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Who We Are

The Resiliency Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that is part of Safehope, Inc. services in Newton, Kansas. The Resiliency Center was opened in response to the Excel shooting and the tragic events of February 25, 2016. The center was created to help both children and adults reach their full potential and offers a 24-hour Help Line, Community Wellness Programs and Specialized Trauma Therapy for those impacted.

The center provides free, confidential and voluntary support. The Resiliency Center is a safe environment where you can feel comfortable connecting with others while finding appropriate resources and options to assist in the healing process. Our service and response are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Mission

The Resiliency Center is a safe and supportive healing environment for those affected by the tragic events of February 25, 2016. Our free and confidential services and programs promote healing, overall wellness, provide education, and resources. Our center is a welcoming place for people to connect and obtain assistance in the healing process.

Our Service Area

Tragedies that happen all too frequently affect great numbers of people; our community understands that impact firsthand. Immediately following the shooting, the leaders of this community, with support of the Kansas Governor’s Office and the Office for Victims of Crime, facilitated a Needs Analysis. The results of this analysis demonstrated the very broad need for services. We have identified at least 65 area zip codes in Kansas impacted first hand by this tragedy. The center’s services will go beyond Harvey County—the Resiliency Center is available to all who have been impacted by this tragedy.

What is Resilience?

Those inner strengths, both inborn and developed, that enable one to respond well to adversity, including the capacities to:

  • Prevent stress related conditions
  • Recover faster & more completely
  • Optimize mental fitness & performance

Each individual person deals with and manages their responses and reactions differently.  Victims of this tragedy are in the recovery phase, which encompasses the transitional phase to early recovery, and beyond, and may continue for months or probably years.

Our goal is to give you tools to support yourself and feel comfortable supporting loved ones, friends and community members who are affected by this tragedy.  Please don’t hesitate to call or come in to see us.  For more resources and information on how to work through trauma and tragedy, please continue browsing this website, call our our office at 316-217-1880 or our free 24-hour Help Line, or stop by the Resiliency Center.