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Things To Consider

Every family’s situation is different.  Find out about some common concerns which you may not have anticipated.

Child Impact

Children who experience loss are affected by the reactions of those around them. Find additional information here.

In honor of the upcoming domestic violence awareness month, an interactive map of domestic violence homicides in Wisconsin has been created by one of our team members, Heather Severson, from  Our hope is to build awareness of the devastating impact of domestic violence in Wisconsin.

Click here for link to interactive map.

This is a resource designed to help family members cope with the complexities of domestic violence homicide.  Though based in Wisconsin, we hope that these resources help anyone in need and will do our best to help you find answers in your community.    If you are looking for domestic violence prevention services, please see our sister website,

Dear Family:

There are no words to soothe your loss.  Know that you are not alone.  We are here to help you find your way through the process of loosing a loved one to domestic violence homicide.

Our role is to help you navigate the overwhelming decisions you will have to make in the days, weeks, and months to come.  We do not have all the answers, but we have at least learned some of the questions.  We bring together a domestic violence homicide response team of experienced professionals who can help connect you with local community resources.  Know that we are here to help and support you as you find your way through grief and healing.

With comfort and condolences,

Jessica Honish and Courtney Olson
Hope Domestic Violence Homicide Response Team


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