Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER “For the Families & Friends of those who have died by violence” 19620 North 38th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85308-2215 Chapter Phone: (602) 254-8818 Chapter E-mail: [email protected] * National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC) 4960 Ridge Ave. Suite 2, Cincinnati, OH, 45209 (513-721-5683) Fax (513-345-4489) http://www.pomc.com/phoenix/index.html Toll Free Number (888) 818-7662 Volume 23: No. 4 April 2014 https://www.facebook.com/pages/POMC-Valley-of-the-Sun/ MONTHLY SUPPORT MEETING LOCATIONS EAST VALLEY MEETING Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7 PM Mountain View Lutheran Church 11002 S. 48th Street, Phoenix (1/2 mile West of I-10 at 48th Street & Elliot) Room 8 Facilitator: Claudia Marco (480) 634-1424 Co-facilitator: Mark & Sandy LeGault (480) 242-0038 FAR EAST VALLEY MEETING *Please note this meeting is on Wednesdays NOT fourth Tuesdays WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 7PM Trinity Fellowship Church 50 South McQueen Road, Chandler ( Chandler Blvd & McQueen) Facilitator: Angie Saucedo (480) 209-8465 WEST VALLEY MEETING Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7 PM Antioch Church of God in Christ 9600 West Peoria Avenue (NW Corner of 96th Ave/W Peoria Ave) Facilitator: Beckie Miller (623) 582-2406 Co-facilitator: Kathy Hernandez (623) 707-6825 SOUTHWEST VALLEY MEETING Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7 PM Christ of Evangelical Church 918 South Litchfield Road, Goodyear (On S Litchfield Rd, N of Yuma/Western) Bldg B Room C (623) 234-9226 Facilitator: Carolee Holbrook (602) 300-7665 CRIME VICTIMS LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT Free legal aid to help assert victims' rights through Arizona Voice for Crime Victims @ (480) 727-7465, P.O. Box 875920, Tempe, AZ 85287-5920 or contact Mary Wallace at [email protected] ◄◄SPEAKER/INFORMATION►► MEETING (2nd Tuesday of the month) Tuesday, April 8, 2014 7:00 p.m. *** Mountain View Precinct Community Room 2075 East Maryland Phoenix AZ (off AZ 51 at 20th Street between Glendale Avenue and Bethany Home Road and across from Granada Park) *Our meeting this month will feature Sam the Courthouse Dog and his handler Rhonda Stewart to explain about this program through the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. This program provides a trained dog that accompanies victims in court when they have to testify which calms them. Not just children but some adults as well. NEWSLETTER EDITOR Mail Memorial Page items for “The Journey” by the 10th of the month prior to publication month to: POMC Newsletter 19620 North 38th Ave Glendale AZ 85308-2215 *Please use order form on Page 11 You can also email items to [email protected] Be sure to place any article or picture in an attachment, otherwise it can’t be accessed properly (especially pictures) and may not be used. Also, be sure to put POMC Newsletter in the subject line of the email. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Robert Mike Sanders April 1976 Roseanna Kolosa April 5, 2007 Rosemarie Little April 11, 2011 Toni Bachman April 1997 Robin Lee Livesay April 5, 2010 Alexandra Holmberg April 12, 1994 Renee Scott April 2012 Jason Vanosdell April 5, 2010 Spencer Stingley April 12, 1994 Ernestina Marie Collins April 1, 2005 Robert Burton April 6, 1993 Michelle Dickinson April 12, 2009 Katrina Ruiz April 2, 2000 Simon Torres, Jr. April 6, 1997 Tanya Rae Samora April 13, 1988 James K. McDonnell April 2, 2002 Wendy Snodgrass April 7, 1996 Ernie Scroud April 13, 2002 John Craite April 3, 1996 Cody B. Morrison April 7, 2005 Jose Rodriguez April 13, 2008 Daniel Freeman April 3, 2007 John Crandall April 8, 1993 Thomas Hawthorne, Sr. April 14, 1995 Ursula Banashley & Christina Williams April 3, 2012 William H. Chandler April 8, 2000 Rohber Brafford April 14, 2006 Terra Ann Parker April 9, 2004 Adam Kostewicz April 15, 2006 James LeSueur April 9, 2004 Thom J. Kennedy April 16, 1992 Jamie Cardenas, Jr. April 10, 1993 Susan Elaine Rancourt April 17, 1974 Matthew R. Donaldson April 4, 2009 Mary, Brittney & Bobby Fisher April 10, 2001 Chris “Bear” Assman April 17, 1997 Ruben A. Alvarado, Jr. April 5, 2004 Sophia Nunez April 10, 2006 Shelly & Andy Parks April 4, 1999 Eddie Payan April 4, 1999 Chad R. Conquest April 4, 2007 2 Nila Ruth Lynn April 19, 2000 Continued. . . . . Ali Altug April 19, 2001 Christy Marie Gill April 24, 2007 Stephen