Just before midnight on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, a shooting occurred at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colo., that has left five people dead and more than a dozen injured. The attack at the LGBTQ nightclub happened the night before Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20). A suspect is in custody, and investigators are determining a motive and whether to prosecute it as a hate crime.
The attack comes less than two years after a gunman killed 10 people in a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colo., and six years after another gunman killed 49 people at the Florida LGBTQ nightclub Pulse.
People in the community and around the state, the country, and the world are grieving this horrific attack. If you need assistance, for yourself or for someone else, we’ve compiled a list of resources below. Please don’t hesitate to take care of yourself and your loved ones during this difficult time.
We also have have included options for people looking to donate to help those in need.
The city of Colorado Springs has assembled an extensive resource and information page in the wake of the Club Q shooting. A handful of the resources include:
- Inside Out Youth Services
- Providers offering therapy for those impacted (this list is being updated regularly)
- Red Cross at 1-800-RedCross
- Colorado Crisis Services will connect you to a crisis counselor or trained professional. Call 1-844-493-8255, or text “TALK” to 38255
We also suggest:
- Out Boulder resource page
- #Boulderstrong Resource Center
- Fort Collins LGBTQ Social Alliance
- One Colorado
Additional Mental Health Support
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 988, the new emergency phone line for people dealing with suicidal thoughts or other behavioral health crises.
You can also reach out to the following organizations:
- Colorado Crisis Services: Call 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255
- Mental Health Partners: Call 303-443-8500
- Colorado School Safety Resource Center
UC Health has also assembled an excellent resource page that includes helpful tips and recommendations for taking care of yourself, and others, during times of crisis like this.
Blood donations are always needed. If you are able to donate blood, consider the following resources:
Club Q announced on Sunday afternoon that Colorado Healing Fund was the official site for donations. Visit this page to donate. The website gaycolorado.org has more information on the donation process.
Visit the Colorado Sound’s Community Resources page for additional resources and support.
We will continue to provide updated resources and information as it becomes available. Please also visit KUNC.org for news and community updates.