Road to recovery: Here are some Long Beach organizations residents can call in wake of traumatic events


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The homepages of multiple media outlets in Long Beach, including the Signal Tribune, have recently displayed several images of vigils, memorials and victims of a string of violent events that struck the city back-to-back.

A mass shooting interrupted a Halloween-themed birthday party on Oct. 29, killing three and injuring nine. Long Beach police have not released information on the suspect as of press time.

Two days later, a family of three was killed after an alleged drunk driver struck them on Halloween night.

Following the string of traumatic event, the community has held multiple candle-lit vigils and ceremonies to honor the victims.

For those dealing with trauma caused by the recent events, 2nd Councilmember Jeannine Pearce’s office highlighted the following list of call centers to contact:

• Long Trauma Recovery Center: (562) 491-7977

• Alpert Jewish Community Center Long Beach Shooting Hotline: (562) 427-7916

• Pacific Asian Counseling Services: (562) 424-1886

• Long Beach Victim Services: (562) 247-2068

• New Hope Grief Support Community: (562) 429-0075