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**New information** The City of Orlando has opened the Family Assistance Center to address the immediate needs and provide information, support and resources to those directly affected by the Pulse tragedy.  Services will be available to family members of the deceased; those suffering physical and emotional injuries; club staff and patrons and other directly impacted by this tragedy. View a full list of resources, hours of operation, and other info here.

If you are seeking a location to leave memorial items, please use the green space in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando.

Orlando Weekly has compiled an extensive list of everything Orlandoans can do to give and receive help.

UnitedHealth Group has opened up their Optum Health Line to residents needing assistance with mental health specialists.  Residents can call the toll free number 866-342-6892, and the service is free of charge.

Follow City of Orlando social media accounts for quick updates on Twitter /citybeautiful and Facebook /cityoforlando . #orlandounited  #orlandostrong

For more information about grief counseling and how to help, visit THE CENTER at thecenterorlando.org.

The Heart of Florida United Way is offering emotional support counseling to anyone who needs it.  Call 211 or text zip code to 898-211. To chat with counselors online, log on to www.hfuw.org.

The names of the victims are being posted on the City of Orlando website.

OneBlood will need donations over the coming days, and are asking donors to please schedule appointments by calling 1-888-9DONATE.  You can also visit their website to schedule an appointment.

Florida Social Solutions are offering free grief counseling for individuals and group.  Contact them at 407.276.0126.

 

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Remembering

  

Remember the lives of family and friends and share your memories with the community.  OCLS is honored to provide EPOCH (epochlegacies.org)  where you can create a free and permanent tribute to your loved one by simply registering with an email address.  Friends and family can add their comments and memories, and together, remember all the things that make our loved ones so special.

Orlando Memory (orlandomemory.info) is another library project that captures the history of our community.  Share your stories, memories and pictures, and preserve a moment in history.