D. Perry April 30, 1994 James Turley, Jr. April 19, 1994 Jeremiah Miller April 25, 2002 Kent Dunne April 30, 1999 Padriac M. Hill April 20, 1993 Emilio Tapia April 25, 2008 Adam Leyva April 30, 2007 Joel McClure April 20, 2003 Bill Moxey April 25, 1988 Katie Humphrey April 20, 2006 Lincoln Brevard April 25, 2010 Brett Holbrook April 21, 2002 Orville "Dean" Cuny April 26, 1986 Anders Ortega April 21, 2006 Mandy LeAnn Lund April 26, 1995 Demetris Grillo April 22, 1995 Jared Scott Olson April 28, 2006 Vincent Michael Contreras April 22, 2009 David Dill April 28, 1990 Carl Scott April 22, 2012 Nick Pappas April 28, 1996 Bryan Allred April 24, 2001 Rafael Gaxiola April 28, 2006 Alfonso Puyana April 24, 2004 Terry Sackett April 29, 2003 Bill Lewis Brown April 24, 1992 Edward James Green April 29, 2005 Bill Schmidt & Karen Swan April 24, 1998 Matthew Clarke April 30, 1994 3 “Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. The sense of loss must give way, if we are to value the life that was lived.” (Unknown) Every effort is made to ensure accuracy on these pages. Please notify us immediately with any errors or changes. VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER NEWS TRIAL, JUDICIAL & ARREST UPDATES ● The second defendant in the murder of Carissa Horton, niece of Mary Kratzer, who was killed along with her boyfriend Ethan Nichols in Tulsa, Oklahoma was found guilty at his trial and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Both were attending Oral Roberts University. ● The sentencing for the killer of Jesse James Ortiz, brother of Stella Ortiz is coming up in April. “Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with each and every family member as they endure this difficult process.” IN LOVING MEMORY GIFT DONATIONS (THANK YOU!) (*All donations are tax deductible: Our chapter exists on the generosity of others, grants and fundraisers) ♥ Gail Hohn in memory of Darcie Sims ♥ Joe & Karen Acuna in very loving memory of their son, Michael James Acuna. ♥ Chris Busch in very loving memory of her son, Erik Busch ♥ Don & Beckie Miller in very loving memory of their son, Brian Ray Miller. ♥ Carolee Holbrook in very loving memory of her son, Brett Holbrook. ♥ Sherri Marquez in very loving memory of her son, Vincent Michael Contreras. CORPORATE & OTHER DONATIONS THANK YOU! UNITED WAY (Please Note: the write in number to designate funds to our chapter through your employee contributions is 0772) You must use this number for designating any funds to go to our chapter. Our chapter name is not listed except by number.) AMERICAN EXPRESS EASY MATCH PROGRAM (Donations Made From:) Norma Yanez Tara Elizabeth Williams in memory of Kirk G. Best Klinger and his mother Sally Dimmick Best Klinger who died without resolution. Lindison Y. Webb in honor of Del Edwood Webb Mr. & Mrs. David Smithwick of Glendale Christine Busch through United Way Campaign Anonymous Donations (8) through United Way Campaign (City of Phoenix Employees) Honcor Building Development LLC COLD CASE REGISTRY FOR HOMICIDES The Phoenix Police Department now has a Cold Case Registry on line. The link is http://phoenix.gov/police/investigations/coldcase/index.html. The second phase of this website project will eventually include a searchable listing of cold cases with a brief synopsis of each case. Interested persons can then send us information on the case or be routed to Silent Witness should they want to do so. Hopefully, this will generate more tips and leads and move more cases to successful resolution. Many family members just need to know their loved one's case is still open, and hopefully this will give them solace that the case is not forgotten. MARCH SPEAKER INFORMATION MEETING The March speaker meeting featured Dr. Sandi Howlett, a grief and bereavement specialist who currently works with Hansen's Mortuaries. Sandi presents an interactive workshop each time on grief and coping. This time we told stories of our loved ones after she passed around baskets of various fabrics and each attendee picked two pieces that reminded them of their loved one. Then each in turn shared stories. It was nice to hear more about our loved ones and how they lived, things they enjoyed and shared with each other......instead of just how they died so violently. While that is important to share we often say we need to remember they also lived and this was a nice meeting remembering just that. ►CHAPTER WINDOW DECALS AND BRACELETS FOR SALE◄ We have custom