of Murdered Children-Durham Chapter was organized in May 1993
by Nellie Taylor Jones, a funeral director, who after working
with many family survivors of murder, recognized the need
for them to share in their common grief.
The chapter became an official chapter of The National Parents
Of Murdered Children, Inc. in 1996.
When your loved one is taken by murder, there are feelings
of intense anger, guilt, embarrassment, desperation, hopelessness
and an emptiness that can not be filled. In addition, there
are the issues of seeking justice, dealing with law enforcement,
media, and the criminal justice system. When the murder remains
unsolved and justice is otherwise compromised, there is even
greater pain and confusion. We do not have all the answers
to your difficult situation and problems but we can truly
say we understand".
T. Diane Jones
Phone: (919) 491-0821
Co-Leader: Mina Hampton
Phone: (919) 477-3177
Durham Chapter Meetings:
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: the Durham Library Main Branch (unless otherwise announced).
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What happens At Our Meetings:
Most meetings begin with introductions and each survivor telling
of their loss. Often there is a topic to guide the discussion
such as police department procedures, victims rights, criminal
justice system, and all emotional aspects of grief. As a self
support group, our meetings involve the sharing of experiences,
feelings, and thoughts of group members. Confidentiality is
our most important objective, second to a listening ear and
a nonjudgmental attitude for our meetings.
Members have said "you don't have to be afraid to say
what you are feeling. No one is there to judge your feelings."And
most important, no one will tell you to "forget about
it" or say "you should be over that by now."
It is a time of sharing and caring.
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