The Family Resiliency Center (FRC) of the Permian Basin was created through unique partnerships in Midland and Odessa to serve as a free long-term resource for healing in our greater community following the mass shooting in our cities. The FRC will be a place of support dedicated to serving as a resource to those directly & indirectly impacted by the tragedy of August 31, 2019.
The FRC will be led by Chandra Coleman-Quintanar. As the daughter of missionaries, Chandra was born in the Midwest but quickly moved overseas where she saw firsthand the devastation of war and the perseverance of the human spirit. In early adolescence, her family returned to the United States following a civil war in Zaire. This incredible, yet chaotic, childhood planted a seed in her heart to help other people cope with crisis and chaos. Facing her own traumatic experiences and surviving gave her the courage to overcome any challenge and rise to any occasion stronger than before. She now calls Texas her home and considers the Permian Basin and its people a unique and lovely gem in the desert. Her life experience and education allow her to help others see that same hope. Her passion for helping people involves offering guidance, addressing uncomfortable topics in a gentle and supportive manner, advocating for those who cannot do it on their own, and doing her part to leave a positive imprint everywhere she goes.
Various types of services will be available at the FRC including counseling, referrals, support groups, classes, and non-traditional therapeutic options.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the Family Resiliency Center of the Permian Basin open? Where will it be located?
The FRC will be open during the first quarter of 2020 and will be located at 4682 E University Blvd, Suite D, Odessa, Texas, 79762.
What is the purpose of the FRC?
The FRC will be a space for healing and support, dedicated to serving as a resource and referral center for residents, visitors, and responders affected by the shooting of August 31, 2019. The FRC will provide access to knowledgeable and caring professionals to help people access resources to help them build strength and resiliency in the aftermath of this incident.
What kind of services will be available at the FRC?
Various types of services will be available at the FRC. The most requested services at similar Resiliency Centers across the country include counseling and spiritual care referrals, and information about financial assistance.
What if I need assistance now?
If you or someone you love was directly, or indirectly, affected by the shooting, we encourage you to reach out today to our partners and get the assistance you need. Our partners are ready to help. To view a list of services and providers, visit the Resources page.
Calendar of Events
CENTER GRAND OPENING March 5, 2020 3:00 p.m.
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