August 3 Tragedy

Remembering August 3rd Remembering August 3rd

We will never forget the tragic events of August 3rd, 2019.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families, friends, workers, and all those affected.

Offered Services

As the El Paso community continues to heal from the horrific events of the August 3rd shooting, area agencies continue to provide services to those affected.

El Paso United Family Resiliency Center

The El Paso United Family Resiliency Center is a place of healing and support dedicated to serving as a resource to those directly and indirectly impacted by the tragedy of August 3, 2019.

The El Paso United FRC connects individuals with:

  • Counseling referrals
  • Non-traditional therapies
  • Support services for specialized populations
  • Education on reducing mental health stigmas

Emergence Health Network

Emergence Health Network is now operating its Community Recovery Center specially developed to address the mental health needs of borderland residents following the tragic event on August 3, 2019. This center is for families and individuals who need a safe space or who would like to speak to a behavioral health professional with concerns regarding the shooting and its aftermath.

Walk in’s welcome. No appointment necessary but recommended. Counseling provided free of charge.

To schedule appointment: Call 915-887-3410, press zero and request an appointment at the Community Recovery Center.
8730 Boeing Drive | Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Contact: To schedule appointment: Call 915-887-3410, press zero and request an appointment at the Community Recovery Center.

FBI - Victim Services

If you were injured in or witnessed the August 3 event, you may be eligible for certain services and rights, including special funding to provide emergency assistance, crime victim compensation, and counseling.
Contact: (915) 832-5429, or

EPPD Victim Services

Assist with the Texas Crime Victims application, referrals, and crisis intervention.
911 N. Raynor
El Paso, TX 79903
EPPD Victim Services

El Paso Child Guidance Center

Free counseling and support services for anyone in the community affected by the recent tragedy. Workshops and counseling services available for organizations, companies, and individuals.
Contact: To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact Beatriz Avila at [email protected] or by phone at (915) 562-1999.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office - Victim Services

3850 Justice Dr.
El Paso, TX 79938
Contact: (915) 538-2237 or (915) 538-2242,

El Paso County District Attorney’s Office - Victim Services

The District Attorney’s Office provides information, assistance and support to victims of crime. Assist with with filling and sending the Texas Crime Victim’s Compensation Program application for victims in need of support. 500 E. San Antonio (2nd Floor)
El Paso, TX 79901
Contact: (915) 546-2091 or

Office of the Texas Attorney General - Crime Victim Services

The Crime Victims’ Compensation Program helps crime victims and their immediate families with the financial costs of crime. The program covers crime-related costs such as counseling, medical treatment, funerals, and loss of income not paid by other sources.
Contact: Christine Kruhalski at (915) 834-5815 or