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Family Assistance Center Opens at New Location, Begins Returning Items to Garlic Festival Victims

For release on August 6, 2019

CONTACT:

James Gibbons-Shapiro
Assistant District Attorney
(408) 792-2985

Family Assistance Center Opens at New Location,
Begins Returning Items to Garlic Festival Victims

Continuing its mission to help victims of the Garlic Festival shootings, the Family Assistance Center will reopen and relocate today to a Gilroy community center to help reunite those who left their belongings at Christmas Hill Park.

The new site (video tour), open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, will be at the Wheeler Community Center. All items left on any part of the festival grounds as people fled the scene will be released from this location.

Meanwhile, additional services for victims remain available. If you or a family member was present at the Garlic Festival on July 28, you are eligible for services. Spanish speakers will be available. All services are provided without asking about immigration status.

Services Provided:

  • 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

Where: Wheeler Community Center
               270 W 6th St.
              Gilroy, CA 95020

Hours: Tuesday August 6th to Friday August 9th
              11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For information, please call The Family Assistance Center at (408) 209-8356. Please call if you do not have transportation to get to the Center.

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Last updated: 8/6/2019 11:16 AM