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Coming Together. Working Together.

Healing Together.

We are a counseling and support center made up of agencies that are actively involved in creating a resilient community. Through the highest quality of care and support services, we are focused on assisting with the recovery of everyone in Uvalde.

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Mission Statement

The Uvalde Together Resiliency Center (UTRC) is a program of The Ecumenical Center that provides resources, support, and hope to individuals, families, students, faculty, community and organizations impacted by the tragedy at Robb Elementary School.

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Services

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Counseling Services

We provide long-term support and therapy services, at no cost, to the Uvalde community.

All services are FREE of charge and provided regardless of citizenship status.

Participating Organizations

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The Ecumenical Center

  • Long term mental health counseling services with trauma & grief specialists for all ages
  • Music, Art & Play Therapy
  • Support Groups
  • No-cost support for families and community

Bluebonnet Children's Advocacy Center

  • Provides trauma-informed care, particularly for child victims and their families

Nueva Vida Counseling

  • Long-term mental health counseling services
  • Child psychiatry
  • Adult psychiatry

Hill Country Mental Health

  • Local mental health authority, provides mental health services and counseling
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Family Service

  • Financial counseling only
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Here are some of the most important things you can do right now.

Stay in your normal routine as much as possible.

Even if you do not feel like it, go to work, go to school and try to carry on with your usual chores. It helps to reduce stress if you continue doing the things you would normally do every day.

Reach out for help.

Feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety and depression are common after a traumatic event. When you feel distressed, do not be alone. Talk to someone who is understanding and cares about you.

Seek counseling.

If you are struggling with memories, flashbacks or reminders of violence, counseling can offer some coping strategies. It is not uncommon for survivors of mass violence to seek counseling months or even years after an event.

Deal with feelings of survivor’s guilt.

It is not unusual for survivors of a traumatic event to feel guilt. To process this emotion, it may help to find a way to honor those who died or were injured by remembering them in private, with your faith community, or by doing an activity that has meaning to you in the community at large.

Connect with other survivors when you’re ready.

Many people who have suffered from mass violence say it is helpful over time to connect with other survivors. The Uvalde Together Resiliency Center can help connect survivors with support group resources in Uvalde and other communities.

Learn what triggers your anxiety.

If images of the event or loud noises trigger unease, remind yourself that the event is not happening again and these bad feelings will pass. Try writing down what bothers you when you are feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a pattern. Practice the coping skills that help: breathing, walking and talking to others.

People grieve and cope with trauma in different ways and over varying lengths of time. Reminders of a tragic event can cause distress for survivors, family members of victims and others impacted. Special events and anniversaries, hearing certain songs or loud noises like fireworks, watching news stories about other violent events, or experiencing crowds may cause feelings of fear, anxiety, guilt, flashbacks, or other symptoms.

These suggestions from mental health experts may help you cope:

General Tips for Dealing with Stress & Anxiety

  • Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head.
  • Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine. Drinking alcohol and caffeine can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.
  • Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest.
  • Be physically active. Find an activity or sport that interests you. Even short walks or dancing can help you feel good and maintain your health.
  • Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly.
  • Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary.
  • Try some grounding techniques to connect you to the here and now. Focus on the details present in your surroundings or on neutral physical sensations. Count something that you notice such as trees, people with hats, or floor tiles. Notice the colors that you see, or the flavors that you taste.
  • Distract yourself. Take a short walk, get a drink of water, wash your hands, or use a personal device to listen to audiobooks, podcasts, or music.
  • Talk to someone. Let others know when you are feeling overwhelmed and how they can help.
  • Connect with others. Visit a peaceful place or attend a support group. Spend time with someone who you are comfortable with and you trust.
  • Maintain a positive attitude. Try replacing negative thoughts with positive ones.
  • Get involved. Volunteer or find another way to be active in your community, which creates a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress.

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Contact Info

Address

Uvalde Together Resiliency Center

2104 East Main Street Uvalde, TX 78801

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

After Hours

After hours, on weekends or holidays, call the National Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.

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If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. This is a 24-hour crisis hotline. It is free and confidential. Help is available in both English and Spanish.

Reminder that if you are feeling increased restlessness or feeling overwhelmed, The Uvalde Together Resiliency Center is here to help. The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. to assist the community of Uvalde and Batesville.

Our heartfelt counselors are all licensed professionals and conversations are strictly confidential. If you are sensing despair, loneliness, anxiousness, having difficulty sleeping or feeling depressed, counselors are available for you free of charge. Click below to view information which may describe possible feelings of anxiety and depression. To reach out and schedule an appointment please contact us.