made white window decals for sale displaying a beautiful circular design with our name, chapter website and logo with a sun surrounding a parent/child. They are $10 and are for the outside of your car 4 window and last through weather and car washes or you can even put them on house windows ( I did). We also have our Chapter Bracelets that are black and red multi with “POMC” and “Always in our Hearts” (our loved ones) on them. These are only $3. To order, just send a note and payment to: PO Box 39603, Phoenix AZ 85069-9603. The window decals are better than bumper stickers, easier to remove when needed and come with instructions for attaching. Help bring awareness to POMC and let others who need us know about us. OLD CELL PHONES NEEDED FOR A GOOD CAUSE Your old cell phones can be put to good use for the Relocation Project, part of Arizona Coalition for Victim Services, in which funds are allotted for Domestic Violence Victims to relocate to a safe place. You can bring your cell phones to any meeting. The phones are turned in for cash to fund the project. MESSAGES FROM MEMBERS AND OTHERS: Dear Beckie: Thank you for all the work you and the chapter do and thank you for your newsletters. Please accept this donation on behalf of and in very loving memory of our son, Michael James Acuna. Thank you. Joe and Karen Acuna. Dear Valley of the Sun Chapter: On behalf of the National Board of Trustees and the National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc., we extend our sincere appreciation for your generous donation. We thank you for your generosity, kindness, and compassion so that we can continue working for the families and friends of those who have died by violence. Again, we thank you for your donation in memory of all your loved ones for the certification training. Sincerely, Dan Levey, Executive Director Dear Beckie: I was so sorry to hear of Darcie Sims' death. She was an amazing lady who impacted my family in a big way. Last time she was here, my sister and I did everything possible to make sure we could be there to hear her again. I am so glad we got to see her one last time. My niece got to hear her at the POMC Conference at the Arizona Grand and because of her, she is now attending Loma Linda University getting her masters in clinical psychology and wants to specialize in post traumatic stress and grief. Also, I would like to give this donation to POMC in memory of Darcie Sims. She gave so much of her time to help the POMC and I am sure that is partly because of you. She will be missed. Take care. Gail Hohn SIBLING ON LINE SUPPORT Amanda Harris, a member of our chapter, has formed an on line Sibling Support venue. www.unitingsiblings.com or phone her for more information at 623-866-3189. Amanda lost her brother Joshua to murder and understands the sibling grief in a way only siblings can. NATIONAL POMC INFORMATION ☺ CINCINNATI OHIO OFFICE☺ ●NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014: The 28th National POMC Conference will be held this year in Rochester, Minnesota, August 14 - 17, at the Kahler Grand Hotel. Plan now to attend this wonderful event for survivors of a homicide victim and benefit from the many informative workshops on traumatic grief, navigating the confusing and often frustrating maze of the criminal justice system, and networking with so many other survivors and professionals across the country. The theme is “Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Renewing Hope for Tomorrow”. The cost of the conference is $240.00 and registration information is on the website now. Any chapter interested in planning a fundraiser to help with conference funds, please email Dan at [email protected] National website for registration link is www.pomc.org ●NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS: We are happy to welcome Beckie Miller (Valley of the Sun Chapter) and Robert Sargent (Delaware County Chapter) to the National Board of Trustees for 2014. We would 5 also like to thank Harry Bonnell and Debbi Melaragno for all their dedication to POMC as they retire from the National Board of Trustees. We will miss them dearly. ●SAD NEWS: We are sorry to tell you that Shari Martin, Chapter-Leader of the Antelope Valley California Chapter, died last week. She started the chapter after the 2002 murder of her son Marshall Garrison. She was Chapter-Leader for more than 12 years, working tirelessly for victim's advocacy. She attended court with many families. Helping