recovery support for youth and families in South Texas.
24-Hour Recovery Resource Helpline: 210-SAY-CARE
Advance | Texas Wintergarden | AVANCE San Antonio
Crime Victims’ Compensation Program|Crime Victims’ Compensation Program | Office of the Attorney General (texasattorneygeneral.gov)
Crime victims and their families may need information, resources, or financial assistance. We’re here to help.
The Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) Program helps crime victims and their immediate families with the financial costs of crime. CVC covers crime-related costs such as counseling, medical treatment, funerals, and loss of income not paid by other sources.
OneStar joins our fellow Texans in grief and disbelief at the horrific loss at Robb Elementary School this week. We are heartbroken at the innocent lives lost and trauma endured. Our hearts are with the students, families, faculty, volunteers, and the whole Uvalde community who have been forever impacted.
Accompanying our condolences is an opportunity to take action to support our neighbors in Uvalde. In partnership with the Uvalde CISD, First State Bank of Uvalde has created the Robb School Memorial Fund to assist the families and community affected by this tragedy.
The following list of materials includes those focused on general mental health and substance use-related needs after a mass violence event, as well as a separate section listing materials for children, their caregivers, and school personnel.
General Disaster Response and Recovery Information
Resources for Children, Youth, Parents and Other Caregivers, and Schools
A disaster event such as this is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. People can call or text the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline’s toll-free number (1–800–985–5990) and receive immediate counseling. This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is available to anyone experiencing psychological distress as a result of this event. People who call and text are connected to trained and caring professionals from crisis counseling centers in the network. Helpline staff provide confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.
The SAMHSA Disaster App allows disaster behavioral health responders to navigate resources related to pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, and post-deployment resources. Users can also share resources from the app via text message or email and quickly identify local mental health and substance use disorder treatment services. https://store.samhsa.gov/product/samhsa-disaster