Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs on Wednesday officially announced a family assistance center for the family and victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
- The family assistance center is at the Camping World Stadium
- It's for family members of victims and those suffering physical, emotional injuries from the Pulse shooting
- Some of the services include air travel, lodging, a medical examiner and funeral services
The center is located at Camping World Stadium, formerly known as the Citrus Bowl.
City leaders said it will make services available to family members of the victims, those suffering physical and emotional injuries and Pulse staff members and regular customers.
Dyer first broke news of the family assistance center Tuesday night at a citywide prayer service at the First Baptist Church of Orlando.
"Our goal is to quickly set up a place where you can access any and every kind of assistance you might need," Dyer said. "Counseling, help with funeral arraignments, lodging, travel for your loved ones, a place to mourn with families of other victims, a place to go when you just don't feel like being alone."
Added Jacobs: "Even if you don't need a piece of information, you don't need help with funeral arrangements, you just need to be in the company of people who care and people who are going through the same thing, so if we accomplish that, and we have a place where they can gather, then we've accomplished a great deal."
Services available include:
- Air Travel
- Child And Family Services
- Consulate Services
- Counseling/spiritual Care
- Crime Victim Services
- Funeral Services
- Ground Transportation
- Health Care Assistance
- Identification Documents
- Language Translation
- Legal Aid
- Medical Examiner
- Senior Services
The center will opened Wednesday and the city released these hours of operation:
- Wednesday, June 15, 10 a.m. — 8 p.m.
- Thursday, June 16, 10 a.m. — 8 p.m.
- Friday, June 17, 10 a.m. — 8 p.m.
- Saturday, June 18, 8 a.m. — 2 p.m.
- Sunday, June 19, 12 p.m. — 8 p.m.
The center may remain open after Sunday, depending on the need from family and victims.