Helping Where You Can
Trigger warning: mass shooting, terrorist attack
We understand that this week may have been a difficult one, given the tragedy that occurred last Saturday here in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts continue to be with those affected.
If you are still looking for resources for coping and finding someone to talk to, we have offered a few options below:
- Jewish Family and Community Services offers drop-in counseling, and lists other options outside of the center.
- UnitedHealth Group is offering a toll-free line for counseling, and as an insurance group, provides a directory to find local resources and information.
There has been an outpour of things that you can do to help. For those who are still looking for a way to help, here are a few resources:
- University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Child Development is collecting books to give children in Squirrel Hill about coping and diversity.
- JFCS also offers an option on their site to write a letter of support, which will be compiled in books to share with the affected families.
- The Pittsburgh Foundation is accepting donations until Sunday for the #LoveIsStronger Critical Needs Alert
You can also call 412-350-4456 for the Allegheny County DHS Mental Health Services. By telling them what kind of resources you’re looking for, they can direct you to relevant options.
The local and national support in response has been overwhelming, so the options above aren’t the only ones available. Whatever you choose to do, or if you feel like you can’t do so, know that you’re not alone.