A message from Katherine Schwartz, Executive Director of Alameda Family Services:
There aren't any words that do justice to the unfathomable tragedy that occurred yesterday in Texas or in Buffalo on May 14th, just a week before, or for any of the other shootings that have taken place.
There are no moments of silence or words of support that make any difference to the families that will live without their precious children and loved ones.
The traumatic impact of these events cannot be measured or understood either for those directly affected or for the community and country as a whole.
I will only say that we must begin to place well-being above all else. We must begin to make decisions with that goal in mind. Alameda Family Services is committed to the realization of well-being for all and stands firmly in support of all necessary steps it will require to get there. We must not give up and we will not give up.
These events can be traumatizing, and your emotions are valid. If you need support in any way, please call us at 510-629-6210. We are here to support you.