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October 13,2016

We have decided to cancel tonight's meeting due to threat of weather. We feel like having a public meeting on the evening of a wind storm would not be wise. At this point we are not planning to reschedule, our plan is to move forward with some of our direct service to witnesses/survivors at this time. If you do have a community group or system that is looking for additional resources/support related to the incident let us know. 

October 11, 2016

Crisis Support & Community Resource Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.
Burlington Public Library Community Meeting Room

After incidents of mass violence, direct victims, surviving victims, witnesses, and community members may suffer long term emotional, psychological, and physiological impacts weeks, months, and years following the crime. Please join Victim Support Services and other community agencies to learn about common trauma reactions, and how you may assist and support others in need.
Local community resource information will be provided in response to tragic events that took place at Cascade Mall. For more information contact Victim Support Services 360-756-1780 or toll free 888-288-9221.

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Community resources available for those affected by Cascade Mall shooting
The following Community Behavioral Health Agencies will offer FREE short-term counseling for individuals affected by the Cascade Mall shooting.  Services are free to the Skagit County Community and can be accessed by contacting the agencies directly. 

  • Catholic Community Services (Children and Youth) 360-856-3054
  • Compass Health, Mount Vernon (Adults, Children and Youth) 360-419-3500
  • Sea Mar Behavioral Health (Adults) 360-542-8920
  • Sunrise Services (Adults) 360-399-7400

Those looking for additional resources can contact the Crisis Prevention and Intervention Team, a community based outreach team with the ability to respond to and provide services in the community.  Anyone who is physically located in Skagit County and is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, or who is in a deteriorating pre-crisis situation and needs intervention to prevent a behavioral health crisis, is eligible for services.  Contact the Crisis Prevention and Intervention Team at  360-419-3640 or contact the Volunteers of America Crisis Line at 1-800-584-3578.

For more information please contact Rebecca Clark, Human Services Manager, Skagit County Public Health, 360-416-1506.