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Police departments around the country also have programs that not only offer emotional counsel, but connect families to local support services, provide information on their legal rights, and assist in applying for financial aid for funeral costs.
Below is a list of these and other organizations that help the families of homicide victims. Many of these programs need support from the community in order to continue providing quality assistance and guidance.
STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (24 hours)
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) 1-800-656-HOPE (24 hours)
SAFE (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives 1-800-DONT-CUT
National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
NCADD (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.)
1-800-NCA-CALL (24 hours)
Marijuana Anonymous 1-800-766-6779
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Find a local meeting online.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
RAPE AND ABUSE
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (24 hours)
Planned Parenthood 1-800-230-PLAN
National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-RUNAWAY(24 hours)