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Support for Shooting Victims in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Helping Kalamazoo and the Nation Heal

OVC conveys its condolences to the victims of the shootings in Kalamazoo, Michigan, their families and friends, and everyone across the Nation who joins in the grief felt by this community. The following resources may be able to help victims and their families, as well as the victim service providers that are assisting them.

Resources for Victims

    Michigan’s crime victim compensation program, funded through the OVC-administered Crime Victims Fund, helps victims offset the financial burden of funeral, mental health, medical, and other expenses related to the shootings. Contact information for this program is:

      Crime Victim Services Commission (CVSC)
      Grand Tower, Suite 1113
      235 Grand Avenue – P.O. Box 30037
      Lansing, MI 48909
      Phone: 1–877–251–7373 or 517–373–7373
      Fax: 517–373–2439
    To obtain a copy of the compensation form, visit:
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/CVSC_Comp_App_10-11_379345_7.pdf. Victims of crime may contact CVSC at 1–877–251–7373 or 517–373–7373 for help to complete this application.

    CVSC also works to protect the rights of victims and provide assistance to victims of crime. Contact a victim assistance specialist at 1–877–251–7373.

    The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in Kalamazoo County provides support to victims of crime and is working to ensure that the needs of the community are met. Contact information for this office is:

      Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
      Jeffrey S. Getting
      Prosecuting Attorney
      227 W. Michigan Avenue
      5th Floor Michigan Avenue Courthouse
      Kalamazoo, MI 49007
      Phone: 269–383–8900
      Fax: 269–383–0475
      Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
    The Online Directory of Crime Victim Services is an online, searchable directory designed to help service providers and individuals locate crime victim services in the United States and other countries. Access the Directory to locate information about services in your area.

    The Disaster Distress Helpline, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1–800-985–5990) and SMS (text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.

Publications that may also be of assistance in the aftermath of this crime

Resources for Victim Service Providers