We are a national voluntary organisation which provides emotional support and practical information to people whose lives have been affected by homicide. It is a free confidential service provided by trained volunteers nationwide.
The death of someone close to you through a violent crime is a devastating and traumatic experience. Sudden, unexpected death brings particular distress to the bereaved families. Talking to an experienced volunteer outside the family can be helpful. When someone has been bereaved by homicide they can often feel lonely, frightened and truly feel that no one understands. Talking confidentially to someone who understands can help. Dealing with multiple emotions can be exhausting for the bereaved. We offer non judgemental compassionate support which can help you realise that you are not alone with your pain and distress.
We offer emotional support and practical information.
We understand how difficult it can be sorting out the practicalities while you are coping with the shock and trauma of losing someone suddenly. Our team of specially trained volunteers provide:
- One to one support
- Family support
- Support groups
Support for the Bereaved
When somebody has been bereaved by homicide they can often feel that no one understands their pain and grief. Sharing their story confidentially can help them.
Our volunteers can assist you with the family problems that can be created as a result of the homicide. We can help the bereaved to understand the many intense emotional responses they experience.
Support after Homicide is a national voluntary organisation which provides emotional support and practical information to people whose lives have been affected by homicide. This is a free and confidential service, provided by professionally trained volunteers and is funded by the Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime.
Support after Homicide (SAH) was formally launched in 1996. We respond to the particular needs of families bereaved by homicide. Our specially trained volunteers do this by giving one-to-one support, to people in their own homes or an alternative venue, whatever suits.
We also give practical information regarding inquests, the trial, meeting with the legal team, applying for compensation and other processes which are particular to a death by homicide. Should you wish one of our volunteers to call you simply ring 087 983 7322 and we will arrange for one of our volunteers to contact you.
We receive funding from Tusla and the Victims of Crime Office
TuslaThe Child and Family Agency was established on the 1st January 2014 and is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.
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