Crisis Support Resources

Rebekah Children's Services is continuing to provide counseling, triage and organizational debriefing as needed and as requested. Please contact us at 408-846-2100.

Support meetings in Spanish & English are currently being scheduled. Groups are open to the community and located at Rebekah Children's Services, 290 IOOF Ave, Gilroy. For more information, please contact us at 408-846-2100.

Drop-In Counseling & Support

Monday, August 12th

Rebekah Children's Services will have a Resource Table at South Valley Middle School from 5:00-7:00pm.

Wednesday, August 14th-Friday, August 16th

Student Drop-in Support will be available at the following schools:

  • Glenview Elementary School
  • Eliot Elementary School
  • Rucker Elementary School
  • Antonio Del Buono Elementary School
  • Luigi Aprea Elementary School
  • Las Animas Elementary School
  • Rod Kelly Elementary School
  • El Roble Elementary School
  • Brownell Middle School
  • South Valley Middle School
  • Solorsano Middle School
  • Gilroy High School
  • Christopher High School
  • Mount Madonna Continuation High School


Community Strength Building

Dialog and Healing Circles

Every Thursday Starting August 8th from 5pm – 7pm

San Ysidro Park Community Center
7700 Murray, Gilroy CA.

  • Dialog and Healing
  • Safe Space
  • Community Bonding
  • Light Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Resources

Crisis Hotlines

Crisis Hotlines are available to provide emotional support for individuals 24 hours a day:

Bill Wilson Center Crisis Hotlines408-850-6125
Bill Wilson Center Youth Crisis Hotline408-278-2585
Bill Wilson Center Grief Counseling Support408-278-2512
Community Solutions 24-Hour Crisis Hotline408-683-4118
Rebekah Children’s Services408-846-2100
Santa Clara County Crisis Line855-278-4204
Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Call Center800-704-0900 (select option 2 for the Mobile Crisis team)
Suicide and Crisis Hotline855-278-4204 or text RENEW to 741741 to speak confidentially with a crisis counselor
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara County Youth Crisis Line408-379-9085

Family Assistance Center

Assistance for Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting Victims

If you or a family member were present at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday, July 28th, you are eligible for services. Spanish speakers will be available. Services will be provided regardless of immigration status.

On Monday, August 5th, Victim Assistance Services will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:

Morgan Hill District Attorney’s office
17275 Butterfield Blvd., Suite A
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

The Family Assistance Center will be opening at a new location starting Tuesday, August 6th and continuing through Thursday, August 8th.

Wheeler Community Center
350 W 5th Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Days & Hours:

Tuesday8/6/1911:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday8/7/1911:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday8/8/1911:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Services Available

The services available at both locations include:

  • Grief counseling and emotional support
  • Assistance filing claims for state funds for payment of medical bills, counseling bills, and other assistance for victims and their families
  • Referrals to agencies and providers for medical, counseling, and other services

Property Return Services

Property return services will be available at the Wheeler location from August 6th through August 8th.

Personal belongings will be available at the Wheeler location. Please be patient as some items have not been released by the FBI. Vendors wishing to retrieve their booth and/or items must coordinate their return with the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association.

For more information, or if you need assistance with transportation, please call the Family Assistance Center at 408-209-8356.

Victims Services

The Victim Services Unit provides assistance filing claims for payment of medical bills, counseling bills, and other assistance for victims and their families, as well as referrals to agencies and providers for medical, counseling and other services.

Contact the Victims Services Unit at 408-295-2656.

Helpful Articles & Documents

Supporting Yourself & Others

Coping with a Traumatic EventCDC
From Crisis to Community: Responding to TraumaBill Wilson Center
Healing Feelings
Herramientas Para La Recuperación Después De Una Muerte o Pérdida
Bill Wilson Center
Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Mass ShootingAPA
Reactions to Crisis
Repercusiones de un Incidente Crítico
Bill Wilson Center
Tools for Coping
Herramientas para el manejo del duelo y la pérdida
Bill Wilson Center
10 Signs a Person May Be Experiencing TraumaMental Health First Aid
10 Tips to Help Someone Experiencing TraumaMental Health First Aid
Trauma Training: Competencies, Initiatives, and ResourcesAPA

Supporting Children & Youth:

After a Crisis: How Young Children HealNational Child Traumatic Stress Network
For Teens: Coping After Mass ViolenceNational Child Traumatic Stress Network
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shootingAPA
Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass ShootingCenter for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Talking to Children About the Shooting
Guía para los padres para ayudar a los jóvenes después de un tiroteo reciente
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and TeachersNASP
Talking with Children and Adolescents after a Traumatic Event The Clay Center for Young Health Minds