Victim Support Groups

The State Attorney's Office offers support groups to victims and survivors of particular crimes.

Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS)offers free and confidential support groups for female victims ages 18 and older.  For more information please call SAVS at (321) 617-7533.  You may also contact the 24-hour Rape Hotline in Brevard County at (321) 784-HELP (4357), or in Seminole County (407) 321-RAPE (7273).

For information on Survivors of Homicide support groups and services, please contact Victim Services at (321) 617-7510 (Brevard) or (407) 665-6000 (Seminole).

Longwood
Chapter Name: Heart of Florida Chapter
Chapter Number: 1930
www.tcfheartofflorida.org
tcfheartofflorida@yahoo.com
(407) 321-3126

Daytona Beach
Chapter Name: Volusia/Flagler Chapter
Chapter Number: 1031
mgaryson@netscape.net
(386) 673-3249
Karin

Melbourne/Cocoa Beach
Chapter Name: Space Coast Chapter
Chapter Number: 1770
www.griefsupportdeathofchild.org
TCF Line or (321) 243-1407 Jocelyn

Orlando
Chapter Name: Orlando Chapter
Chapter Number: 1604
www.compassionatefriendsorlando.org
info@compassionatefriendsorlando.org
(407) 227-2862

National POMC
100 East Eighth Street, Suite 202
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
E-mail: natlpomc@aol.com
(513) 721-5683 (phone)
Toll Free: (888) 818-POMC

Each year the Office of the State Attorney in Brevard County honors it’s victims of homicide with a memorial service.  The Holiday Memorial Service for Survivor’s of Homicide is always scheduled in December.  It is a time for survivors to come together and share their memories and stories about their loved ones and to offer support to each other.  It is held during the holiday season because it is a particularly difficult time of year for those in grief.  Please contact Victim Witness Services, the number is 321-617-7555 in Brevard County.

SeminoleCountyhonor’s victims and survivors by placing a wreath on their door during the holiday season as a reminder to all that we will always remember their loss and pain.

September 25th is the day that has been declared National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  The Office of the State Attorney in Brevard and Seminole acknowledge this day each year with a commemoration.  In 2009 a tree was planted at the Junny Rios Martinez Park in remembrance of murder victims.  Wreaths were placed on the doors of the State Attorney in remembrance of murder victims for 2010.

Victim Advocates can give you information and referrals for other support groups available within your area for crimes such as Domestic Violence, Homicide, and Sexual Assault.  Please call any of the above numbers for assistance.

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