Where to find resources and how to help after the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs seen from inside Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church. Nov. 20, 2022.
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Editor's note: the number of people injured in the attack has been adjusted to 19, after the Colorado Springs Police Department reduced the number of people wounded.

Shortly before midnight on Saturday, Nov. 19, a 22-year-old entered Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, and began shooting at people with a rifle, killing five people and injuring 19 others. Two clubgoers fought with the attacker and were able to prevent more shooting. The suspect was arrested and is currently in police custody. The attack happened on the day before Transgender Day of Remembrance, but the motive behind the act is as yet unknown.

The shooting came in the wake of several other high-profile mass shootings in the U.S. this year, including a racist attack on a Buffalo, NY supermarket and a shooting in a 4th-grade class at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. It brought America's mass shooting total to 601 for 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

The impact of these events often exceed the visible wounds inflicted by attackers, so CPR News has put together a guide with resources for victims and how to help survivors of the Club Q shooting.


  • Colorado Crisis Services hotline: Call 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255 to speak with a trained counselor or professional. Counselors are also available at walk-in locations or online to chat between 4 p.m. and 12 a.m.
  • A list of mental health providers offering therapy for those impacted. Many are providing sessions free or at a reduced charge.
  • Diversus Health: Offers a 24/7 walk-in crisis center for crisis services and counseling for all ages, regardless of ability to pay. You can request an appointment here or visit 115 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910.
  • Peak View Behavioral Health Assessment team: 719-444-8484 or www.peakviewbh.com.
  • Inside Out Youth Services: provides support and resources for LGBTQ youth and are coordinating vigils for people to gather.

How to help

Ways to donate blood:

Several local organizations and individuals have created fundraisers to support victims and their families:

Tips for coping with gun violence and grief

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