Welcome to Survivors Empowered, a nationally prominent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization directly supporting and educating gun violence survivors, including most notably the family and friends of shooting victims, as well as shooting survivors themselves.

How We Can Help

We offer resources that are far-ranging and life-sustaining—starting with the first moments and days after the tragedy.
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Survivors Toolkit

This toolkit for gun violence survivors was created and published in collaboration with Giffords.

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Rapid Response

We respond to gun violence events to offer meaningful support to survivors in the aftermath of a shooting.



An invitation-only event providing comprehensive support to gun violence survivors.


Mindfulness Training

Exploring Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction With Survivors Of Gun Violence


Trauma Therapy

Helping to cope with the emotional response caused by a traumatic event.


Sharing the Journey

Meet the new boss; as deadly as the old boss.

The Washington Post recently reported that the United States Supreme Court conservative majority led by Justice Clarence Thomas has given shooters the right to use a device called a bump stock that allows firearms to function as machine guns.  In the June 14, 2024 Supreme Court decision in Garland v Cargill, the conservative majority ruled that a bump stock does not qualify as a machine gun, even though a bump stock enables a firearm to...

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Guns trigger more than half of nation’s suicides:

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