Five years in, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center remains a sanctuary of support for those affected by Route 91 and beyond

Five years in, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center remains a sanctuary of support for those affected by Route 91 and beyond

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Weekly
  • Amber Sampson, Las Vegas Weekly
October 1, 2022 12:35 PM
  • Amber Sampson, Las Vegas Weekly
  • Nevada
  • Commercial Casinos

Five years after the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, it’s still OK not to feel OK.

In the wake of Route 91, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center has emerged as a lifeline for those affected by the Strip disaster, offering solace and resources to survivors, family members, first responders and the general public. And that service has only gotten more ambitious with time.

“It’s been like building a plane as you fly it, but there’s no manual for this,” says Tennille Pereira, director of the center. “Even if you look at other mass violence incidents, they’re all different, and the community resources are all different. But we’ve learned so much, and we’ve really been able to advocate for a lot of changes with our victim services and begin to integrate into emergency management so we’re better prepared.”