On Tuesday, October 1, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will support survivors in their healing process by bringing various organizations together to offer physical and mental health resources, legal and financial information, and more to help survivors.
This free wellnes event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas provides anyone impacted by 1 October, including victims' family members, first responders, law enforcement and community members, an opportunity to learn valuable information. Topics include legal information as it relates to issues arising from 1 October (employment, housing, disability and more), financial wellness (budgeting and money management basics), behavioral health techniques, finding the right therapy, journaling, Victims of Crime program questions and more.
Participating partners include Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, America First Credit Union, UNLV's The Practice and School of Medicine, Center for Mind, Body Medicine and will also feature acoustic music from Thrillbilly Delux.
With the growing number of mass shooting tragedies, the Resiliency Center continues to see an increase in people impacted by 1 October seeking help. Since opening on October 23, 2017, the Resiliency Center has served more than 10,000 people.
This event is one of numerous #VegasStronger activities highlighting the community's unity and strength in the aftermath. A calendar of activities can be found at www.lasvegasnewswire.com/events.
Media is invited to capture and interview with a Resiliency Center spokesperson, alongside photos and b-roll of the gathering.
Who: Vegas Strong Resiliency Center
What: Wellness event designed to help survivors and community members continue to heal
Where: Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89155
When: Tuesday, October 1 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., immediately following the 7 a.m. Sunrise Remembrance ceremony in the Government Center's outdoor amphitheater
Why: In the aftermath of 1 October, people have suffered emotional, behavioral, medical, financial, and legal consequences. The Resiliency Center is committed to providing long-term support to people impacted by the tragedy.
RSVP: Media interested in attending should email Jennifer.Lopez@rrpartners.com.
About the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, a multi-agency resource hub managed by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, supports those affected by the 1 October tragedy. It is funded by the Nevada State Division of Child and Family Services grant 2019-V7-GX-0001 from FY2018 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program through the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime.