The resources below include organizations, hotlines/text lines, and printable tip sheets that can be helpful during difficult times.

This page is just a sample of the many resources  available for individual and community healing after mass violence trauma.  If you do not see what you are looking for related to healing after 5-31 – reach out to the VB Strong Team to see how we can help.

The VB Strong Center encourages you to visit the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center website NMVVRC  for resources that may be helpful to anyone impacted by the violence on November 13, 2022 at the University of Virginia.

*Download a free copy of Preparing Well: A Guidebook for Coping Emotionally and Physically Before, During, and After a Trauma Anniversary.  

Preparing Well Compressed : This book was created to provide additional support for each individual in their recovery journey.

Virginia Victim Assistance Network: Virginia Victim Assistance Network ( Check out information on the Homicide Survivors Support Group.

  • To find out more information, contact Dina Blythe, Group Coordinator at or 804-331-4057 ext.103

Crisis Text Line – This helpline offers free 24/7 support for individuals struggling with emotional crises.

  • Text the message “COPE” to 741-741 to speak with someone now

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Disaster Distress Helpline – This helpline is for anyone experiencing significant emotional distress related to a mass crime or major disaster. Mass violence victims are specifically encouraged to contact the helpline, either by telephone or SMS/text, at the numbers below:

  • Call 1.800.985.5990 – English (with a Spanish-speaking option)
  • Text “TalkWithUs” (or “Hablanos” for Spanish language assistance) to 66746
  • In Puerto Rico, Spanish Speakers can text “Hablanos” to 1-787-339-2663

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – This helpline provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be routed to the closest crisis center based on your area code. Local counselors have access to community mental health resources and can provide referrals.

  • 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-799-4889); TTY: 1-800-799-4889
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also has chat available, 24 hours a day. Chat with someone now, by clicking here
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Helpful Websites

Resources for Teachers/Parents about Grieving Children

General Coping Tips

How to reach out to others

Health, Wellness, Sleep


Alternative Resources