Wednesday 11/07/2018, an active shooter entered the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, during a College Night promotion event. Numerous shots were fired, resulting in mass casualties. Besides those killed by the gunman, several other people inside the bar suffered injuries.
If you were present during the Borderline incident and have not yet been to the Thousand Oaks Assistance Center, please contact the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office at (805) 947-7981 or visit following locations to connect with a victim advocate for services available and coordinate property returns.
Thousand Oaks Assistance Center
625 West Hillcrest Drive,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Ventura County District Attorney’s Office
800 S Victoria Avenue,
Suite 314, Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: (805) 947-7981 or (805) 654-3622
Thousand Oaks Family Assistance Center
625 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Hours: 10am-7pm until Friday, November 16, 2018.
Friday, November 16, 2018 will be the final day of the Family Assistance Center. A victim advocate will remain there for the rest of the month in case a survivor or family member of a decedent stops by for support or resources.
To contact FBI tips on shooting, call (805) 642-3995. Please visit https://www.fbi.gov/tips on how to submit a tip.
- California HOPE (Helping, Outreach, Possibilities, Empowerment) of Ventura County is a federally funded and trained community-based counseling program created to support the community following a disaster. The team provides specific services aimed at addressing the ongoing behavioral health needs of the community, in collaboration with Ventura County Behavioral Health. (Language: English, Spanish)
California HOPE services include:
Individual and group counseling for survivors, family, and friends.
Assessment and referrals
Distribution of educational materials
Helping disaster victims understand their current situation and reactions
Reducing stress and providing emotional support
Assisting survivors in creating a wellness and recovery plan
Promoting the use or development of coping strategies and personal resilience
Providing friends and family with education to support those affected
Connecting survivors to resources
Contact California HOPE by phone number: (805) 833-9495
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
The Disaster Distress Line provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Covers topics such as stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms related to a disaster.
Call 800-985-5990 (English and Spanish) or text TalkWithUs (Hablanos for Spanish) to 66746 to connect with a counselor. Available 24/7.
SAMHSA also has a publication “Coping With Grief After Community Violence” available to download online at https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Coping-With-Grief-After-Community-Violence/SMA14-4888
- Ventura County: The Ventura County Crisis Team (866) 998-2243
- Other Areas: The Disaster Distress Helpline (800) 985-5990
- CLU Counseling Center for individual and group counseling: http://www.clucounseling.org/
Call for appointment: Westlake Office (805) 493-3390, Oxnard Office (805) 493-3059
- Jewish Family Service is offering free individual, couple, family and group counseling to anyone affected by the Borderline Shooting. Call (805) 641-6565 for more information and to make an appointment. Address: 740 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003.
- Support Group available: Deep Life Solutions in Camarillo (805) 815-2271
- Students are encouraged to reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for additional support. CAPS can be reached anytime at (805) 437-2088. If you reach the voicemail, select option 2 to access 24/7 phone counseling.
- Faculty and staff who would like additional support may utilize the Employee Assistance Program by visiting www.liveandworkwell.com or calling (800) 234-5465.
- Students can reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for support. Please call (805) 493-3727. For 24/7 confidential assistance, please call (877) 715-2440.
- Faculty and staff may utilize the Employee Assistance Program for support.
- Students may contact the Counseling Center at (310) 506-4210 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Counseling Center provides free, confidential emotional/psychological support to all Pepperdine students.
- Faculty and staff may access counseling services through their Employee Assistance Program. Details are available on the HR website or by contacting HR at (310) 506-4397.
- Pastoral support is available to the Pepperdine community through the Office of the Chaplain. Contact chaplain Sara Barton at email@example.com or associate chaplain Eric Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (310) 506-4275
- The Moorpark Student Health Centers are open for support services, call (805) 378-1413
- Fleet and Family Support Center – For service members and families affected and needing assistance from the incident in Thousand Oaks, Crisis Counselors will be available at Bldg 1169, the Fleet and Family Service Center, on Port Hueneme Naval Base during normal working hours. People can call the front desk at (805) 982-5037 and make an appointment.
- Call The Veterans Crisis Line (800) 273-8255, select option 1, chat online at www.veteranscrisisline.net or send a Text message to 838255 for assistance
- Give an Hour is offering free mental health care to those who serve, veterans, and their families, that were affected by the incident. To find a provider, visit www.giveanhour.org
First Responder Peer support available at the Ventura County Sheriff’s East Valley Station
- Coping With Grief After Community Violence Tips for Survivors from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after Mass Violence from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (Spanish version is available here)
- Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage of Disasters: A Fact Sheet for Parents from the Terrorism and Disaster Center (TDC), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Angel Flight West is providing free flights to survivors of the Borderline incident, immediate family members of survivors (or a necessary support person), and to families of victims. Flights may bring a survivor home for a respite period or can bring in family to support the survivor or to attend services. Flights can be up to 300 miles in length and include round trip travel. Flights are provided by volunteer pilots flying small, private planes through local airports.
Please call (310) 390-2958 with questions or for assistance.
Doctor On Demand can provide clients with emotional support, and help with stress and anxiety. Through November 30, 2018., they are covering the cost of psychology visit to those impacted by the Thousand Oaks tragedy. Apply code CA18 to your account to have your visit covered.
- Ventura County Community Foundation, in coordination with the City of Thousand Oaks, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Amgen Foundation, California Community Foundation, Edison International, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, and others, has set up a specific fund to help support the victims, families, law enforcement community, and organizations providing first and second line support. To donate, visit https://vccf.org/donate/make-a-donation/
- 211 Ventura County is a program of Interface Children & Family Services, and is accepting donation to help Borderline Bar & Grill Incident survivors and their support systems as well as community members impacted by the current fires. Specifically, your gift will be used to provide crisis counseling, case management, and vital linkages to resources.To donate, send a gift to Interface by visiting https://www.icfs.org/211vc/ or text keyword 211VC to 898-211.