Red Cross to open family assistance center after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross will partner with social services and government agencies to open a Family Assistance Center at the Jewish Community Center in Pittsburgh.

The center will assist families who attended services at the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday, when a mass shooting killed 11 people.

According to a press release, participating agencies include The Salvation Army, Center for Victims, FBI Victim Assistance Programs, Allegheny County Human Services and others. 

Hours at the center will be Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will also be open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is located 5738 Forbes Ave.

The press release said the Red Cross Disaster Mental Health teams and first responders have been working to help those affected by the shooting since it happened

By request, the team and client caseworkers will be available to meet with anyone who was attending the Saturday services. 

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