Our Programs

Information and Referral – The intake process is less than 30 minutes. VOMVBF staff address needs and provide resources with contact information. VOMVBF also provides grief support with every encounter. Impact totals does not reflect 100% of encounters, they reflect families of homicide or injuries.


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


Outreach & Grief Support

Victims of Milwaukee Violence is focused on raising awareness of the increased mental health continuum when trauma is attached. With a goal to increase the number of certified grief counselors available to families, VOMVBF is working to decrease stigma and improve access to mental health support in the African American Community. Through education and outreach events, well-being practices for the individual and the family. Annually, the organization offers:

  • Monthly in person grief groups, weekly Facebook & Instagram grief support
  • Healing Hearts: featuring seminars/panel discussion featuring family members who have lost a loved one.
  • Silent Cries Out Loud:   Grief Support Documentary & book dedicated to past, present & future families dealing with loss of their loved ones. The book is currently being written by mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, grandparents, friends, husbands & wives. If you know of anyone or would like to share your story, please contact our team @VictimsofMilwaukee@gmail.com to set up an interview. Thank you.
  • Mother’s Day event: A shared meal and grief support for Mothers whose children were affected by violence, and will struggle on this holiday
  • Resource Party and Walk: held annually at Sherman Park; a community event featuring vendors who offer supportive services to victim’s families. Previous participants include Office of Violence Prevention, Social Development Commission, 414Life, Community Advocates and other organizations. Impact of 2023: > 200 resources provided at walk and 247 school supplies fill backpacks to participants.


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 us.


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