In 2014, The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office is proud to created the Homicide Self Support Group. The self-help group provides members with the opportunity to share the impact the homicide had on their lives and to hear how others facing loss and grief are coping. Participation keeps members from feeling isolated and empowers them to face grief in an empathetic community.
Being surrounded by others who have faced loss, provides a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere validating the members' feelings and provides encouragement during the healing and grieving process. This self- help group is run by a facilitator to promote healing through discussion. The group is not therapy and it is not run by a licensed professional coordinator or a clinical social worker. This group is not intended to replace therapy or counseling. For more information please contact Lead Coordinator Margarita Garcia at 847-377-3000. Also, view the Margie's Support Group (PDF).