others was her life's work and passion. She was a great leader and humanitarian and will be missed by many. She died at home after a lengthy illness with her children and grandchildren by her side. We will miss her. ●SURVIVORS NEWSLETTER: The National Newsletter is going green and we are currently in the process of getting email addresses and switching over. If you do not have a computer or access to one you will still receive a hard copy if you notify the National Office. There is a lot of time put in to creating, editing and assembling the Newsletter for distribution, thus we will still charge $10 for the subscription. POMC's effort to be more cost effective, generate some income, and going green make it a logical step to take. ● ACTS OF SIMPLE KINDNESS SCHOLARSHIPS: Acts of Simple Kindness, Inc., ("ASK") provides financial assistance for dependent children of widows and widowers under the age of 18. The financial assistance must be used to fund a program or class within the areas of education, sports, music or the arts. Applications that are for purposes other than these four will be discarded. For more information, please go to http://actsofsimplekindness.org/grant-program/ ●DONATIONS AND SUPPORT OF NATIONAL POMC: There are many ways to help with much needed funds for POMC, including any items you buy on Amazon.com as well as if you shop the Kroger Stores. It is very simple and does not cost you anything and yet your purchase allows a percentage from these companies to go directly to National. Please go on-line to www.pomc.org and see how you can sign up for this or contact [email protected] ● AUTO DONATIONS: We are encouraging all chapters and contact persons to get involved with POMC Debit Authorization. You can now donate to NATIONAL POMC by setting up an automatic withdrawal from your bank account to National. Contact National for a debit authorization form. This is a fast and easy way to make a donation to National to help us help others. Your donation is withdrawn at the same time of the month each month and no amount is too small. We appreciate your help during these difficult economic times. ●PAROLE BLOCK PROGRAM: To date this program had kept more than 1396 prisoners who committed murders from being released early. Parole Block was begun in 1990 and all members across the United States whose loved one’s killer is up for early release/parole consideration can file a petition with National that is sent nationwide for signatures protesting their release. TOPIC FORUM: POMC has a “Topic Forum” on its web site. It provides a place where survivors all over the U.S. can communicate with each other. It’s a good place to suggest to those who aren’t able to attend monthly grief support meetings to utilize the support. Please let your members know that it is there for additional support so that they can tell their other family members, co-workers and friends who may be in states where we have no POMC chapters. SECOND OPINION SERVICES: A program that provides second opinions on unsolved or complicated cases by a national board comprised solely of experts in the medical, law enforcement and investigative fields. MURDER IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT (MINE) PROGRAM: Through this program, POMC raises public awareness to the insensitivity of murder as entertainment through toys, games, murder mystery weekends, drive by shooting fashions, serial killer trading cards and anything that glamorizes violence. BIG TURN OFF: This is an annual event each January, in which citizens are asked to turn off their televisions for one evening during prime time hours to protest the violence on television. MURDER WALL: (A traveling tribute honoring the memories of murder victims). A photo album is also available with each plaque. Currently, the cost is $75 to add your loved ones' names to the Walnut Plaques that comprise the Murder Wall. You have two pages for the photo album to add information, poetry or pictures. SILENCED VOICES: A program begun in January 2002, which advocates for the vigorous investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the murder of abused children. The first case was that of Brandi Conley. POMC was instrumental in bringing charges against her parents. 