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Parents 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".

Chapter Leader: T. Diane Jones
Phone: (919) 491-0821
tdianejones@yahoo.com

Co-Leader: Mina Hampton
Phone: (919) 477-3177
minah3177@frontier.com

Durham Chapter Meetings:
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: the Durham Library Main Branch (unless otherwise announced).

Read Our Newsletter : Outreach Spring Newsletter 2014

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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