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February2013 newsletter

  1. 1. FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF MURDER VICTIMS, Inc. Need Someone to Talk To? (FFMV) * Bertha Flores - Parent - Spanish speaking (909) 200-5499 (after 3pm) Newsletter February 2013 *Rose Madsen – Parent (909) 798-4803 (after 4pm) Thank-you: *Maxine Russell – (818) 378-2072 *Carol Anderson – Website Parent/Grief Counselor *Kaiser – Oakland *Dawn Hall - Parent(951) 757-4419 *Avaxat Elementary School- Murrieta *St. Anthony’s Catholic Church-Upland *Mary Stewart -Parent (951 698-5317) *Christ The Redeemer Catholic Church Emergency Consult for Suicidal or Homicidal Grand Terrace Participants Portola Community Center- Palm Desert *Linda Atencio -Parent – 760-490-7864 *San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office of Victim Services/Victim Advocates * Ellie Rossi - Parent - 909-810-8133 *Riverside County District Attorney’s Office of Victim * Delores Maloy- Parent – High Desert Services/Victim Advocates Contact – 760-530-7027 * Dola Wiedemann – Memory Cards *Family of Kris Flores *Janet Garcia & Barbara Christian facebook administrators * Ellie Rossi Families & Friends of Murder Victims: A non-profit organization* San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office Dedicated to providing information, support, and for sponsoring newsletter for 2013* friendship to persons who have experienced the death of a loved one through the violent act of murder Share Sorrow….. Share StrengthCalVCP Mission: To restore a sense of hope and toHelp us get the word out! provide a pathway to well-being to those who have lost a loved one to murder and to those whoEffective Jan. 1, our application filing period will are victims of attempted murder.increase from one year to three years after thedate of the crime. More CA crime victims will be Love Giftseligible for much needed assistance. Love gifts are a specific tax deductible donation made to the memory of a loved one’s birthday, anniversaryVictims who are struggling with finances of a death, holiday, or just because which are postedbecause of a violent crime now have more time in newsletter. They are also made by caringto file an application with CalVCP. Call our professionals, organizations to help in the work thathelpline at 1-800-777-9229 to find a victim FFMV does with victims/survivors. These gifts helpadvocate in your area or to learn more about with the expenses incurred in reaching out to othersvictim compensation at and operating expenses. When making out a check, please make payable to FFMV and note Love Gift onhttp://www.vcgcb.ca.gov/victims/ check or envelope. Love Gifts can be mailed to FFMV- P.O. Box 11222 San Bernardino, Ca. - 92423-1222 Join Families & Friends of Murder Victims on Thank-you Janet Garcia Mother of Jesse Garcia – 6/10/78 – 6/27/94 Barbara Christian Mother of Terri Lynn Winchell– 4/10/63 – 1/8/81 FFMV
  2. 2. Riverside Chapter West End Chapter -Bi-lingual nd Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every Meets every 2 Thursday of every month at month at 7pm 7:00pm-8:30pm Avaxat Elementary School, 24300 La St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Brisas Road in Murrieta, CA Conference Room 2210 North San Antonio Upland, CA 91786 Contact Dawn (951) 757-4419 Participants have the option of the For directions ask for PJ at- English & Spanish Meeting 951-696-1600 x2177 – M-F 9am-4pm (1-2pm lunch) Local Grupo Bilingue Los participantes pueden escoger en Inglés Next meeting is February 20, 2013 o en Español Se reunen cada Segundo Jueves del mes a las 7:00 p.m. Contact persons/ Personas de contacto: Colton Chapter Rita Marin (909) 215-7063 rittaatffmv@aol.com 1st Tuesday of every month Next meeting is February 14, 2013 Christ The Redeemer Catholic Church Robinson Hall – Room 6 12745 Oriole Ave Grand Terrace, CA 92313 Grief Support Group Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm ALL are welcome at our monthly meetings. Contact person for directions or Whether you are a parishioner or not. If you information Rose – 909-754-6969 are suffering the loss of a loved one and in mail4ffmv@yahoo.com need to talk to someone, we are here to listen and share emotions. Next meeting is February 5, 2013 Together and with the help of the Lord, we can help each other heal. Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month 7 to 9 P.M. ~ Room 8 Coachella Valley Chapter St. Anthony’s Church 1640 Western Ave. San We will continue meeting every Bernardino (909)887-3810 3rd Wednesday of each month Contacts: Hope Morfin (909)820-6163 Ralph 6:00pm – 8:00pm & Arlene Payan (909)887-4387 (FFMVPortola Community Center Room 2 Participants) 45-480 Portola Ave Danny & Rose Equihua (909) 887-3744 (parking on Shadow Mountain) Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-568-2560- Call for directions NEW SUPPORT GROUP Rose – 909-754-6969 mail4ffmv@yahoo.com “Loved Ones of Murdered Children”. Candy- 619-200-0547 Candyclb@aol.com Meetings are currently held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in a classroom at the Next meeting is February 20, 2013 First United Methodist Church of La Puente, located at. 15701 Hill Street, La Puente, CA 91744. Contact information: Oakland Chapter * Luz Ruiz (626) 388-6403*Tracy Ponce (626) Kaiser in Oakland, Howe St. at 533-3121 *Luisa Ashley (818) 445-2077 Broadway, 12th floor Room 1200 East Next Meeting February 12, 2013 Contact Helene (510) 452-2553
