Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"Good Grief" Group Session w/Mothers Of Murdered Children & Ron Scott


For those MOTHERS who have been touched by the death of a child or those who knows someone who has experienced grief, please take a few hours to attend Mothers Of Murdered Children's GOOD GRIEF Group Sessions. 

Our guest speaker will include: Detroit's Coalition Against Police Brutality's own Ron Scott. 
At this weeks meeting we will be discussing "Self-Advocacy", learning how to speak up for yourself, making your own decisions about your own life, learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you, finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, problem solving, listening and learning, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning about self-determination. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Murdered Parents, Mourning Children & "A Never Forgotten Christmas" 2012

Mothers Of Murdered Children is pleased to announce the support of fellow humanitarians who will aid in facilitating this event for the often forgotten children of murder victims. There is still time to nominate, donate or volunteer and join our efforts to provide a Christmas party for the children who lost their parents to homicide and murder.

Our gratitude to the community for enabling such a wonderful opportunity to these forgotten children. The parents of these children are gone for Christmas. We encourage politicians, faith leaders, business entities, community leaders and individuals to donate for this program. Let's help these children to grow up with hope, love, and with a program that teaches them that our community CARES. This program benefits children from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds who have lost their parents to homicide in the Metro-Detroit area.

Do you know of a child who has lost a parent? Or a grandparent who has taken on the role of acting parent due to the homicide or murder? Please, PLEASE nominate them to be selected for our Never Forgotten Christmas adopt-a-family program.

DEADLINE TO NOMINATE A CHILD OR FAMILY IS NOVEMBER 30th, 2012 but we will be accepting donations up until the evening of the reception. If you wish to donate for this program, please visit our "ADOPT-A-FAMILY" page and make your donation through PAYPAL. If you wish to arrange a large donation of toys please contact M.O.M.C at (313) 473-9MOM. If you do not have time shopping for toys, our dedicated volunteers would gladly do the shopping for you.! WE NEED TOYS, COATS, CLOTHING, FOOD SHOES AND GIFT CARDS for children ages 3 month old -17 year old. Invited donors will be able to meet the family of the children, have dinner with them and give their adopted families their Christmas present. The date, time, and location of the party will be provided to invited donors. This is a private event by invitation only. Thanks in advance for your donations, kindness and generosity.

Click NOMINATE to let us know of a deserving child and/or family


Check our Mothers Of Murdered Children page to inquire about donations, adoptions and other information about "A Never Forgotten Christmas!"

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mother And Volunteer Seeks Answers And Justice

Mothers Of Murdered Children would not only like to welcome new mother Lashonna King, but we'd also like to help her with her journey to justice and her transition to "Good Grief". Please watch the following story and if you have any information on what happened to Ryan King, please SPEAK-UP!

  Fox 2 News Headlines

Posted: Oct 20, 2012 11:40 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 20, 2012 11:45 PM EDT
By Ron Savage, FOX 2 News - email

DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) - Two little girls lost their dad in a cold blooded shooting. The family makes a plea to find the killer. It's Fox 2 and CrimeStoppers Michigan's Most Wanted.

Ryan King, 22, the father of two small girls, was a business management student at Macomb Community College. On Friday, Aug. 17, he was gunned down at a residence on the 12000 block of Dresden near Nashville and Six Mile in Detroit. Ryan King leaves behind two daughters, a 7-month-old and a 3-year-old. He also leave a fiance and his mother is speaking out to find her son's killer.

If you have information about this or any other unsolved Michigan crime, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP (1-800-773-2587). There's a cash reward and you can remain anonymous.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Supporting Children and Teens After a Homicide or a Murder

One of the most difficult types of death to cope with is murder. The death is completely sudden and leaves family, friends and communities shattered feeling helpless and not knowing what to do. Sometimes the person is missing for a time and in this situation often people have two death dates that they remember. The first one is the date the person was found missing and the second when the body was discovered.

Normal reactions are anger, fear, confusion and shock. It is one of the hardest things for a family to cope with. If you have suffered this loss I am so very sorry that you are having to go through with this. Many things that are common for families who have to deal with this tragedy are a feeling of not being safe. Many wonder what it was like for their loved one to have been murdered. Did they know they were going to die? What was he thinking about in those last moments? It is comforting to know that most likely it all happened so fast that the person had no time to think that she would die.

It is normal to worry about if the person was in pain. Many survivors of accidents talk about not feeling anything as their body was in shock initially. Many family members and friends can't get the images of the violence out of their heads, whether or not they saw it happen. Many talk about visualizing the act step by step in their head like a horror movie. Some dream about such images. However usually what we imagine is often far worse. Some feel guilty that they should have been able to save the person from death. If only you had known. You think if only you hadn't gone to work that day or out to dinner. Remember that no one can anticipate such a tragedy. Many wait for the murderer to get caught and brought to trial. Pass on any information you have to the police.