As chaplain for the Medical Examiner’s Office, I have responded to the scenes of many different kinds of deaths. Most of the responses are due to sudden or traumatic circumstances. My heart aches for the families we serve who are in shock and devastated, many of whom are not knowing what to do or where to turn for help. This booklet was developed to provide emotional and educational support, information and referral services that will help direct the survivors during this most difficult time. Please take the time to look through this booklet, as in the coming days and weeks you may experience thoughts and feelings that are new to you. However, many are normal reactions for normal people during abnormal circumstances.

DUNAMAI Ministries was developed in order to be a support to those that have experienced a sudden and traumatic death in the family and provides free services such as licensed counseling, financial and credit counseling and credit services. We also refer services for Crime Victims Compensation, various survivor support programs for homicide, sudden infant death, suicide and general bereavement. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you in any way.

Joe Davis
Executive Director
DUNAMAI Ministries