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HOMICIDE Survivor Support

Those individuals whose lives have been forever impacted by the loss of a loved one to homicide are referred to as "survivors". Trained staff and a Peer Survivor facilitate all groups.

Closed Homicide Survivor Support Group

    This is a 10 week closed Support Group for individuals grieving the loss of someone special who died by homicide. The focus of the support group is to better understand the uniqueness of the grief and trauma associated with homicide. Each week we discuss and share our feelings and experiences related to the following topics:
  • Sharing your story
  • Impact of loss
  • Grief and depression
  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Intrusive Images
  • Violence against perpetrators
  • The Justice System
  • Victim Impact Statements
  • Wrap up and saying goodbye

Being a survivor means you have lost someone special to homicide. You are experiencing a form of grief that is complex and unique, as it is associated with trauma and unlike other forms of grief. If you are a homicide survivor, don't travel this painful road alone. Join us on our journey of grief and recovery.

Come and share your grief, your memories, your fears and even a few tears as together, we learn how to cope with life as we now know it...without our loved ones.

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, we can only fly by embracing one another."

The group is open to men and women, 18 years and older as well as minimum loss period is 6 months. For additional information and registration, please contact Victoria Kehoe, 905-430-3511 x33 or via email at victoria@distresscentredurham.com.