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Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 2:55 PM
By: Katie Wedell
— A new website provides information and resources to Montgomery County residents impacted by the Memorial Day tornadoes and the Oregon District mass shooting.
DaytonHeals.org was created by Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services staff to help those experiencing trauma or mental health effects from this summer’s tragedies better access care.
At recent forums discussing how charity funds for shooting victims should be distributed, it became clear that many victims and community members didn’t know about the wide range of services already available to them, said Ann Stevens, public information coordinator for ADAMHS.
“People are now starting to actually come to terms in their minds about the trauma they have endured,” she said. “We want to make sure people know where to go for help.”
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The site includes information on counseling services, where to get crisis help, mental health providers, substance abuse providers, crime victim services and disaster assistance.
Some of the resources on the website are available for free, while others may be available at reduced cost regardless of insurance.
The county agency is putting up 24 billboards in the area to get the word out about the website.