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) 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

Services are available to family members of the deceased, those suffering physical and emotional injuries, Robb Elementary School faculty, staff, students, community and others impacted by this tragedy.

The UTRC houses agencies that provide several services, including:

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Counseling
Services
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Legal
Services
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Consulate
Services
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Victim's
Services
Transportation
Services

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

Participating Organizations

The Ecumenical Center

730-276-1369 / 210-364-1459

  • 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

Attorney General’s Office

830-278-2916

  • Victims’ Compensation

Hill Country Mental Health

888-690-0799

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

Bluebonnet Child Advocacy Center

830-278-7733

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

Office of Eligibility Services Texas Health and Human Services

830-278-7151

  • Snap and TANF programs.

Southwest Area Regional Transit (SWART)

830-278-4155 / 800-499-1617

  • Transportation services throughout nine counties in the area
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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.

Contact Us

Don’t Hesitate to Reach Out.

Contact Info

730-276-1369
OR
210-364-1459

Address

Uvalde County Fairplex
215 Veterans Lane Uvalde, TX 78801

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Friday
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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.