Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk announced the Prosecutor’s Office, in cooperation with Camden’s faith-based community, is hosting a day of healing for the families of Camden’s homicide victims.
The Family Day of Healing & Hope offers seminars in relaxation techniques, sessions with clergy, massage rooms and seminars designed to help children cope with tragedy through play.
“We hope that those who attend will share their stories, learn new coping strategies to deal with grief and loss and find strength in community,” said Linda Burkett, Director of the Prosecutor’s Office Victim Witness Unit.
The event evolved out of the Camden Loss Support Group, which works with people who lost loved ones to Camden’s violence. The Day of Healing comes after the most deadly year in Camden’s history. Sixty-seven people were killed in 2012.
The event is being held February 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Antioch Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 800 Ferry Avenue, Camden, NJ. To register, contact Pastor Odessa Edmond from New Light Church of God at (609) 932-4600, Sister Helen Cole of Holy Name Church at (856) 365-8081, or Linda Burkett at (856) 225-8431.