6 Vincent Michael Contreras 08/28/88 - 04-24-09 A picture is worth a thousand words and can bring back feelings that are tucked deep inside. Here are the ones that changed my life FOREVER. All five of my loves together, safe and HAPPY. Our last kiss on earth, the toughest most horrible decision I ever had to make. I love and miss you my son. Forever and always, Mama Page 7 Died February 27, 2014 I met Darcie Sims many years ago at the first POMC National Conference I attended in Minnesota, hosted by the Minnesota Hope Chapter. I was relatively still new to the grief and trauma of losing my son to murder and I attended the conference timidly and felt totally lost initially. Darcie was presenting workshops on grief at the conference. I went into one workshop and quickly realized it was not for me and as I was walking down the hallway trying to pick another to attend, I passed Darcie's and heard all this laughter and I do mean LAUGHTER. I was intrigued and shocked to say the least. How could any workshop at a Parents Of Murdered Children conference be inspiring such laughter from survivors such as myself? I went inside and listened, transfixed by Darcie's message of hope, comfort and coping with bereavement mixed with her unique humor and her palpable warmth. And I, too, laughed and I laughed really hard and it felt so good in this place of so many with tragic stories and deep sorrow. Darcie's humorous message to us all was accepted more because we all knew she was a bereaved parent also, not just a professional bereavement specialist. As I left Darcie's workshop and again wandered those halls at the conference, I no longer felt alone or isolated or timid about attending a POMC conference. I knew, as when I attended my first chapter meeting in January of 1992, three months after Brian was killed, that I was exactly where I needed to be. I felt hope. About thirty-years ago Darcie lost her son, Big A, as he was affectionately called, when he died of illness. Because she faced her grief journey alone and without any support back then, it led Darcie to her journey to make sure that did not happen to others. She ended up helping hundreds of thousands and more bereaved families throughout her career in bereavement in which she ended up obtaining all kinds of degrees and became a psychotherapist, world renowned speaker, presenter, counselor, founder of Grief, Inc., and much more. Yet she never allowed all the degrees and trainings to take away from the true down-to-earth and special, compassionate bereaved mom that she was before all of those. When our chapter hosted its first POMC Conference in August of 2000, though we had no funds to bring Darcie here, I vowed somehow I would find them and Darcie ended up giving us an especially good rate anyway. She had a place in her heart for surviving families of a murdered loved one and anyone bereaved. We became friends after that conference and she again came for the next two conferences we hosted in 2006 and 2012, as well as would often present at other national conferences for POMC. However, Darcie adopted our chapter. We were blessed to also have her come and help with Board Retreats and Chapter Speaker Meetings as well. She was here in Phoenix this past November. She took time out of the business of Darcie Sim's world of traveling all over the world (350 or more days a year) to assist others, such as The Compassionate Friends where she began her journey, Hospice and TAPPS, just to name a few. I have seen and heard many speakers on bereavement throughout the years and while there are many excellent professionals out there, none were like Darcie. Her gift, through the loss of her two-year old son, of reaching bereaved family members on a level in which they were reminded it was okay to laugh again, that they could survive, and they could rebuild their lives, was truly unique. She touched so many lives throughout her career in service to those hurting and devastated by the loss of their child or loved one. We have lost one of us with her death and the bereaved have lost an icon. They truly broke the mold with Darcie. The world has lost someone very special and each of us who knew her, who believed her, who laughed with her, are so much better for having known her despite truly feeling her loss on a deeply emotional level. She was a precious gem and no one will ever shine as brightly. Darcie was also behind the writing of the beautiful song "Light a Candle" by Paul Alexander, that so many of us cherish. She asked him to write a song for the bereaved. Each of you now please light a candle for Darcie. "And I will light a candle for you. To shatter all the darkness and bless the times we knew. Like