For over 30 years, Loved Ones Victims Services (LOVS) has provided immediate and long-term therapeutic and emotional support to family members and friends of people killed by an act of violence such as homicide.
Loved Ones Victims Services is a non-profit organization that provides much needed counseling services to victims of crime and their family members. We provide services such as individual, group and family counseling, art therapy, client outings, and other events to support victims of crime. Our group support sessions consist of family members who have lost a loved one to an act of violence - usually homicide - and who need a place to go and feel understood. A few of our clients have lost more than one family member to an act of violence. The impact upon a person is staggering. Grief as a result of a homicide is indescribable.
Loved Ones is the only agency in the Greater Los Angeles area that provides therapeutic services specifically for family members of homicide victims. Whether someone is killed by gunfire, domestic violence, a drunk driving crash, or other traumatic event, Loved Ones' doors remain open so that those left behind can find a place to begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. It is a challenging arena, but the services are greatly needed.
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one to an act of violence or traumatic event, we can help you on your journey of healing.