Resources for Local Residents


The “Uvalde Together Resiliency Center”

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.

Additional Local Mental Health Service Providers in Uvalde

Counseling Services Available through Uvalde CISD

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

Transportation Assistance

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.

Additional Crisis Counseling/Mental Health Support

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 |

301 North High St., Uvalde, TX 78801 



Family Service Association |

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 (



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 (

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 (

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.


K’Star|K’STAR.ORG – Home (

CRISIS HOTLINE: 855.327.8004


The Arc | Home – The Arc of San Antonio (

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.

2-1-1 | 2-1-1 Texas | Texas Health And Human Services Commission (

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 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. 

Phone: 210-227-2634


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 (
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.




Monetary Donations

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.

Click here to learn how you can contribute. 


Uvalde PTO

Educational Resources

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


  • Tips for Survivors: Coping With Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event—In this tip sheet, SAMHSA defines and describes grief, discusses ways of coping with grief, and explains complicated or traumatic grief. The tip sheet also offers relevant resources for additional support.



  • Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event—At this web page, CDC emphasizes the importance of effective coping after a disaster and getting professional help if needed for reactions that are difficult and intense. Links are provided to additional information about managing your emotional health as a survivor and about supporting your children in coping. information is available in Spanish at


  • The Impact of Disaster and Mass Violence Events on Mental Health—Intended for mental health and substance use disorder treatment professionals, this online article from the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) summarizes research on common reactions to disasters. The article identifies common reactions in disaster-affected communities and describes how reactions increase and decrease in communities over time, as well as highlighting risk factors for longer term reactions.



  • Managing Grief after Disaster—Written for mental health and substance use disorder treatment professionals, this online article from the National Center for PTSD contains information on bereavement, grief, and traumatic grief. It also covers complications of bereavement, risk factors for these complications, and treatment of people experiencing bereavement.


  • Online Clinical Trainings—Provided by the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center, this web page includes descriptions and links to trainings focused on treatments for trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adults. Treatments for which trainings are provided include trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and prolonged exposure.


  • Bounce Back Now—Bounce Back Now is a free mobile app available through the Google Play and App Stores. It is intended to help people with coping and resilience after a natural disaster or incident of mass violence. Once users have created an account, they can complete regular questionnaires to assess mental health, access education and coping tools, and put together a plan for improving emotional health. There are also parenting tips for helping children and teens in coping with the emotional impacts of a disaster.


Mass Violence

  • Mass Violence/Community Violence—This part of the SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series resource collection focuses on incidents of mass violence, community violence, and terrorism and their effects. Resources discuss common reactions to incidents of mass violence, tips for coping, and ways to support children and youth in coping.


  • Coping after Mass Violence—Written for parents and families, this National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) tip sheet provides information about common reactions to mass violence and self-care tips for those living in communities where an incident of mass violence has taken place. The tip sheet also includes external resources for individuals seeking further support.


  • Improving Community Preparedness to Assist Victims of Mass Violence and Domestic Terrorism: Training and Technical Assistance (ICP TTA) Program—Funded by the Office for Victims of Crime within the U.S. Department of Justice, the ICP TTA program works to equip U.S. communities to respond effectively to incidents of criminal mass violence and domestic terrorism. The program’s website features a resources page (, which offers vetted resources to help emergency managers, victim service professionals, and others make victim services part of emergency operations plans, as well as a trainings page (, which includes freely available trainings to help build local capacity.



  • Survivors and Witnesses After Traumatic Events—A product of Voices Center for Resilience, a nonprofit formed after the attacks of September 11, 2001, this tip sheet for the public provides basic information about common effects of exposure to acts of violence, civil unrest, or terrorism. It identifies steps disaster-affected individuals can take in the immediate aftermath of crisis, common reactions to disasters, and tips for coping and asking for help.
  • Talking to Children about the Shooting—In this tip sheet, the NCTSN provides suggestions to parents and other caregivers for talking with their children in ways that help them to make sense of and cope with their reactions to a shooting. The tip sheet also identifies reactions common in children and teens to shooting incidents.
  • Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists After Mass Violence—This NCTSN tip sheet describes how talking with journalists may affect youth who have survived an incident of mass violence. It lists the rights that youth and families have (for example, they have the right to ask what the interview questions will be in advance of agreeing to an interview). It also identifies signs that reporters are doing their job well, so that readers know what to expect.
  • Tips for Parents on Media Coverage—In this tip sheet, the NCTSN explains the effects that media coverage of a violent incident may have on children and teens and suggests ways for parents and other caregivers to help children and teens manage reactions to media coverage and the violent event. The tip sheet also includes tips for families with involvement in a violent incident.
  • Unexpected Challenges for Communities in the Aftermath of a Mass Violence Incident—This tip sheet from the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center lists some unexpected issues a community may encounter after experiencing a mass violence incident. The document also provides suggested solutions for managing these challenges and prioritizing a community’s safety and recovery.

Resources for Children, Youth, Parents and Other Caregivers, and Schools


  • After a Crisis: How Young Children Heal—This tip sheet from the NCTSN describes how young children may respond to disasters and other crises and suggests ways for parents and other caregivers to support them in coping. The tip sheet uses the word SAFETY as a memory aid for readers, with each category of tips beginning with a letter in the word.


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.