Resources available to people affected by Astroworld
In the aftermath of the tragic evening At Travis Scott’s Astroworld, many are seeking help and resources in the wake of the traumatic event. The deadly influx of crowds left 8 dead and hundreds more injured, including 9-year-old Ezra Blount, who suffered organ crushes and brain damage.
The festival now joins the list of the deadliest concerts in the United States, according to CNN.
There are many local organizations ready to help Houstonians cope with the trauma after the festival disaster. Travis Scott himself has said he is working to get Houstonians help from organizations such as BestHelp, National Alliance on Mental Illness, (NAMI), and Mental health America (National MHA).
Below you will find free resources in the Houston area for those who need help during this time.
211 Centraide helpline
- For those struggling to cope with last weekend’s Astroworld events. Support is available to anyone in the Greater Houston area by dialing “2-1-1”, to speak to a trained professional to help access life support services, as well as psychological support. For more information visit www.unitedwayhouston.org/211/
- Bo’s place is a local Houston-based non-profit organization that helps adults, children and teens recover from grief. They offer bereavement support, including educational materials, bereavement support groups, and referrals to people in the Houston area who are dealing with the death of a loved one. For more information and additional resources, check out their website: https://www.bosplace.org or call (713) 942-8339.
- Numerous personal injury lawyers announced their representation of those who were brutally injured at the Astroworld festival on Friday. Local lawyers Tony Buzbee and Thomas J. Henry came forward to represent those in need. Local organizers have made a list of local pro bono lawyers who are ready to represent the injured in the wave of crowds.
The Harris Center
- As the largest mental health and developmental disability care center in Texas, the Harris Center offers free counseling to Astroworld survivors.
Contact their 24-hour crisis line at 713-970-7000.
To get in touch with Andy Lane, call, (512) 387-7178, or email, [email protected]
Financial support for relatives
Here is a thread of verified fundraisers for those affected by the Astroworld Festival tragedy.
Our Trust & Safety team closely monitors our platform. We will update this list as more official fundraisers are created to support victims and their families:
– GoFundMe (@gofundme) November 7, 2021
- Crowdfunding platform Go finance me shared a thread of links on Twitter to help families who have both lost loved ones and hospital bills for those seriously injured at the festival.
For more information on people in need of financial support, visit GoFundMe.
- The Disaster Helpline is a free helpline that is committed to providing immediate crisis counseling to those who have experienced emotional distress due to a disaster. The number is available 24/7 and is free, multilingual and confidential.
To reach the Disaster Distress Hotline, call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.