Angel House advocates for victims’ rights and services for victims of violent crime, providing direct services to victims and their families, and providing public education and awareness.
Our staff members are available to assist the family and loved ones of a homicide victim. Advocates assist survivors in communicating with Police, Attorney's General office, and Governor's Office and provide emotional and physical support throughout the course of your case. Advocates work closely with the staff in all phases of the Criminal Justice System. There are nearly 45,000 homicides annually in the United States. This effects between 150,000 and 200,000 relatives and other survivors. The trauma and grief experienced by survivors cause emotional scars that last a lifetime.
We assist with Death Notification, Media Coverage, Funeral Arrangements, Victim's Compensation, Trial Attendance, Insurance Claims, Crime Scene Clean-up.
HONORING THOSE WHO BRING HONOR TO VICTIMS IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
Angel House and V.O.C.A.L. are recognizing individuals that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting victims and victim services. As the discipline of crime victim services has grown over the years, so has the number of remarkable individuals that significantly contribute to its success. Today, the field includes countless people who through vision, action and leadership have improved the lives of victims in the aftermath of crime. We invite you to submit a nomination for one or more of five awards. In making your nominations, we encourage you to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the crime victims’ field and/or to crime victims. Recipients of the awards will be honored at the Governor’s Conference on April 23rd, as part of the national commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which is scheduled for April 19-25, 2015.
This year’s Miss Angel pageant was held February 9th at the Dothan Opera House. This was a day of interviews, casual wear competition and evening gown competition to find our next representatives. We crowned eleven new queens who will surely have their work cut out for them. In addition to riding in the National Peanut Festival Parade, these girls will spend their year promoting the Wiregrass Angel House at various community and charity events.
National Crime Victims Rights Week was commemorated during April 6th-12th. A Southeast vigil was held on Sunday, April 6th.
Wiregrass Angel House has started purchasing our memory pavers. These pavers will be placed under a newly constructed arbor. Each paver will be in memory or in honor of a loved one. This is not a fundraiser; we are only charging the price of the paver - $30. If you are interested in having a paver in memory of your loved one, please contact the Wiregrass Angel House office. Click the PDF icon for our Memorial Paver form.