  3. 3. FFMV FundraisersResources and Additional Support Services Office Depot - Staples – Office Max If you shop at Office Depot or Staples please San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office use FFMV’s Rewards Number for Office Depot of Victim Witness Centers: San Bernardino which is 1139461170 Office Max – 650756207, (909) 387-6540 Staples- or use just give them 909-798-4803 Rancho Cucamonga: (909) 945-4241* for all three. We get reward points that help Victorville/Desert area: (760) 552-6994* defray the cost of printing, ink cartridges and Riverside County District Attorney’s Office of office supplies. Victim Witness Centers: Riverside: (951) 955-5450 PLEASE….Don‘t throw away your old inkMurrieta: (951) 304-5680 * Banning: (951) 922-7130 cartridges! Continue to bring them to us, or * Indio: (760) 863-8408 take them to Office Max, Staples or Office *Los Angeles County District Attorneys Victim Depot and give them 909-798-4803 Witness Assistance Program offices: It’s an easy way to help Pomona: 909) 620-3381 FFMV purchase office supplies. *Life.After.Uncivil.Ruthless.Acts. 323-816-9651 www.laurala.org* WINGS OF JUSTICE – Websitewww.murdermislabeledsuicide.com/WingsofJustice *Women Against Gun Violence – 310-204-2348 www.wagv.org *www.CrimeVictims.gov—public awareness Web site* H.E.A.L. Helping Everyone Acknowledge Loss – 818-378-2072– RussellBliss21@aol.com * Crime Victims United of California – 916-928- 4797 www.crimevictimsunited.com or mail@crimevictimsunited.com * North American Victim Assistance (NOVA) www.trynova.org * Victims of Crime Resources Center (800) VICTIMS * POMC - (888) 818-POMC www.pomc.org * Greater Orange County POMC – Marie – 714-999-7132 – 562-508-2397 * POMC-SGV Chapter – Tina-626-298-9054 - tinayyama@att.net Save the Date! * Citizens Against Homicide - (415) 455-5944 L.A.U.R.A.S 6th Annual * Justice for Murdered Children - (310) 547-1367 Unity & Peace Resource Fair * The Crime Victims Assistance Network (iCAN) Foundation (916) 273-3603 Saturday, March 30, 2013 * Memory of Victims Everywhere - (949) 248-5470 MOVE@cox.net Hello dear friends and partners, please save the * Resource for the Grieving and date of March 30th, and join us in bringing Bereavedwww.griefcompanion.com resources to our community, as we * Crime Survivors – 949-872-7895 www.crimesurvivors.com Bi-monthly meetings commemorate our loved ones who were held in Orange County senselessly murdered. * Adela Lavine~Medium: www.adelalavine.com * MADD – (909) 888-6233 www.maddsanbernardino.org For more information, please contact *JUSTICE FOR HOMICIDE VICTIMS - (310) 457- 0030 -jhvinfo@justiceforhomicidevictims.com* Striving Towards Eradicating Violence In Ennercities Adela Barajas at 323-816-9651. -S.T.E.V.I.E. stevieisunityandpeace@yahoo.com oneunikadvocate2@aol.com * www.psychic4themissing.com * (L.A.U.R.A.) - Life After Uncivil Ruthless Acts Adela - 323-816-9651
  4. 4. February 2013 Birthdays Adam Atencio Andrian Rivas Anne Marie Harrison Antonio Martinez Armando Gabriel Calvary Benny Rodriguez Buddy Guitron “Bug’s” Randy Perchez Colleen Kennedy Cornell L. Wells III David Charles Nystrom Enrique Bermudez Frank W. Wellman John Martin Kyle T. StutsonNancy O’Hara/Jessee O’Hara Ozzy Conde Raul “Ralphee” Payan Robert Austin Buckey Roghie Ebrahimpour Ryan Villapando Sandra Rosas Scott Fisher Steven Lance Bowser Timothy Hatch Tim John Morgan Toni Percell
  5. 5. February 2013 Memories Anthony A. Turdot Arthur “Tudy Boy” Ruiz Baby Elizabeth Fay Mariani Brian Douglas Kischell Buddy Guitron “Bug’s” Randy Perchez Christian Jesus Hernandez Cornell L. Wells III Darrell Davis Eilleen Nicole Ponce Elmer & Gladys Benson Fields Family: Jonathan, Dwayne, & Lindel Herbert Seymour Jr. Jacqueline McVoy (Matzke) & Gilbert Guiterrez Juanita Martinez Kyle T. Stutson Lorrain Lopez Mario Maurice Smith Mark Adam Rodriguez Melissa Sandor Michael Ray McCoy II Randy Olivas Rosario & Ruben Mojarro Salvador Olivas Jr.Villapando Family: Ryan, Veronica, Mateo & Bella
  6. 6. LOVE GIFTSIn Loving Memory In Loving MemoryRaul “Ralphee” Payan Adam Atencio2/14/75 – 1/16/05 2/25/81-3/7/08 In Loving Memory Salvador Olivas Jr. 11/29/90 – 2/23/10 We Will Always Remember You
