Testimonials

Testimonials from Surviving Family Members

“Thank you for coming to our family as an angel in our difficult hours, as one who listened and understood and cried with us, and then listened some more. You have been an anchor for us, putting words on feelings we didn’t know how to express and allowing us to nurture hope in very dark circumstances. Please know we are very grateful to have you walk with us on this awful journey.”

– Rosann Juenemann, Wife of Don

On Support Group Meetings

“The support group meetings have helped put some sanity in the insane happening. My shattered family would not be as healed as it is without the group’s help. It means so very much to join together with others that honestly understand what it means to experience homicide.”

                                                                                                                                         – Sue Maher, Mother of Josh

For Community Members

“[Survivor Resources Executive Director] Margaret McAbee visited my family almost immediately after the murder and has been a continual source of ongoing support…I feel I could call upon her whenever, even many years later.”

– Kristen Horner, Sister of Mary Beth

For Law Enforcement

“The difference [Survivor Resources] has made is spectacular. [Survivor Resources] has lessened the stress that law enforcement personnel experience as they handle homicide and suicide cases. Law enforcement has gained more recognition from the survivors and the community when they solve these cases. But lastly, and most important, the person who committed the crime is forced to pay a higher price for their actions. Courts are now recognizing the impact these crimes have on survivors and are willing to listen to how it has affected them and the victim’s circle of friends. [Survivor Resources] will always be remembered as the high point of my career.”

– Joseph Corcoran, Retired Homicide Commander

“Often times the [Survivor Resources] involvement has been a key element in maintaining a positive relationship between the police and family members of murder victims. These relationships are essential to solving crimes within communities and groups that are reluctant to cooperate with the police.”

– Sergeant Neil Nelson, St. Paul Police Department

“Improved communications brought about by [Survivor Resources]‘ involvement has given families a better understanding of our roles as investigators.”

– St. Paul Police Homicide Investigator