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Review for Survivors of Violent Loss Program, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I lost my loved one to suicide in May of 2009, and the loss was very traumatic, painful, devastating. Within the first month after my loss I sought help from the Survivor Of Violent Loss Program, SLVP, through one on one therapy, complemented with their 10-week group therapy program. The helped I received from SLVP in navigating and understanding the range of extreme, painful emotions was invaluable. The support from the counselors and from other people attending the group sessions was, I believe, what prevented long term emotional problems that could have developed due to the traumatic specifics of my loss. SLVP gave me the tools and support I needed to cope with my loss, and I am forever grateful to SLVP. Their work is invaluable, professional, sympathetic, humane, and well organized. I could not have asked for better.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Coping with a traumatic loss of a loved one, due to suicide.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their ability to relate and understand the wide range of emotions derived from a traumatic, violent loss. Because of this, they are able to help navigate the pain in a constructive way, and prevent permanent trauma.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, sympathetic, helpful, professional, knowledgeable, relatable, organized, compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have greater outreach to help so many people who suffer a tragic, violent, traumatic loss due to suicide, homicide, accidents. This help prevents long term issues like depression, alcoholism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & I received counseling services for traumatic, violent loss.