San Antonio

$2.4M fundraising campaign launched to open Uvalde Center to provide free grief support

SAN ANTONIO – The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas is launching a $2.4 million fundraising campaign to assist broaden its presence in Uvalde, following the mass taking pictures at Robb Elementary that killed 19 college students and two academics.

“Grief is not a linear process,” Marian Sokol, govt director for the group mentioned. “The Uvalde community and surviving families will go through many stages over an extended period of time – most likely years. We will be here for them for as long as it takes.”

The $2.4 million five-year working funds will permit for actual property, workers salaries and coaching for CBCST in Uvalde. The plan features a heart providing free grief support applications to kids, households and group members, together with grief and trauma coaching for Uvalde schoolteachers and counselors.

CBCST mentioned they’re presently working out of a brief space, however will look to open a extra everlasting location within the subsequent 45 days. The same non permanent location in Sutherland Springs was created after the mass taking pictures there in November 2017.


“The Uvalde Center is intended to be a very calm, welcoming space for anyone in the community who feels they need help,” Dr. Sokol mentioned. “Grief takes time, and our intent is not to rush anyone through that process. We just want those in Uvalde to know that we are there if and when they need us.”

The press launch mentioned fundraising for the project has already introduced in donations from a number of San Antonio companies and people. Anyone keen on doing so can on-line and donate by clicking here.

“CBCST is honored to support the many dedicated educators under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Hal Harrell, who have courageously supported the families of UCISD during this unimaginable tragedy,” Dr. Sokol mentioned. “We will remain onsite in Uvalde in the days, weeks, and months ahead to support families who are emotionally exhausted and to provide grief education training to teachers, counselors and staff.”


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