  7. 7. In Loving Memory David Charles Nystrom – 2/2/64 - 7/27/98 & Lisa Cummings – 11/13/66 – 3/12/11 Brother and Sister in Heaven ….. now together watching over their Mom (Ellie Rossi) --------------------------------------------------------------Love Gift-----------------------------------------------------------------Donation $_______________Name (please print):_________________________________________________________________Address____________________________________City/St.________________________Zip__________Email address: __________________________________________________________Your Phone # ( ) ____________________Relationship to Victim: _____________________________Name of Victim: _________________________________________________________________Date of Birth: Date of Death: ______________________Please post my loved ones message and/or picture(s) for the month of: ___________# of pictures enclosed/attached ____________ Use picture on file_______________
  8. 8. Submitted by Jane Boufford – Justice for Murdered d VictimsI wanted to let you know, we have entered into a new partnership with a L.A. publication, Cuffed and Wanted.They are publishing stories about unsolved cases in the Los Angeles area. Eventually, they hope to expand tooutlying areas. If you have members with unsolved L.A. crimes, they need to get us a release form (available onour website) and a good picture. A brief story about the case; detectives to contact, rewards, etc. Publicationscome out the 1st and the 15th of the month. We need information by about the 10 days prior to publication. Theyare located in Signal Hill and I can easily run information over to them to make sure that it is the right pixel forthere paper. BJBOUFFARD@aol.com CAMP GOOD GRIEF (SVP)Camp Good Grief-Special Victims Program (SVP) is a joint effort between the San Bernardino County District AttorneysOffice Bureau of Victim Services and Loma Linda University Medical Center Childrens Hospital. The 3-day grief camp isgeared toward homicide/suicide and is for children ages 10-16 who have experienced a violent death in their family.Campers board a bus at the Ronald McDonald House in Loma Linda and head to Camp Cedar Falls in the San BernardinoMountains for a three-day camp and grief therapy experience.At camp the children participate in game and team building activities and therapeutic group activities designed to helpthem learn and understand how to cope with the grief over the violent death of their loved one. This camp has been sosuccessful that it has been expanded to include Camp Good Grief - Special Victims Program Teen Retreat. It will be heldannually and provides grief services for teens ages 14-18 who previously participated in Camp Good Grief - SVP and whoselives have been positively impacted by camp. It will be a combination of learning advanced grief management skills as wellas a training camp for future Camp Good Grief Peer Counselors.Camp is free of charge to all campers and camperships are funded by unclaimed victim restitution. Therapists and internsfrom Loma Linda Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, Loma Linda Child Life Specialists and District Attorneys Office VictimAdvocates donate their time to the camp.The Bureau of Victim Services and Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital have pledged to continue fundraising activities,presentations to service groups, and outreach events so they may continue hosting future Camp Good Grief-SVP programs.Contact: Dorothy Brooks 909-558-4073 COLD CASES FYII attended JHV Memorial in April, guest Speaker Frank Girardot, editor of the Pasadena Star News and senior editor of theSan Gabriel Valley Tribune Group announced that he would to publish pictures and information regarding unsolved homicidecases on the newspaper website. Many families that I know personally have UNSOLVED cases which have turned to COLDcases…Everyone deserves JUSTICEIf your loved one was murdered in the greater Southern California area and the case is unsolved, Frank will get it publishedin the newspaper.You can check out the Cold Case Project by going to www.PasadenaStarNews.com/coldcases. The paper also has the projectlisted on Facebook …This is a response Frank gave me when I e-mailed him about this project:Hi Rose, If I get a photo from a loved one I will post it on our website as soon as I can. Anyone who is interested can contact me and Ipromise to get them set up.Sincerely,Frank Girardot911 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, 626-578-6300 ext.4478 frank.girardot@sgvn.comHere is some basic information Frank needs when you send him a picture of your loved one: Your full name, address,phone(s), e-mail address, Victims Full Name and age at time of murder, Victims DOB-DOD, your relationship to victim, citywhere murder took place, any suspects arrested?, Detective’s name & phone, & short bio on how your loved one wasmurdered I encourage you to submit your story if you still have an unsolved case!
