JFS Statement in Response to Mass Shooting in Colorado Springs

In partnership with its national organization, Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul stands with the LGBTQ community in shock and solidarity in response to the mass shooting in Colorado Springs which is being investigated as a hate crime.

The JFS Community Support Program is available to anyone who would like to speak to a therapist to help process this overwhelming news or any other thoughts for which they made need help. The program includes three free 20-minute phone conversations with one of our mental health professionals. The goal of the program is to help people feel more grounded and emotionally secure. The therapist will also discuss strategies for improving their sense of well-being. Contact Tara Burns at (763) 300-3146 to access the program.

JQ, an NJHSA member, celebrates and safeguards the lives of LGBTQ Jews and their allies. They offer both a helpline and support groups to help those who need to process this horrific news. Contact the helpline by emailing helpline@JQinternational.org or calling or texting 855.JQI.HLPS (855.574.4577). A supportive mental health professional will be available to respond to you within the next 24 hours. Click here to find free monthly virtual and drop-in support groups for LGBTQ Jews and allies.

May the memories of those whose lives were lost be a blessing and may the injured find full and speedy recovery. Most importantly, may our nation show no tolerance for hate of any kind.