CEO Message: Gilroy Strong

Our South Bay community is barely more than a week away from the shattering news of a mass shooting at the beloved Gilroy Garlic Festival. I share the feeling of helplessness and hopelessness that I’ve heard so many of my friends and family express. Given how overpowering that shared feeling is, it’s all the more remarkable to see our strong nonprofits and nonprofit leaders jump into action to address the overwhelming needs of the direct victims and those of the larger community. Immediately after the shooting, Community Solutions and Rebekah Children’s Services, with the support of the County Behavioral Health Department, established a drop-in counseling and support center at a local hig