The Family Resiliency Center (FRC) of the Permian Basin was created through unique partnerships in Midland and Odessa to serve as a free long-term resource for healing in our greater community following the mass shooting in our cities. The FRC will be a place of support dedicated to serving as a resource to those directly & indirectly impacted by the tragedy of August 31, 2019.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch daily 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
* Please note that we are still observing distancing recommendations. If you are feeling unwell, please call or email us and wait to visit until you are symptom-free. Additionally, anyone entering the FRC will need to wear a mask. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you. Temperatures will be checked at the door to ensure the safety of our staff and clients. *
Meet George, the FRC lion. When people ask why we chose the lion as our logo, we love to tell them!
First, lions are unique because they live as a family unit, recognizing that they need each other to feed and care for the whole pride. They are social, friendly, and incredibly loyal within the pride.
Second, lions represent strength and courage - both incredibly important to healing from trauma.
Third, lions are protective and will fight for their pride.
Here at the FRC, we consider the Permian Basin our pride and our goal is to help our community heal from the trauma of the mass shooting by helping people recognize their strength, stand unified, support one another, and by utilizing positive coping skills, build resilience to the daily stresses we all experience.
The FRC services and programs are led by Chandra Coleman. As the daughter of missionaries, Chandra was born in the Midwest but quickly moved overseas where she saw firsthand the devastation of war and the perseverance of the human spirit. In early adolescence, her family returned to the United States following a civil war in Zaire. This incredible, yet chaotic, childhood planted a seed in her heart to help other people cope with crisis and chaos. Facing her own traumatic experiences and surviving gave her the courage to overcome any challenge and rise to any occasion stronger than before. She now calls Texas her home and considers the Permian Basin and its people a unique and lovely gem in the desert. Her life experience and education allow her to help others see that same hope. Her passion for helping people involves offering guidance, addressing uncomfortable topics in a gentle and supportive manner, advocating for those who cannot do it on their own, and doing her part to leave a positive imprint everywhere she goes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the FRC located?
We are located at 4682 E University Blvd, Suite D, Odessa, Texas, 79762.
What is the purpose of the FRC?
The FRC will be a space for healing and support, dedicated to serving as a resource and referral center for residents, visitors, and responders affected by the shooting of August 31, 2019. The FRC will provide access to knowledgeable and caring professionals to help people access resources to help them build strength and resiliency in the aftermath of this incident.
What kind of services are available at the FRC?
Current services offered at the FRC include Peer Support Groups, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), and Art Workshops.
Referrals are available for Individual Trauma-Informed Therapy and Faith-Based Services.
What if I need assistance now?
If you or someone you love was directly, or indirectly, affected by the shooting, we encourage you to reach out today to our partners and get the assistance you need. Our partners are ready to help. To view a list of services and providers, visit the Resources page.
Calendar of Events
The Family Resiliency Center is currently hosting several virtual events and a few in-person events at the Center. For the most up-to-date schedule, please check our Facebook at www.facebook.com/frcofthepb
Current events include trauma-informed yoga, art workshops, peer support groups, and various training classes.
For a list of helpful phone numbers and organizations, please click here.
Please see the items that the FRC can always use.