a beacon in the night, the flame will burn bright and guide us on our way. Oh, today I light a candle for you." Rest in eternal peace, our dearest Darcie, and enjoy your beautiful reunion with your son, Big A. 8 "Can You Hear?" (By Jody Record in memory of her brother Tony) When there is a wind, blowing dried leaves into funnels of spinning tops, I think of you. "Are you there?" I ask the wind as it races by. When the rain beats down on my windowsill tapping out its mournful song I wonder: Is that you? Are you doing that? I ask the setting sun as it sets the sky on fire. "Are you there?" I whisper in the darkness, squinting hard, trying to see past the stars. When the moon answers back, I think of you. In the early morning, when the frosted grass crunches underfoot, I think of you. "Can you hear me?" I yell at the ground, cupping my hands around my mouth to amplify the words. "Can you hear?" In the deafening silence, I think of you. When I am hungry or full and ready for sleep, I think of you. Mourn for you. Cry. How long will this last? How long? When there are hearts that don't break and souls not worth saving and there is no longer reason to believe in the light, finally, I will stop missing you. Until then, I think of you always... THE COURAGE TO GRIEVE 2014 (A Weekend Retreat of Hope and Healing in the Pines) May 2 - 4 & October 17 -19 in beautiful PINE, ARIZONA Our chapter is hosting our twenty-first, self-help, rewarding weekend of the courage to grieve, to face the many overwhelming and difficult emotions that are the aftermath of murder and are often compounded by the intrusion and frustration of the judicial process. Beneath the explosive emotions of rage, hate, and revenge lay the more primary feelings of pain, fear and helplessness. Unresolved, these emotions can cause survivors to feel they are losing their minds. The isolation survivors feel from those who will not or cannot deal with the impact of the loss, leave survivors alone with their grief or discourage them from grieving at all. An integral part of this weekend will be an examination of love, tenderness and affection, relaxation techniques and the encouragement to move forward, uncover and experience within a safe environment of others who truly understand. The retreat has been designed to influence the reconstruction of a new life - a life that has a renewed sense of purpose, though forever changed by murder. The weekend begins with dinner on Friday night. Those attending will all meet at the cabin in Pine at 5:00 p.m. with introductions to the group. This cabin was purchased specifically for retreats by the Fornoffs (Roger and Carol), whose daughter, Christy Ann, was killed in Tempe in 1984 while collecting money for her newspaper delivery route. Our chapter has hosted 21 retreats at the Fornoff’s cabin in the beautiful and peaceful pines surrounding it. The retreat cost is $150 and includes all meals while at the cabin, home- cooked and served family style as if you were at home. Roger is a very good cook and he loves doing so. Space is limited to 19, so reserve your spot now. Scholarships are available so do not let money be a factor in your decision to participate. However, a $25 deposit is required if you apply for a scholarship and will be refunded to you after your participation that weekend. Many of those who have attended the weekend retreats will tell you, though it is hard emotional work, it is very beneficial and rewarding. Husbands and wives, as well as siblings, should attend together and learn that while we each grieve differently and had our own relationship with our loved ones, we all share the pain and trauma of losing a loved one to murder. Please sign me up for the grief retreat in Pine. (Specify Spring or Fall) __________________ Name:_________________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________City:__________State: _____Zip________ Phone: Home:____________ Cell:_____________ E-mail: ___________________________ Check enclosed ______ Requesting Scholarship _____ Need to Carpool _____ CREDIT CARD INFO:# __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ TYPE________ EXP DATE _________ 3 number code on back __ __ __ Any questions, please call Beckie @ (602) 254-8818 or E-mail [email protected] *Mail to POMC, Valley of the Sun Chapter, 19620 North 38th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85308-2215 *Map, info on what to bring and other information will be mailed after sign up. Memorial