Many are still in shock after last Thursday’s shooting. As we mourn the loss of Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson, Lafayette is now trying to heal after such an unexpected tragedy.
The Lafayette Consolidated Government opened a Community Information center on Monday morning.
This center provides information and resources for anyone having trouble coping with the tragic events of last week. Assistant of Lafayette City Parish President, Cydra Wingerter says the center is everyone. “We want people to know that’s not just for people who are closely related with the victims. It can also be people who are maybe in the area, anybody who is really struggling with what has happened in our community.”
Wingerter says they have received many phones calls and have already set up appointments for people seeking support. She says the next step in the grieving process for our community is to heal. And this is just one more offering to the community for people who are still needing more. We really want to make sure that they understand that these people are here to help all of us.”
Wingerter says the counseling and information services are available free of charge. She says their main goal is to help get Lafayette and its citizens started on the road to recovery after this unfortunate incident. “It’s rocked us to the core and that’s ok and it’s natural the way that you are feeling. We can all come together and we will be stronger as a result.”
The Community Information Center will be available seven days a week to anyone in need. The center is open every day from 8 am to 8 pm. The center is located at the old Whitney Bank building at 911 Lee Avenue. If you would like to set up an appointment you can call 337-806-9567. Walk-ins are also available.