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City, Local Organization Hosts Armory Attendees Healing Circles

The City of Rochester has collaborated with Ubuntu Village Works to provide opportunities for those impacted by the tragic incident on March 5 at the East Main Street Armory to process their grief and trauma.

The Ubuntu Healing Circles are being held both virtually and in-person at the Honorable Loretta C. Scott Center for Human Services at 57 St. Paul St.

“We want the community to know that they are not alone,” said Mayor Malik Evans. “These healing circles are safe spaces where concert attendees, their families and friends can talk openly about the hurt and pain that they suffered on that tragic Sunday night.”

The Ubuntu Healing Circles will be led by licensed clinicians and practitioners. Resources will be provided to those who may be interested in therapeutic services following each session.

Healing circle sessions will take taking place on the following days and times:

Previous sessions were held on Thursday and Sunday, March 12.

The next virtually and in-person at 57 St. Paul St. will be held Wednesday, March 15 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Registration is required. Send an email to sign up and a link will be sent upon registration.

Those seeking immediate mental health support are encouraged to call the City’s Crisis Intervention Services or PIC team at 211, or they can contact the 24/7 Mental Health Hotline at 988.

"Traumatic experiences don’t always present themselves immediately; and we want the grieving families of the victims as well as community members to take heart that we, as a city, are mourning with you,” Evans said.


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