SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
Victims of the shootings in Lewiston, Maine will have a place to go to receive help and support. Officials are setting up a Family Assistance Center (FAC) at the Lewiston Amory located at 65 Central Avenue, Lewiston, ME.
This will be one central space for victims and their support persons to gather so they don’t have to make multiple stops as they seek assistance. This space is also open for those individuals who were present at the shooting sites, but not physically injured. Media will not be allowed to enter the FAC out of concern for privacy of victims.
The Maine State Police in conjunction with the Maine Attorney General’s Office, the Red Cross, and the FBI Victim Services Division will open the space tomorrow, Saturday, 10/28. The hours of the FAC will be from 10am – 7pm. The FAC will remain open for an adequate period of time to allow access for all victims.
A separate site providing mental health assistance at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston, ME has been created for the larger community. For more information, please visit the City of Lewiston’s Facebook page.
Victims and their support persons will be able to access a number of resources to include mental health services, financial aid, spiritual care, and access to victim advocacy and support services.
The FBI Victim Services Division has set up a Victim Information Page to allow the public to access information regarding services 24/7. The link is FBI.gov/Lewiston
There will be a significant police presence at the FAC to address security concerns.