Waukesha County

Friends and Family Resource Center to Provide Assistance for Victims, Members of the Community

Members of the community affected by the tragic events of the Waukesha Christmas Parade are invited to find numerous resources from government and nonprofit agencies at a Friends and Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 23 and Wednesday, November 24, at Carroll University (100 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI). The Campus Center Ballroom will be open 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, November 24. 


"Carroll University is happy to step up during this time of need and support our neighbors in the Greater Waukesha Community,” said Carroll University President Cindy Gnadinger. “This is a trying time for many and our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this senseless tragedy.” 


The Friends and Family Resource Center will provide mental health services, a lunch meal and other resources for victims and some members of the community. The Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Program will be onsite, along with staff from the Department of Justice Crime Victim Compensation Program, as well as the American Red Cross and other community organizations. 


“Our goal is to provide one stream-lined location where victims and their loved ones can receive support, referrals to needed services, information about financial assistance and crime victim compensation and many other resources,” said Waukesha Victim Assistance Director Jennifer Dunn. 


The Friends and Family Resource Center will open in partnership with Carroll University, the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Waukesha Victim Assistance, Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dogs, the City of Waukesha, Waukesha County, and other community organizations.  


More Information 

Media partners: for the privacy and consideration of the public affected by this tragedy, we ask that you avoid close contact with the Resource Center at Carroll University, as well as those attending. City, law enforcement and other partners will ensure media has access to the latest information and updates. 


Members of the Public: If you have been a victim of this crime, you may contact Waukesha Victim Assistance at [email protected]


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