District to offer crisis counselors for Navy Yard witnessesWASHINGTON - The District will provide crisis counselors and advocates during the next few days for Navy Yard workers who witnessed the shootings. The Mayor's Assistance Center will operate at the King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N Street SW for anyone affected by the shootings including neighbors, workers, and witnesses. The center will be open until 9 p.m. Tuesday.Crisis counselors and other staff will be able to help with mental health assistance, compensation assistance or help returning property left in the Navy Yard buildings. Crime Victim Compensation staff will also be available.Those seeking emergency mental health treatment can call the District's Access HelpLine at 1-888-7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357. Friends, family and survivors who need follow-up or longer-term care should contact the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing at 202-624-0010 or the Network for Victim Recovery of DC at 202-727-1727.The Warfighter & Family Support Center at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is also available for the victims, workers and families. The center can provide family services counselors, chaplain support and can be reached at 1-855-677-1755.
The Federal Occupations Health and Employee Assistance Program (FOHEAP) is also providing critical incident stress management and counseling services are available at 800-222-0364.