Join us for our monthly support group meetings the 2nd Saturday of each month.
We offer FREE Traumatic Grief Counseling via phone, Zoom and office visits.
FREE EMDR THERAPY
For more information.
Please call 817-999-7784 or email
Journey 4ward reaches out to families that have experienced the most unimaginable trauma and unspeakable grief anyone could ever imagine; the death of their child or family member. We will grieve along with them because we know the pain they are experiencing. Like them we are grieving the death of our children. We want to be supportive to families by walking through the journey with them. We will be there when families and friends stop calling as well as be support through out the court process. Journey 4ward will provide assistance with crime victims compensation as well as helping to fill out the application. We will provide resources and tips on the many issues that they will be facing.
By its very nature homicide is an unexpected, devastating and emotional occurrence. This is a traumatic event that one does not just get over in a few weeks. Survivors live with this for the rest of their lives. The victim’s family members are not the only ones affected; this also affects extended family, friends, co-workers and others. Survivors are faced with years of pain, grief, rage, loneliness, helplessness and sometimes guilt. The struggles and frustration of navigating thru the criminal justice system is often times overwhelming and stressful to survivors.
A huge source of coping has been connecting with, learning from and finding strength in other mothers and families who have suffered a similar loss. Survivors are faced with years of pain, grief, rage, loneliness, helplessness and sometimes guilt. The struggles and frustration of navigating thru the criminal justice system is often times overwhelming and stressful to survivors. Our goal is to help each of you make connections and find hope and healing from the experiences of others. We join others from all walks of life assuring them they need not journey alone. This is a group of sharing and a group of love and understanding. We encourage you to feel safe and ask questions. We will continue to evaluate and develop ways of best serving other families during the grief process.
Journey 4ward supports and educates our communities on the impact of gun violence. It is imperative that we make changes in our laws that keep our families safe from gun violence. Educating our youth on the real life consequences and how gun violence effects families and our community. Journey 4ward hopes to encourage youth and our communities to make better choices in resolving issues without the use of guns. Our hopes are that we can encourage our community to join us in efforts that will encourage and promote change in gun laws and the use of guns in our communities. We encourage you join us in this movement and to contact us and make a life long connection with us.
My name is Cathy Taylor; I am a victim of crime due to gun violence. My son Corey Taylor ( 27 yrs old) was shot by a convicted felon, Corey died July 19th, 2013. When I was going through my journey of grief I began to notice how often our children were being lost to gun violence. I was not able to find the resources or help with my grief and the justice system was not easy to navigate/ I wanted to start a foundation where I could be of help to others grieving the loss of their children due to violence so they would not have to shuffle through the process with no assistance like my family had to.
Families deserve more support through the process and Journey 4ward can provide that support to them. We can be a source of comfort, resources and support for others whom have lost their children due to violence. Being available to help them in their time of grief and to let them know they are not alone is our priority. If you are reading this and have lost a child, the first thing I want you to know is how truly sorry I am for you. The second thing is you should know you are not alone. I know this because I am living the loss of my son Corey. Corey’s kind loving spirit and compassion for others is what inspires me to reach out to others. Corey will always be the driving force behind what I am doing and he will always be my partner/Co-Creator of this Support/Advocacy group.