Vegas Strong Resiliency Center Serves as Key Resource to Assist Anyone Struggling With Impacts from Shooting

Vegas Strong Resiliency Center Serves as Key Resource to Assist Anyone Struggling With Impacts from Shooting

Anyone struggling with impacts from the shooting that occurred on Tuesday at UNLV is encouraged to reach out to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center for help.

The VSRC, established by Clark County and partners following the 1 October shooting, is a key community resource for providing trauma-related care as a result of incidents of mass violence. The center is a resource hub to address individualized needs and is working closely with crisis support services that are available to UNLV students and staff. The center is located at 2915 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 100, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Its phone number is (702) 455-AIDE (2433) or 1 (833) 299-2433 for callers outside Nevada.  Information also is available on its website at and on social media @VegasStrongRC. People cope with trauma in different ways and over varying lengths of time. Symptoms can include anxiousness, trouble focusing, trouble sleeping, a general sense of not being safe and feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.  Suggestions include seeking out counseling, staying in your normal routine as much as possible and dealing with feelings of survivor’s guilt.

“The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center became a well-known place for providing trauma-informed care and support following the 1 October shooting, and it continues to be an important resource for the community,” said Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson. “All entities looking to direct those in need of services who are struggling with the impacts from the violence that occurred at UNLV are strongly encouraged to refer these individuals to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center to receive the appropriate trauma-informed care. The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center was established for this very need.”

“The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center has partnered with the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center for several years and they have been trusted partners in our efforts to support all those impacted by mass violence,” said Tennille Pereira, director of the Center, which is managed by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.  “We are here to support our UNLV family impacted by this awful tragedy and encourage anyone who is in need of assistance to reach out to us.”

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