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Thank you for your interest in NMSOH.  We hope that this section will provide you with the information you require to gain an understanding of who we are and why we exist.  

As you browse this section you will find information on all of our local support group chapters on our Meetings page and any upcoming events will be found on our calendar page.

In addition to the organization selections above we felt that it might be helpful to provide you with a little history of our organization.

In January, 1995, the New Mexico Grief Services Program of the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator, realized that, during 1994, a group of about 20 families in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area had children who had been murdered. Two of the grief counselors contacted these families and began an eight-week support group designed to help these parents meet others whose children had been murdered and to begin the healing process.

In February, 1995, a group of about 12 parents met for the first time at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. About six members of this group completed the eight weeks. At the end of that time, they all indicated that they had grown so close to one another that they would like to continue meeting on a regular basis. And so, on July 18, 1995, the group began regular monthly meetings at the NM Office of the Medical Investigator. Since 1995, NMSOH chapters have formed in Farmington, Las Cruces, and Roswell, with plans to begin chapters in Taos-Rio Arriba counties and McKinley county sometime in 1998.

In 1996, the group became affiliated with the National Parents of Murdered Children (POMC), Inc., but for a variety of reasons chose to incorporate as the New Mexico Survivors of Homicide (NMSOH), Inc., in September, 1997, a non-profit organization. (Certificate of Incorporation #1884089)

The first annual NMSOH State Conference was held in March, 1997, and was attended by 68 people representing 28 families. The group elected a Board of Directors, and the Board, in turn, elected officers for the year 1997-98. We have continued to hold the annual state conference each year since.

"Someone I Love Was Murdered"

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