Free Counseling, Support & Resource Referral Sessions for Residents Impacted by Tragic Weekend Shootings

Posted April 6, 2021 at 9:45 am     Category: Diversity & EquityNews Release

In light of the violent shootings that occurred this past weekend in our community, the New Hanover County Office of Diversity & Equity, Criminal Justice Services and Coastal Horizons along with other community organizations will offer free counseling support and referrals to any residents who have been impacted by this tragic event.

Beginning this Wednesday, April 7 through Friday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, licensed counselors, volunteers and Pastors will be on stand-by at Mt. Olive AME Church, 1001 S. 7th Street, for any resident in need. Masks and social distancing will be required.

“Our goal is to give residents a place to talk and gather information for moving forward,” said New Hanover County’s Chief Diversity and Equity Officer Linda Thompson. “We believe the trauma that has hit our community cannot be ignored. We must be willing to address the hurt before we can truly heal forward.”

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