New grief support group to help victims and survivors of homicide
The newly-formed Metro Atlanta Chapter for the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. will hold its first meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6. The meeting location is the Cobb Family Advocacy Center, 277 Fairground St. SE in Marietta. The group will meet monthly on the first Tuesday of each month.
Cobb District Attorney Flynn Broady, Victim Witness Unit Director Kim McCoy, and other advocates have supported the formation of this chapter by providing administrative assistance and a place to host meetings. “Our job in this community does not end when we prosecute people who commit murders. We continue to support the victims and survivors,” said District Attorney Flynn Broady. “It takes a lot of work and support to help them deal with the grief of their loss and navigate the criminal justice system as survivors.”
Nancy Aguilar is the leader of this new chapter. Nancy and her husband Frank lost their only son, 24-year-old Jesse, to a homicide in 2006. “We were devastated to lose our only son, but the support and resources we received from the POMC group helped us a lot,” said Nancy. The couple moved from California and settled in Cobb County over a year ago. This is the first and only POMC chapter in Georgia.
The Metro Atlanta chapter is affiliated with the National Parents of Murdered Children, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. For additional information, please visit www.pomc.org.
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