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Members of our UVA community come here from all over the country and the globe, and we know that violence in the news outside of Charlottesville impacts us all in multiple ways. This past weekend, people were killed and others were injured in multiple mass shootings in Georgia, Louisiana, and California, both in residences and in public settings.

Here at the Women’s Center, we’re holding those impacted by this violence in our hearts, especially the APIDA community. In particular, we mourn for those who lost their lives in California as they were celebrating the Lunar New Year.

The Women's Center is here for students who are looking for support. In addition to our counseling services, we offer comfortable spaces for students with tea and coffee available. Our Room to Breathe offers a quiet space for meditation and our study and meeting spaces are open for you to gather or spend time on you own in a warm and welcoming environment. Our counselors' Tips for Living in a Time of Loss are available from anywhere via our blog

Please take care of yourselves and each other as you are able in this time of grief.