During The National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims, advocates and community members commemorate murder victims and surviving family members.  The day also honors the work of organizations that provide services, including support, advocacy and counseling for families, individuals and communities coping with homicide-related deaths.

Member Testimonials

Here is what some of our fellow survivors have said

I just got my box! Sooooooo, I spent a few minutes playing with the hearts. Anytime I’m down, I’ll pull out my hearts. Then I pulled out a beautiful box and right on the top is a beautiful wooden heart with the last picture of (my sister) and I together. You know I hugged it and cried a while. Haven’t made it any further yet. Just had to stop and say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Group Member

I just received my care package from SOMS and I am in tears. I just want to thank you so so much it was so thoughtful and definitely helpful. I really just wanted to say thank you so much.  I appreciate you all.

Group Member

When I signed up to get a care package for the trial I figured it was going to be information about what to expect. I never imagined it would be this wonderful and also include personalized items. Losing a loved one to murder is so hard but I just wanted to say thank you for making it easier and giving us a place where we don’t feel so alone in our feelings and what we are going through.

Group Member

A few of the things we do

We are diligently working to support you, the surviving sibling.  We see you!

care packages

We send care packages to members who have an upcoming trial date — or just need some care.  Our care packages include items you may need while often waiting for long periods of time in a courtroom.

restorative justice

We are in the process of training, and will be able to train others in the near future in this emerging and critical field.  The chance to face the accused is a powerful component in healing…for some.

healing journal

We have partnered with the Palm Health Foundation to test their SenseMaker app in order to get a better understanding of how recording our feelings can help immeasurably in the grief process.

shop soms

We offer various items to memorialize your loved one, and all proceeds go directly to support other sibling survivors with care packages, parking fees, and many other necessities that may come up unexpectedly.

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A big part of what we do has to do with Restorative Justice. Please check back to read continuing in-depth articles about this new realm of healing during our journey. 

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SOMS is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. Federal ID# 84-4493663.

SOMS is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. Federal ID# 84-4493663.