DA Expands Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center, Releases Videos to Celebrate Partnership and City’s Resilience After Festival Shooting

For release on November 23, 2020

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Sylvia Mata
GSRC Program Manager
(408) 316-5680

 

DA Expands Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center, Releases Videos to Celebrate Partnership and City’s Resilience After Festival Shooting

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is expanding its center and services created to help those impacted by the shooting recover from the continuing trauma of the Garlic Festival shooting.

The Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center (GSRC), located at the Neon Exchange at 7365 Monterey Road, has opened its permanent offices on the second floor designed to accommodate private rooms for counseling and advice on how to get services. The GSRC will be offering a series of free virtual self-care workshops starting on Tuesday, November 24, at 6:00 p.m.

To mark the expansion, The DA’s Office is releasing a set of videos (GSRC PSARising Tog​ether and Rising Together – Extended Version​) that celebrate the city’s strength and the DA’s Office groundbreaking role in serving survivors.

“This city rose up after the worst day in its modern history and answered hatred and violence with care and cooperation,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said. “Gilroy Strong is not just a hashtag. It’s an accurate description.”

The Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center (GSRC) is a multi-agency collaboration designed to foster wellness for survivors, family members, first responders, and all those impacted by the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting on July 28th, 2019. The GSRC is a center where you can receive support, services, resources, information, and referrals to other community agencies in a COVID-safe way.

In the weeks following the shooting, the DA’s Office served 877 victims and their families, and more than 2,250 people in the Gilroy community through events and services of the GSRC. The GSRC is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM or by appointment.

For more information, please contact the GSRC Hotline at (408) 209-8356 or email: [email protected].

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