Healing is Possible

Healing is Possible, So Take Care of Yourself First

Victims of homicide - getting help

Nothing can erase the pain of losing a loved one to homicide, but healing is possible. The amount of time needed for grieving is different for every person, and can often take a long time. The most important thing to remember is take care of yourself first.

  • Don’t get discouraged if you have a bad day. Grief and healing are never “complete” and can affect you in different ways. For example, it is normal to feel happy, angry and sad in the same day.
  • Talk about your feelings.
  • Take care of your mind and body. Read, write, exercise.
  • Get plenty of rest and eat regularly.
  • Do the things that make you feel good. You will likely receive lots of advice, but remember that you are the only.

We Can Help

  • 24-Hour Crisis Line
  • Family and individual counseling
  • Counseling
  • Legal and medical advocacy
  • Advocacy to support survivors through the criminal justice systems and help connect with needed community resources.
  • Accompaniment to law enforcement meetings and court proceedings
  • Information and referral
  • Community education
  • Support groups