|March 28, 2013||Upcoming National Crime Victims' Rights Week Proclamation Signings||no comments|
|February 19, 2013||An Open Letter to All Faith-Based Leaders in North Mississippi||no comments|
|February 12, 2013||National Crime Victims' Right Week||no comments|
|October 23, 2012||A Beacon of Hope Annual Weekend Retreat||no comments|
|August 01, 2012||National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims||no comments|
Mayor Jim Stafford will read a proclamation and declare the week of April 21-27 Crime Victims' rights Week in Pontotoc, Mississippi. This will happen at the Pontotoc City Hall at 10AM Tuesday April, 2, 2013. Mayor Stacey Parker will read a proclamation and declare the week of April 21-27 2013 Crime Victims Rights' Week in Houston, Mississippi. This will be at the City Counsel Meeting 6:30 PM at City Hall in Houston. Let us know if you would like to attend or need more information: Survival, Inc. (662) 869-7088 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Survival, Inc., north Mississippi’s oldest Homicide Survivors Advocacy Group, invites you and your congregation to support survivors of violent crime during National Crime Victim’s Rights Week; April 21st through 27th 2013. Being a victim of crime is frightening and unsettling for the millions of Americans who experience it each year. Because of the dedicated efforts of advocates, law makers, and crime victims, an extensive range of services and resources are available to help victims heal and obtain justice. Since faith-based organizations are the hub of many people’s lives in north Mississippi, we know that your awareness and assistance can make the difference for individuals, families and communities.
Since violent crime is so prevalent, you and your congregation may encounter a victim of crime at anytime. The more familiar you are with Crime Victims’ Rights and the needs of Victims and Survivors, the better prepared you will be to help someone in their time of need.
As a part of National Crime Victims Rights Week, we request that you to devote all or a part of your sermon on Sunday, April 21, 2013 to the issue of victims of violent crime. What can your congregation do to help survivors of violent crime both inside your congregation & in the community as a whole? Please follow these links to view:
Please help us to spread the word about Victims Rights on April 21, 2013 and know that Survival, Inc. is dedicated to assisting you and members of your congregation cope with the aftermath of violent crime.
If you will join us on April 21, 2013, please call Mary Katherine Spencer at Survival, Inc. (662) 869-7088 and let us know.
Recognize Survivors of Violent Crime during the week of April 21-27 2013
The Mississippi Coalition for Survivors of Homicide Victims will hold their annual weekend retreat November 9 - 11, 2012 at Camp Wesley Pines in Gallman, MS. Survivors of the victims of homicide from all over the state are welcome to attend and support each other as well as receive comfort and skills in coping and specialized grief processing.
Offering this retreat to family members and loved ones is a primary goal for the MS Coalition which was established to provide statewide support, advocacy and referrals to family and friends of homicide victims to help them cope with the incomprehensible murder of a loved one.
For more information about the retreat or to make reservations, contact Cathy Cook at 601-813-6730.
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<em><strong><a href="http://www.wearesurvival.org/" target="_blank">Survival</a></strong></em> will sponsor a luminaria-lighting and poetry reading Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Fairpark in Tupelo.
The Service will be from 6 PM to 7PM
The Memorial Service is in conjunction with <em>The National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims</em>, an annual event sponsored by chapters of Parents of Murdered Children (<strong>POMC</strong>) across the nation.
Luminarias will be lit to represent the victims of homicide and other violent crime in northern Mississippi and will stay lit to honor the surviving families and friends of the deceased.
The service will be a time to remember all the happiness and joy that loved ones brought into our world and to share experiences surrounding love and loss.
It is also a time to remind the larger community what has been lost as a result of murder and rightfully request <em><strong>respect</strong></em> – for the lives of homicide victims; the rights of surviving family members; and for justice under the legal system.
If you would like to read a poem or a story or have other ideas for this service please let us know. We also need volunteers to help set up the day of the event and to fill
luminaria bags with sand and candles.
Ribbons to wear on The National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims will be available.
For more information, to volunteer or to submit a poem or story, please contact
<strong><a href="http://www.wearesurvival.org/" target="_blank">Survival</a></strong><em> at (662) 869-7088.