We in OVA would like to extend our thoughts and deepest sympathies to the families and friends affected by the shootings in Aurora. For the most up to date information on this situation please see information from COVA, Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance or follow them on Facebook, click here: COVA on Facebook.
COVA has been asked by Aurora Police Department to coordinate donations for victims of the Aurora mass tragedy. You can donate online through COVA's Giving First profile at: https://www.givingfirst.org/cova or checks can be made out to COVA and mailed to: 90 Galapago Street, Denver CO, 80223. Please include "Aurora tragedy" in the memo line of the check.
OVA invites all CU-Boulder students, staff and faculty to visit the below services in the days and weeks to come if you have been impacted by this event and would find it helpful to speak with someone. Also visit this resource for tips specifically related to this event: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx
Please see the following campus Resources for students, staff, faculty and their significant others who may be impacted by this. These types of events can impact people in many different ways. Please contact any of these campus offices for support in dealing with how these events may have impacted you.
- Counseling and Psychological Services: Free and confidential counseling for students. Center for Community, S440 303-492-6766 http://counseling.colorado.edu
- Office of Victim Assistance: Free and confidential counseling and advocacy for students, staff, faculty and their significant others. Center for Community, S440 303-492-8855 http://cuvictimassistance.com
- Psychological Health and Psychiatry: Confidential counseling for a fee or using your Buff Gold Insurance. Wardenburg Health Center 303-492-5654
- Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: Free and confidential counseling for faculty and staff. Administrative Research Center (ARC) East Campus, A353 303-492-3020 http://hr.colorado.edu/fsap
Other information also available under our Get Help tab and here: cuvictimassistance.com/issues/trauma/traumatips/