Counseling center offers help after Texas school shooting

Staff Writer

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A Methodist church in Santa Fe has been home to a counseling center since a high shooting that killed 10 people last May.
The Santa Fe Strong Resiliency Center was set up at Aldersgate United Methodist Church to aid in the emotional and mental health needs of people affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School, The Galveston County Daily News reported.
The multipurpose counseling center opened a day after the May 18 shooting and offers up to six counselors to talk with people throughout the week. A $1.8 million state grant pays for the center.
Director Carol Gaylord said the center has helped hundreds of people.
“In the beginning, people were just kind of trickling in. I think they weren’t used to us being there and they were in shock as well. But that changed when school started, and especially over the holidays. We’ve probably seen a 50 percent increase in clients,” Gaylord said...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.