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A message from our partner agency, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health

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Support During a Time of Tragedy

 

Dear Community,

 

There are truly no words to convey the deep sadness, anger, and continued disbelief that we are experiencing in the face the horrific act of violence against other human beings at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. People enjoying themselves and connecting with others in a place that offered acceptance, connection, and freedom, turned to violence and fear and loss of innocent lives.

 

While we don’t yet know for certain the motivation for the shooting, we can certainly identify the rhetoric and hate speech against the LGBTQ community that continues to foster hate and contribute to violence. We have so much more work to do, and more evolution to endure, as we choose to fight against ignorance, discrimination, and hate.

 

Gun violence and tragedy continues to shatter our sense of safety, our sense of humanity, our belief in the goodness inherent in all people. If we slow down enough to feel what we feel, these shootings can elicit fear and feelings of helplessness that are hard to shake. We encourage you all to both feel what you feel, share those feelings with the people that you trust and love, and also recognize that goodness still exists in this world. It is all around you, in your connection with loved ones, in the kindness of strangers, in the activism that strives for a better future, and in the moments of peace and joy that can be found, even in the darkest of times.

 

Standing with you,



Your Friends at Jefferson Center

 

 

 

 

Colorado Crisis Services

 

Hate Crime Trauma Group for LGBTQ+ Folks (18+) in Colorado

 

Talking to children about the shooting

 

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting

 

Support for the Club Q Families & Survivors

Raises funds for the medical/funeral expenses of the victims of families of the Club Q mass shooting.

 

The Colorado Healing Fund

Donations will support the needs of victims, families and the community affected by the Colorado Springs tragedy.

 

 

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