TOGETHER WE REMEMBER,
TOGETHER WE HEAL.
The lives of El Pasoans were forever changed by the August 3rd, 2019 tragedy.
As the one-year mark approaches, El Paso United Family Resiliency Center (FRC), the County of El Paso and the City of El Paso aim to unite El Pasoans in order to honor those we lost and send love to those deeply impacted. As partners, we hope to promote community-wide healing and foster an appreciation for El Paso’s rich history and heritage. Together, we can light a path toward long-term resiliency.
We are El Paso strong and together we heal.
ABOUT THE FRC
The El Paso United Family Resiliency Center (FRC), a program lead by the United Way of El Paso County, opened its doors on December 19, 2019 offering a place of healing and support dedicated to serving those directly and indirectly impacted by the August 3rd tragedy. The main focus of the FRC is to disseminate information and assist community members in navigating the variety of services available in response to August 3rd.
TOGETHER WE REMEMBER
Ascarate Park at 6900 Delta Dr, El Paso, TX 79905
Sunday, August 2 at 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Monday, August 3 at 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Honor the one-year mark by driving through a brightly lit Ascarate Park which will be lined with luminarias intended to allow guests to remember and reflect together but safely at a distance. The luminaria pathway will symbolize the community’s road toward a resilient future. The drive can be accompanied by music from the El Paso Symphony Orchestra which will broadcast live from 690 KTSM Live.
Remembering at Home
Visitors of the luminaria drive-thru can continue to pay their respects to the victims and survivors by placing a luminaria, which will be distributed at the entrance of the park, on their porch or front door on August 3rd, 2020.
TOGETHER WE HEAL
Love for El Paso Showcase: Call for Youth Art
Now accepting submissions until August 3rd, 2020
Let us foster a deeper love and understanding of our community in the next generation of El Pasoans. We are encouraging youth ages 3-18 to practice healing through art by creating and submitting artwork that answers the prompt, “What do I love most about the Borderland?” A group of 12 exceptional pieces will be selected to be showcased as part of the El Paso Museum of Art’s Remembrance Exhibit. All entries will be part of the FRC’s virtual art gallery.
Art entries will be judged on creativity, originality, execution, overall impression and clarity of theme. Our judges are Drea and Steven Ingle, co-founders of Creative Kids, a nonprofit focused on purposeful visual art education.
Act of Kindness Day
Monday, August 3, 2020
Help us overcome hate and practice good will toward others on the newly and locally proclaimed Act of Kindness Day. As an individual or as part of a group, take time to act out a kind gesture for another person. Big or small – any act counts! To spark ideas, we’ve rounded up our top suggestions to make your own.
Encourage other acts of kindness from your friends and family by posting photos on social media, using #loveforelpaso and tagging @elpasounitedfrc.
In solidarity with the El Paso community participating in Act of Kindness Day, please wear white.
Healing with Movement: Yoga Hour
(Virtual Event) Live on the United Way of El Paso County Facebook Page
Saturday, August 1 at 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Take part in a calming hour-long yoga session focused on providing participants an opportunity to quiet the mind and practice stillness. This virtual event is intended for community members needing non-traditional support in grappling with the emotions related to the tragic event. Led by ---, this restorative yoga will bring mindfulness to our movements and will allow us space to focus on our mental health. This practice is recommended for people of all ages and all abilities.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
As part of our long-term goals, community partners are focused on increasing the understanding of mental health by providing education on the signs of trauma-induced stress as well as removing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. We encourage El Pasoans of any ages and any backgrounds to recognize that mental health is equally as important as physical health and view the resources compiled by our Resiliency Navigators.
Emergence Health Network
Emergence Health Network is operating its Community Recovery Center to address the mental health needs of borderland residents following the event on August 3, 2019. The center is for first responders, families and individuals who would like to speak to a behavioral health professional regarding concerns related to this matter.