Family Resiliency Center coming to Midessa

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As victims continue to heal from the trauma of August 31st, now bystanders can as well with the help of the new Family Resilience Center.

The family resiliency center is a repsonse to the august 31st mass shooting that took 7 lives and injured 25 others in addition to impacting thousands of people in the Odessa/Midland communities.

Chandra Quintanar, Coordinator of FRC

This is funded through the Victim of Crime Act, which means it is all funded by the state of Texas and will have zero cost to residents. Chandra says the idea of the FRC cannot be attributed to just one person.

I think that a lot of the people in the community came together and realized that we need a place where people can come together and get some help in getting their lives back together and finding a new normal.

Chandra Quintanar, Coordinator of FRC

There will be toll-free hotlines to help those affected get assistance connecting to other resources. The FRC will offer other resources like alternative therapeutic services, support groups, community education, and outreach events. it is currently funded for the next two years but could stick around if the need is there.

We’ll probably be here for the next three and a half years. If after that the need is still strong, then we can look at alternate funding spources if the state decides to not renew the grant. We are not going anywhere.

Chandra Quintanar, Coordinator of FRC

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