Wall Order Form Please add my loved one’s name to the “Valley of the Sun Memorial Wall in their Memories.” Each Nameplate is $10. Our wall is displayed at many special events across the valley during the year. NAME__________________________________ Age:___________ Murder date: _____________ Picture Board ___Check here if sending picture for the picture board & Holiday Memorial (no cost). Picture Buttons ___Please make #____picture buttons of my loved one. (Enclose photo) Each button is 3”, and costs $5 each which includes postage and handling. ** Send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope if you want your photo returned. You may also e-mail photo to [email protected] *Make all checks out to POMC …. *Mail to 19620 North 38th Avenue Glendale AZ 85308-2215 ♥♥♥ THANKS FOR CARING ♥♥♥ To the Mountain View Police Precinct for donating our Speaker meeting room; to Antioch Church of God in Christ, Mountain View Lutheran Church, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church and Trinity Fellowship for the Support Group meeting rooms; to The Department of Public Safety (VOCA) for the grant for our newsletter & everyone who has donated gifts of their time, talents and energy to our chapter activities. With your help we are able to continue the outreach that is needed by our community. THE VALLEY OF THE SUN BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2014) Beckie Miller, Chapter-Leader .......... (623) 582-2406 Don Miller, Treasurer ....................... (623) 582-2406 Mari Bailey, Co-Leader……………….(602) 405-7401 Amanda Harris, Co-Leader.................(623) 866-3189 Kathy Hernandez, Secretary ............ (623) 707-6825 Tim Osolin ....................................... .(602) 938-4593 Mark LeGault…………………………..(480) 242-0038 Sandy LeGault………………………...(480) 242-0038 Angie Saucedo...................................(480) 209-8465 Claudia Marco....................................(480) 634-1424 Arrow McCullough..............................(602) 588-9834 “The Journey” Journey” Memorial Memorial Order Order Form Form (newsletter) (newsletter) “The Please reserve: □ ¼ page (donation $10) Please reserve: □ ¼ page (donation of $10) □□½½page page(donation (donation$20) of $20) □□Full page Full page(donation (donation$40) of $40) Month Monthyou youwish wishmemorial memorialtotoappear appearin:__________________ in:__________________ Loved One’s Name__________________________________ Loved One’s Date of Birth ____________ Age _____ Name__________________________________ Date of Death_______________ Date of Birth ____________ Age _____ YOUR Date ofName______________________________________ Death_______________ YOUR Phone Number_______________________________ A quarter page will hold either a picture OR a brief message; YOUR a half page will hold a picture and short poem OR message, Name______________________________________ depending on space. 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Her contact info is 623-866-3189 or www.unitingsiblings.com POMC (after hrs V/M).................. ..(602) 254-8818 Chapter E-mail……………………. [email protected] CRISIS LINE/MOBILE CRISIS TEAM Empact Crisis Line ....................... ..(480) 784-1500 OTHER HELP LINES Teen Lifeline ....................................... …....... .(602) 248-8336 GrandCare (Grandparents help line)….........(602) 274-5022 Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project.......(480) 965-5640 Maricopa County Attorney Victim Services...(602) 506-8522 Crime Victim Compensation.......................... (602) 506-4955 11 Return Address PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN, INC. VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER 19620 North 38th Avenue Glendale AZ 85308-2215 (602) 254-8818 Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc., is a self-help organization dedicated to the aftermath of murder. The success of its mission depends upon the participation of the families and friends of those lost to murder. POMC number (602) 254-8818 WHY WE ARE HERE: MISSION STATEMENT: “POMC makes the difference through ongoing emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.” VISION STATEMENT: “To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.” This project is supported by Grant No. 2012-VA-GX-0022 from the US Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US DOJ or the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
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