Family Assistance Center for Lewiston Shooting Victims Opens Saturday, October 28


Robert Card: DOB 04/04/1983; Height: 5’11”; Weight: 230 lbs; Hair Color: Brown; Eye Color: Brown. Lasst seen wearing brown hooded sweatshirt and dark colored cargo pants..  He is Armed and Dangerous.  Do No Approach on Your Own.

Victims  of the shootings in Lewiston will have a place to go to receive help and support starting tomorrow, Saturday, October 28, 2023 according to a press release issued this evening by the Department of Public Safety, Augusta.

Officials are setting up a Family Assistance Center, (FAC) at the Lewiston Armory, located at 65 Central Avenue, Lewiston.  This will be one central space for victims and their support persons to gather so they don’t have to make multiple stops as they seek assistance.  This space is also open for those individuals who were present at the shootng sites, but not physically injured.  (Media will not be allowed to enter the FAC out of concern for privacy of victims.)

The Maine State Police in conjunction with the Maine Attorney General’s office, the Red Cross and the FBI Victim Services Division will open the space tomorrow, Saturday, October 28, 2023.  The hours of the FAC will be 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.  The FAC will remain open for an adequate period of time to allow access for all victims.

A separate site providing mental health assistance at the Ramada Inn In Lewiston, has been created for the larger community.  For more information, please visit the city of Lewiston’s Facebook page

Victims and their support persons will be able to access a number of resources to include mental health services, financial aid, spiritual care and acccess to victim advocacy and support services.

There will be a significant police presence at the FAC to addess security concerns.