Resources for people impacted by Half Moon Bay mass shooting

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Whether you have lost a loved one, have been a victim of gun violence yourself or are feeling the emotional weight of these incidents, we've found ways to help. Below you will find a list of vetted resources to help those impacted by this tragic event.

Ayudando Latinos a Sonar (ALAS)

ALAS is dedicated to working for social wellness through multicultural practices, mental health care, individualized and collective support related to education, immigration processes, and work, and advocating for the wellbeing of the whole community.

RELATED: Here's how you can help farmworker families displaced from Half Moon Bay shootings

Puente de la Costa Sur

Puente fosters wellness and prosperity in the San Mateo County South Coast communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio by promoting and advocating for equitable access to education, health, and economic security.


Funeral, memorial and other expenses for Jose Romero Perez

Half Moon Bay Farmworker Shooting & Flood Victims

Farmworker Caravan

The Farmworker Caravan is requesting donations of food, clothing, goods, money and your time to support the agricultural community impacted by the California floods and tragic shooting in Half Moon Bay.

You find more information on the Farmworkers' GoFundMe page here.

Asian Health Services (AHS) Community Healing Initiative

To those experiencing acts of hate or violence, please reach out to 510-735-3940 or email

American Counseling Association

American Counseling Association offers support following traumatic events. Please also keep an eye on others in the community in need of help.

The National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC)

The National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC) receives funding from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime and their informative resources guide for this tragic incident in Half Moon Bay can be found here.

Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year hotline offering immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.

P: (800) 985-5990

Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. For Spanish, text "Hablamos" to 66746

Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS), Inc.

RAMS is a non-profit mental health organization and offers comprehensive services in the San Francisco area with expertise in serving the Asian & Pacific Islander American and Russian-speaking populations. Call 415-800-0699.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

AACI can help connect you to the care you need. Call us at (408) 975-2730.

*For the Suicide and Crisis 24/7 Hotline, call 988.


- Practice Self Care: Nourish yourself by getting enough sleep, eating regular healthy meals, getting fresh air, moving your body? Create a list of things that soothe, comfort and bring you joy that you can turn to.

- Set Boundaries: Limit your exposure to repetitive traumatic images and how much time you spend with news and social media. Be informed and also give yourself permission to take time away from it.

- Take Action: In a way that is comfortable for you to do. There are many ways to be involved, choose what fits for you.

- Stay Connected: With those in your home/your safe close circle, reach out to friends, family and community members through phone calls, video chats and in person with safe social distancing.

- Connect with Hope and Resilience: Just as we can be impacted by traumatic images, we can also be positively impacted by connecting strength and the resilience in ourselves and others.

- Get Help: Connect to a trained mental health provider who acknowledges the impact of racism and racial trauma with cultural humility and awareness.