Mission and Vision
Our Mission: POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.
Our Vision: To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.
All meetings are held on 2nd Monday of the month, at 7:00 pm
Balcones Heights Justice Center, COURTROOM
3300 Hillcrest (enter off Gentleman Dr.)
San Antonio , TX 78201
ORIGIN AND GROWTH
Parents of Murdered Children was founded by Charlotte and Bob Hullinger in Cincinnati, Ohio
in 1978, three months after their daughter, Lisa, died from injuries inflicted by her former boyfriend.
Father Ken Czillinger, a Roman Catholic priest active in leading support groups for the bereaved,
directed the Hullingers to others whose children had been murdered and met with the group during the first few months.
In their mutual grieving, the parents discovered that by listening to each other, by crying together,
and by understanding how each felt, their grief was lessened. Parents of Murdered Children has expanded
to include other family members and friends who are survivors and now has chapters and contact people
throughout the United States and abroad.
Membership is open to those who have been cruelly bereaved by the murder of their child, family member, or other loved one. Some members attend meetings regularly, while other attend infrequently or maintain contact primarily by phone or mail. The group is sustained by members who have made progress in their recovery but stay with the group to give the support to newly bereaved survivors. No dues are charged. POMC has no religious creed or affiliation.
POMC is a tax-exempt organization under the Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.
The Organization depends largely upon private donations to cover operational expenses, but also seeks some funding.
To give a donation, please visit the donations section of our website.