"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." - Maya Angelou

What is the VB Strong Center?

The VB Strong Program is a grant funded service that offers support, resources, and/or case management services at no cost to the victims of the 5/31/19 shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Because the grant is time limited, the goal of the VBSC team is to work with you to address your immediate needs of and making a connection with other services and providers to provide long term care and support.

 Who is Eligible?

Victims, Their Family & Loved Ones  :  Victims who witnessed and were directly involved in the tragic event of 5/31, as well as, their family and loved ones.  Click on Victims & Loved Ones to find out more.

First Responders:  Responders and individuals that were part of the rescue and recovery efforts in the hours and days after. Click on First Responders to find out more.

 City of Virginia Beach Employees :  Contact us at 757-507-7200 or email for more information. We will work with you to gather information for you and help identify the resources, activity, or programs you need.  Please click on the link to visit our events page: as anyone can participate in one of our classes and/or group programs.

Community Members:  Call 757-507-7200 or email to find out more about community services and check out  our events page: