On March 23rd, CCGVP, in conjunction with the Walker Buford United PTO, hosted a forum on Empowering Families to Keep our Children Safe from Gun Violence. We felt that the forum was a success. Here is a news report of that event. We have more projects in the works. Stay tuned….
The Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention grieves with other Charlottesvillians and with the UVA community in this latest gun violence atrocity. We pray for you and your families, and we vow to continue doing what we can to stop the senseless loss of lives.
An estimated 4.6 million children in the U.S. live in households with at least one loaded, unlocked firearm. A recent study found that about one in three gun owners store their weapons loaded and unlocked. What to do?
- MAKE SURE YOUR GUN IS UNLOADED
- LOCK YOUR GUN
- STORE IT IN A SAFE PLACE AWAY FROM CURIOUS CHILDREN
- STORE AMMUNITION SEPARATELY. For more information go to https://www.aap.org/en/advocacy/gun-violence-prevention/
If you are in need of assistance….
Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Spanish): 1-888-628-9454
Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss): 1- 800-799-4889
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat
Crisis Text Line: Text 741741
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
Trevor Lifeline (for LGBTQ youth): 1-866-488-7386
Trevor Text: Text START to 678678
Veterans and Service Members Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
Veterans and Service Members Text Line: Text to 838255
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) — available 24/7 in English and Spanish.
National Sexual Assault Hotline – 800-656-HOPE (4673)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741741
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – online support groups
The American Association of Suicidology’s directory of accredited crisis centers across the country
CDC – COVID-19: Manage Anxiety and Stress
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak
Mental Health America – Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources