City of Orlando opens Family Assistance Center

By : Anna M. Johnson
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fac_logoIn a press release issued by the City of Orlando on June 14, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs announced the creation of the City of Orlando Family Assistance Center. The two announced the official opening of the center on the morning of June 15. The City of Orlando Family Assistance Center has been created to specifically assist those directly affected by the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Mayor Buddy Dyer posted on Facebook early June 16 that “as of [June 15], 143 individuals and 65 families” had visited the Family Assistance Center.

The City of Orlando website details the offered services as: “available to family members of the deceased, those suffering physical and emotional injuries, club staff and patrons and others directly impacted by this tragedy.”

The center is located in Camping World Stadium, which was formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl. It will be open at varying hours until 8 p.m. from June 16 to June 19, with further dates pending.

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