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Victim Assistance Resources

Victim Assistance Resource List


Telephone #


Military and Family Support Center


Mental health services available to Navy Yard employees (civilians and contractors) and their family members

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC)

Military treatment Facility, Bethesda, Maryland


Injured survivors are eligible for medical care and other services

Witnesses and immediate family members are eligible for grief and mental health counseling.

Limited to 30 days – start day 9/17/2013

Red Cross

(703) 584-8758

Mental health care (can connect to services throughout the U.S.)

Hours: 10am – 8pm

Navy Yard Victim Witness Response Line – Sponsored by the DC Mayor’s Office

(866) 962-5048

Opens 9/22/2013 (Staffed 24/7)

Available to victims, witnesses and survivors of the Navy Yard shooting. 

Individuals living near and working in the neighborhood can seek assistance also.

Network for Victim Recovery DC

(202) 742-1720

Survivors – connection to victim advocacy

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

(202) 624-0010
Intake Worker: Sarah Jo Smith

Helps rebuild a sense of safety and hope after experiencing a loss, life-threatening illness, violence or other trauma.

Other resources

Region Legal Services Office, Naval District Washington (RLO -NDW)

Washington Navy Yard
Contact:  LCDR Paul Kapfer (JAG)

Provides 30 days free legal assistance

Dept. of Navy Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) Program

Washington Navy Yard
Contact:  Ms. Dannie D. Smith 

Provides injured survivors with workers’ compensation benefits, including medical benefits and vocational rehabilitation.  Benefits also available to eligible dependents of deceased employees. 

DC Superior Court Crime Victims’ Compensation  Program



The Crime Victims Compensation Program compensates victims of crimes for out of pocket expenses.



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On the morning of Monday, September 16, 2013, shooter Aaron Alexis arrived at the Washington Navy Yard in Southeast, Washington, D.C. Alexis had legitimate access to the Navy Yard as a result of his work as a contractor and he utilized a valid pass to gain entry to Building #197.

Shortly after his arrival in the building and over the course of approximately one hour, Alexis used the Remington 870 shotgun and a Beretta handgun he obtained during the course of his shooting to kill 12 victims and wound four surviving victims before he was shot and killed by law enforcement officers. Investigation to date has determined that Alexis acted alone.

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   Press Releases and Statements:
- 09/24/13: Law Enforcement Findings from the Washington Navy Yard Shootings
- 09/17/13: FBI Seeks Information on Shootings
- 09/17/13: Remarks by WFO Assistant Director in Charge
- 09/16/13: Seeking Information Regarding Navy Yard Shootings

- 09/16/13: Attorney General's Statement on Shooting