Coping with a violent death


Homicide Survivors, Inc.
Advocacy ~ Support ~ Assistance
A nonprofit victim assistance organization dedicated to meeting the crisis and long term needs of families of murder victims.
“Through support, advocacy and assistance we help survivors cope emotionally, stabilize economically and help survivors seek justice for their loved ones. Homicide Survivors is committed to ensuring that no one has to endure the murder of a loved one alone. ‘We can’t change the tragic loss, but together, we can ease the pain & prevent further victimization.’”

Survivors of Homicide
For people who suffered the murder of a relative or close friend.
A non-profit organization based in Connecticut but open to members from all over the U.S.
Toll Free: 1.888.833.4764; Email: survivors@snet.net
Web site: http://www.survivorsofhomicide.com
From their website: “Survivors of Homicide, Inc. was founded in 1983 by a group of families who were trying to cope with the murder of a family member or someone else close to them. They met to support each other, and to share information about the criminal justice system. As time went on, membership grew and the mission expanded.  We have become outspoken advocates for all victims of violent crime, for fair compensation to victims, and for public policy and understanding that reduces the senseless violence sweeping our communities.”

National Association of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
For the Families and Friends of Those Who Have Died by Violence

From their website: “POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness … To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.”

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
“With nationally recognized expertise in grief, trauma and mental health, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing helps adults and children in the Greater Washington D.C. region rebuild a sense of safety and hope after experiencing a loss, life-threatening illness, violence or other trauma.”