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How to help, and get help, after the Texas school shooting

Flowers are placed around a welcome sign outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to honor the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting at the school.
Jae C. Hong
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Flowers are placed around a welcome sign outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to honor the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting at the school.

Service organizations in Colorado and beyond say they are ready to help residents who are grieving after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

Get help in Colorado

- Colorado Crisis Services is offering free counseling. Residents can schedule a confidential appointment by calling 1-844-493-8255, or texting TALK to 38255.

- The Boulder Strong Resource Center says it is open to provide healing and support. The center at 2935 Baseline Road was created to help residents affected by last year’s shooting at the Table Mesa King Soopers. It is open at the following times:

Monday through Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

- The Colorado School Resource Center has published a guide to help adults talk to children about mass shootings. The guide and other resources can be found here.

Help those in Texas

GoFundMe has launched a page of verified fundraisers mostly based in Texas that will support victims and their loved ones. Find it here.

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Scott Franz is a government watchdog reporter and photographer from Steamboat Springs. He spent the last seven years covering politics and government for the Steamboat Pilot & Today, a daily newspaper in northwest Colorado. His reporting in Steamboat stopped a police station from being built in a city park, saved a historic barn from being destroyed and helped a small town pastor quickly find a kidney donor. His favorite workday in Steamboat was Tuesday, when he could spend many of his mornings skiing untracked powder and his evenings covering city council meetings. Scott received his journalism degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is an outdoorsman who spends at least 20 nights a year in a tent. He spoke his first word, 'outside', as a toddler in Edmonds, Washington. Scott visits the Great Sand Dunes, his favorite Colorado backpacking destination, twice a year. Scott's reporting is part of Capitol Coverage, a collaborative public policy reporting project, providing news and analysis to communities across Colorado for more than a decade. Fifteen public radio stations participate in Capitol Coverage from throughout Colorado.