District Opens Mayor's Assistance Center for Those Affected by Navy Yard Shootings
GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Justice Grants Administration/Office of Victim Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013
CONTACT: Cortney Fisher (OVS) 202.374.6109; Cortney.Fisher@dc.gov
Keith St. Clair (EOM) 202.724.5349; Keith.StClair@dc.gov
District Opens Mayor’s Assistance Center
for Those Affected by Navy Yard Shootings
King Greenleaf Rec Center in SW is the Site
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The District is setting up at the King Greenleaf Recreation Center for witnesses, neighbors and, over the next few days, Navy Yard employees and Marine Corps staff that may have witnessed the Navy Yard shootings.
The Mayor's Assistance Center is open today from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 201 N Street SW for anyone affected by the Navy Yard shootings. Crisis counselors and advocates will be at the rec center to assist with any needs, including mental health assistance, compensation assistance and assistance with return of property left in the buildings at the Navy Yard. Crime Victim Compensation staff will be on hand at both sites.
The FBI has established a Family Assistance Center for the families of the deceased and seriously injured at Bolling Air Force Base. However, family members of missing, deceased, or seriously injured victims may go to either location for assistance.
People seeking emergency mental health treatment can contact the DMH Access Helpline, which is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Friends, family and survivors who need follow-up or longer-term care should contact the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, (202) 624-0010, or the Network for Victim Recovery of DC, (202) 727-1727.
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