Counseling and Trauma Support for Those Affected by the Plaza Theater & Pulse Nightclub Shootings

Orlando, Fla. – Monday, June 13, 2016, 2:00 pm – As Central Florida continues to cope with the tragic events of this weekend, at the Plaza Theater and Pulse nightclub, Aspire Health Partners, Inc. is ready and available to provide assistance to all who may be affected.

Individuals seeking information on counseling and trauma support should call the Zebra Coalition Hotline at (407) 822-5036. Trained counselors are available to answer your questions and provide referrals for services as well as general Information on where you can receive assistance and where you can donate or volunteer.

Additionally, crisis counselors will be available at Aspire’s Princeton Plaza at 1800 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32808. Counselors will be available from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm starting Monday June 13 and continuing along as the need presents. Appointments are not necessary.

You do not need to have been directly affected by these events to feel their impact. Individuals can be traumatized by repetitive viewing of news reports, social media posts, and the interactions with others who are emotionally affected.

In response to these tragic events, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed a list of resources to help families and communities respond. Those resources can be found at:

Aspire Health Partners, Inc. (Aspire) is a comprehensive, community-based, behavioral healthcare organization. Apsire’s mission is to “provide the people of Central Florida with compassionate, comprehensive and cost effective behavioral health care services that lead to successful living and healthy, responsible lifestyles.” Aspire provides prevention, intervention and treatment to individuals and families coping with substance use and mental health disorders, juvenile delinquency, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and other behavioral health issues.