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Survivors of Violent Loss Program Will   NOT Close!!!!

December 14 marked the day SVLP received an  email that said the program would continue under new management with support and training from the current team.  A new Board has been elected and will be in place January 1, 2012.  The current SVLP office will close and the current Board will resign effective December 31. 

Be assured that the phone number ( 619-685-0005) or our email:  is still how to reach the program for services.   Laura Carr, will ensure that services will continue for those who have lost a loved one to murder or another violent loss.  Michelle Illiff will continue as a clinician onsite at the new office location at 2333 First Ave., Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92101.

Two new teams have emerged  from this “close call”.

 “Friends of Survivors of Violent Loss.  An all volunteer team comprised of those committed to continue collaboration with other agencies and to ensure SVLP’s annual events continue. Those include participation at VACC’s Candlelight Tribute, Crime Stoppers “Light the Night Against Crime”, River of Remembrance at the Crime Victims Oak Garden and the Holiday Memorial.  Email us if you want to consider volunteering here. 


Violent Loss Resources: committed to providing free training and support to other nonprofit agencies to provide services or do groups for their members/clients.  Different levels of training will be provided to include: peer led time limited support groups, criminal death support group and  restorative retelling training for clinicians. Email or contact us to sign up or inquire about more information. 

Many of you have let us know how important this program has been for you.  I hope you will be pleased to hear this news.  The challenge continues still.  SVLP needs your time, talent or money  to continue to be a service for San Diego and not visit this crisis again.

Happy New Year to you all!



Connie Saindon

Founder, Survivors of Violent Loss Program

Join us at our upcoming  Holiday Memorial. Look at this flyer for details.  Holiday Memorial Flyer 2011 pdf

Survivors of Violent Loss exists to build a lifeline of hope and healing by providing support and education to those who live and work with violent death. Coping isn't easy. Survivors of Violent Loss can help. (619) 685-0005