Our Services


Victims of Milwaukee Violence Burial Fund has serviced families with informational resources for burial, grief counseling, finding resources for housing for victims of Milwaukee violence, assisted a homeless mom and three small children finding financial resources for housing, and assisted a family in Arizona by providing resources in to Arizona Crime Victim Compensation Program to bury her nephew who was murdered in Arizona.

  • Referrals to grief counseling
  • Referrals to other resources
  • Group Grief Support
  • CM referral

Crime Victim Compensation Application Information

  • If person applying has life insurance they will not be found illegible for funding.
  • An application may be filed by, or on behalf of, a person who died as a result of a crime.
  • Please print clearly in ink. Separate applications must be completed for each person.
  • Completed, signed application should be filed as soon as possible.
  • All information requested by VOMVBF has to be submitted promptly.
  • Return completed application to the address listed on the bottom of this page.

2018 Services to date:

  • > 1500 Resources provided to families
  • Life After Loss Support Group > 100 person
  • Provided school supplies for > 300 children
  • Hosted events > 400 persons
  • Referrals to community agencies for additional support
  • Telephonic grief support
  • Home visit grief support
  • Donation of burial plots
  • Medical & mental health referrals
  • > 65 Applications for burial programs
  • Attended training via Violence Prevention Program in Milwaukee

We refer families to resources that are applicable, on a case by case basis. There are very few resources to financially cover the costs of funerals. We do not pay for funerals.

Our Support Groups meet monthly, providing a safe space for families. Referrals are given for private sessions if applicable.

You are not alone

For more information, please contact:

Victims of Milwaukee Violence
Janice M Gorden
8200 West Browndeer Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53223

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