  9. 9. From Rose Madsen, Editor/Chair/co-founder of the Colton & Coachella Chapter of FFMV In Memory of my daughter Jennifer LeAnne Balber 12/02/73 – 11/10/94 A 20yr. old SoCal Gas Co. Meter Reader, Fatally Shot in the Line of Service in Rialto, CAWeve barely made it through the holidays of December and January, and now the stores are filled with hearts andflowers and candy, all of it in celebration of the gift of love. But February 14th can be a difficult day for those ofus who are grieving, and for some it will be the first Valentines Day, the birthday or anniversary since ourprecious Valentine died. For us there is no celebration; there is only grief. Here are a few suggestions that helpedme. Select a Valentine card that you wish your beloved would have picked for you, and mail it to yourself … buya very special candle, decorate it and light it in honor of your loved one on these occasions.Silent Grief….Child Loss Support ….Some people avoid mentioning our child following our loss for fear ofstirring up sad thoughts and making us cry. What they dont understand is we think of our child every day -- notjust once or twice, but every hour of every day! Please let us know that you remember -- its a double grief tothink that nobody other than us thinks about our child! Child loss is such a difficult journey to travel alone!!!!Victims’ Rights Week April 21-27-2013 is quickly approaching; I will have more details and events in theMarch 2013 newsletter. If you have an event please send to me so I can include your event.ThoughtfullyRose FFMVD!!!VICTIMFFMV is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving survivors of murder victims & victims of attempted murder.Our main purpose is grief support for those victim/survivors. All assistance provided to victims is given free ofcharge by volunteers. Contributions and/or questions regarding the policies of FFMV may be addressed to: FFMVExecutive Board at P.O. Box 11222 San Bernardino, Ca. 92423-1222, e-mailed to mail4fffmv@yahoo.com orphoned to 909-798-4803.FFMV is a tax-exempt organization under the Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service.Our Organization depends largely upon private donations which will cover operational expenses, OurAnnual Family Christmas Memorial Luncheon, and Our Annual Victims’ Rights Week Memorial. We areseeking a sponsor (s) for our events. Please contact FFMV at the above e-mail or phone if you areinterested. Tax ID #68-0299211 All Contributions Are Tax Deductible
  10. 10. 2013 Participant /Photo Release Form for slide show & picture boards Families & Friends of Murder Victims, INC (FFMV)Circle one: New Participant ~ Update my information ~ Agency/Non VictimPlease PrintDate________________ Relationship to Victim_______________________Victim’s First Name_________________________________________Victim’s Last Name_________________________________________Date of Birth _____________ Date of Death__________ Solved: Yes ( ) No ( )Permission to use photo(s): Yes ( ) No ( ) Just add me to e-mail/mailing list toreceive monthly newsletter and event informationI grant to Families & Friends of Murder Victims, Inc. (FFMV), the right to usephotograph(s) of the above-identified subject. I authorize FFMV to use andpublish the same in print and/or electronically.I agree that FFMV may use such photographs with or without his/her name and forany lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration,advertising, and Web content.I have read and understand the above.Name of Agency/Non-Victim if applicable: ________________________________Signature _________________________________________________________Print Full Name _____________________________________________________Address___________________________________________________________City__________________________________ Zip Code____________________Phone with area code ______________________________________E-mail ____________________________________________________________ Mail or e-mail participant/release form to: mail4ffmv@yahoo.com FFMV ~ P.O.Box 11222 San Bernardino, CA ~ 92423-1222 I have included a picture ( ) Yes ( ) No use the one on file I have included a $_________ donation for 2013 Thank-you… if you have already sent your 2013 donation
  11. 11. ANNUAL VICTIMS MARCH ON THE CAPITOL!! TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013!! West Steps of the State Capitol Booths open at10:00am Ceremony begins at 11:45am