Peninsula/South Bay POMC, Santa Clara, California

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Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC) is the nation's only non-profit self-help organization designed solely to offer emotional support and information about surviving the loss of a loved one to murder. Members help one another by sharing experiences, feelings and insights, and by allowing others to do the same.

Vision Statement:  To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to reduce murder.

To reach Parents Of Murdered Children Peninsula/South Bay Chapter,  call chapter leader Claudia Place at 1-831-426-0874.

The Chapter's number is 1-831-426-0874.

Please contribute your stories, poems, ideas & donations: Editor: Claudia Place 1-831-426-0874   (LABOR DONATED)

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC), headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the only national self-help organization designed solely to offer emotional support and information about surviving the loss of a loved one to murder.

It was founded by Charlotte and Bob Hullinger in 1978, three months after their daughter, Lisa, was murdered. "It began out of our personal need, not out of any altruistic motives," Charlotte Hullinger says. "From it developed the realization that most people don't have any idea of what it's like to have a child murdered." Based on the idea that grief must be shared, Parents of Murdered Children was born. From its quiet birth, POMC has expanded to include other family members and friends who are survivors.

 POMC provides the on-going emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote a healthy resolution. Not only does POMC help survivors deal with their acute grief but also helps with the criminal justice system.

The staff of the National Headquarters of POMC will assist any survivor and if possible, link that survivor with others in the same vicinity who have survived their loved one's murder. In addition, the staff is available to provide individual assistance, support and advocacy. The staff will help interested parents or immediate family members form a chapter of POMC in their community.

POMC will provide training to professionals in such fields as law enforcement, mental health, social work, community services, law, criminal justice, medicine, education, religion, the media and mortuary science who are interested in learning more about survivors of homicide victims and the aftermath of murder.

POMC now has Chapters and Contact Persons across the United States, and provides support to over 100,000 survivors each year.

National POMC Programs include:

Second Opinion Services (SOS)

Murder Is Not Entertainment (MINE)

Parole Block Program (PBP)

Big Turn Off

Silenced Voices

POMC News/Articles

POMC Memorial Cards


We're interested in hearing from you!

Do you have comments or questions on our organization? Would you like to become a member or sign up for an upcoming event? Please get in touch!

Just cut and paste this address to send us e-mail:

Or you can reach us at our mailing address:

Peninsula/South Bay POMC,

215 Liberty Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6514,

Or you can give us a call at 1-831-426-0874,


National POMC
4960 Ridge Avenue, Suite # 2
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
Phone: (513) 721-5683
Fax: (513) 345-4489
Toll Free: (888) 818-7662


Antelope Valley Chapter, Shari Martin, 1-661-273-5602, Email:

Contra Costa County / East Bay Chapter, Evelyn McGann, 1-510-232-2798, Email:

Greater Orange County Chapter, Marie Belmontez, 1-714-401-7993, Email:

Inland Empire, Agnes Gibbones, 1-909-987-6154, Email:

Los Angeles Chapter, Amanda Rodriguez, 1-310-626-3592, Email:

North Valley Chaper, Carol and Paul Bushard, 1-530-345-8805, Email:

Peninsula/South Bay Chapter, Claudia Place, 1-831-426-0874, Email

Sacramento Chapter, Debbie Lowe, 1-916-899-0090, Email:

San Diego Chapter, Bonnie Howell, 1-858-292-4784, Email:

San Gabriel Valley Chapter, Ann Kennedy, 1-626-221-5737, Email:

Ventura County Chapter, Michelle Serrarno, Email:

Peninsula/Southbay POMC
215 Liberty Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6514