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Resources for Victims of Violence

Resources to Help Heal

EPPL and the City of El Paso along with it's partners are providing services for anyone who may have been affected by the violence of August 3, 2019.  If you or anyone you know needs help to overcome emotional trauma, please visit any of the resources listed below.

Family Assistance Center at the El Paso Convention Center  

The Family Assistance Center (FAC), opened by the El Paso City-County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the American Red Cross, will be moving out of the Convention Center in Downtown El Paso at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13.
The resources and services provided by the FAC will still be available directly from the public, private and nonprofit organizations while the center transitions to the upcoming El Paso Resiliency Center. A full list of services, contact information, and their locations will be available at and by dialing 2-1-1 once the center closes on Tuesday.
The FAC will remain open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., August 13.  Individuals affected by the August 3 event are still encouraged to visit the Family Assistance Center to receive any needed support or services. 
Information regarding the coming Resiliency Center will be provided by the City of El Paso in the next several days.

Services available include:

• Counseling/Spiritual Care

• Health Care Assistance

• Language Translation

• Travel Assistance

• Financial support

• Legal support

Anyone needing immediate support may call (915) 779-1800. 


To provide economic support to the victims the City of El Paso is urging citizens to donate to the El Paso Victims Relief Fund.

The Border Heritage Center of the El Paso Public Library serves the community in acquiring, preserving, and making accessible materials relating to the history and culture of El Paso. In an effort to document this past Saturday’s tragedy for future audiences, we respectfully request members of the community to assist us in this endeavor by donating published materials such as newspapers and magazines documenting the events of August 3rd and the days after. Unpublished materials such as programs, speeches and other literature of community activities in response will also be considered for preservation. Please feel free to contact the Border Heritage Center at the Main Branch should you have any questions and/or for donation procedures at (915) 212-0355.

Books and Other Resources

For books and other resources to help start the healing process visit the library's online catalog by clicking HERE.