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Survivors of Violent Loss Program
June 30, 2010

Thankfully, we became aware of SVLP via a TV Community Public Service announcement during the process of moving back to San Diego. It had been one year since our son was killed and we were in the very deep waters of grief. News of the capture of the suspect(s) came on the heels of our move, which added to the stress we were experiencing. It became a necessity for us to find a group with the specialized expertise to assist us through this difficult time. SVLP guided us through the range of emotions that would come in unexpected waves,and validated what we were experiencing as "normal." By giving us the tools we would need to rebuild our lives as a family of survivors, we have been able to focus on our loved one's life and ways in which we can bring meaning to it in our journey ahead. SVLP also gave me the opportunity to contribute as a volunteer in their organization. It is satisfying being able to do so in our son's memory. We know he would have been in favor of such an special Program whose members strive to alleviate the unique grief shared by Survivors of Violent Loss.

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Emotional healing

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Volunteer Coordinator.