Resources for Survivors of Homicide Victims


CHILDREN OF MURDERED PARENTS P.O. Box 9317, Whittier, California 90608 (310) 699-8427 Maintains contact with survivors of homicide victims throughout the United States, providing suppport to survivors of all ages. Assists victims by evaluating various sources of therapeutic help and suggesting possible practical referrals. DOUGY CENTER 3903 Southeast 52nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97206 (503) 775-5683 A resource for children who are grieving, with 15 support groups in Oregon.

Can provide referrals to regional and national support groups, including grief support programs specifically geared toward children. PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN 100 East Eight Street, Suite B-41, Cincinatti, Ohio 45202 (513) 721-5683 Offers support for families as they work through the grief process and learn what to expect from the criminal justice system.

Helps with practical information, referrals, telephone contact, legal ramifications of murder and any problems that may be faced by bereaved families of homicide victims. Has over 300 contact persons and chapters.

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS P.O. Box 3696, Oak Brook, Illinois 60522 (708) 990-0010 A nationwide self-help organization for parents and family members who have experienced the death of a child or sibling. Assists them in positive resolution of the grief experienced upon the death of a child. Provides referrals to local chapters, publishes pamphlets and books on parental and sibling grief, and maintains a resource catalog.

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