Crisis Resources


FIRST 5 extends our thoughts and support to the Gilroy community following the shooting. Below you will find resources, tips, and information for young children, their families or anyone else in need of community support.

Rebekah’s Children Services

Phone: (408) 846-2100

Family Resource Centers

Adelante Family Resource Center
290 IOOF Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Bill Wilson Center
3490 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050

BWC Drop-In Center
693 South 2nd Street

San Jose, CA 95112

BWC Crisis Line 

Youth and Family Crisis Line

Community Solutions
Phone: (408) 683-4118

Gilroy Police Witness and Reunification

Call 408-846-0583 if you witnessed the attack or need reunification with someone.


Teens: Coping after Mass Violence

Parents: Helping Youth after Mass Violence

Families: Psychological Impact of Mass Violence

Educators: Helping Youth after Community Trauma: Tips for Educators

Caregivers: Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers Secondary Traumatic Stress for Individuals working with Children

The SOS Crisis Hotline serves youth between the ages of 5-17 in Santa Clara County who may be experiencing behavioral crisis. We provide services to the youth and their family or support persons. SOS CRISIS HOTLINE 408 278-2585

The Healing Heart Program is a special grief program that is designed to be a resource where families and youth can connect in life-altering times of grief and loss. Healing Hearts offers grief groups for youth ages 5-17, as well as parent/caretaker groups to assist adults supporting children through the grieving process. Children seen by Healing Heart volunteers are encouraged to express the full range of their feelings – mad, sad, scared, worried, confused and guilty – in a safe environment.

Support the Steven Romero Family whose 6-year old son lost his life during this tragic event.

Keyla Salazar was to turn 14 on August 4. “It was supposed to be a beautiful Sunday with the family and it ended up being a horrible experience, a really painful experience,” her aunt, Katiuska Pimentel, told the San Jose Mercury News. “You don’t go to a garlic festival and expect to come out without a loved one who has been shot and killed,” she said.

Support the Keyla Salazar Family whose 13-year old daughter lost her life during this tragic event.