About Us

Message From the Director

Hello! It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our new website. Thank you to theLULAdesigns and Elixr for such a creative design full of life.

It is fitting that our new website opens at the beginning of Spring, a time of rebirth and renewal. EMIR’s focus is to promote healing through support and education about trauma and grief. We know that knowledge empowers and promotes resilience. Our families and community members deserve to live a positive and prosperous life, healing through education and human support is the answer. Please peruse or new website to learn about EMIR and how you can support our fight for life.

EMIR Healing Center (Every Murder is Real) is a nonprofit organization that services and supports family members and friends who have been affected by homicide.

Survivors of a violent death have to contend with a totally different set of circumstances than someone who has experienced a “natural” death.

EMIR is here to guide survivors through the many feelings they will experiences and the legal ramifications that are inevitable.

EMIR offers concrete, practical, and compassionate steps towards healing.


The Hope Phoenix
Inspired by the amazing murals at EMIR headquarters the EMIR logo represents a phoenix rising from the ashes—the perfect metaphor to describe the emotional, mental, and spiritual journey that the clients of EMIR endure.

The wing is poised for flight accompanied by the heart,inspired by the beautiful floral murals, and the tail elegantly trails behind. The yellow embodies the light of hope and the red symbolizes the blood shed as well as the life that goes on. The blue represents remembrance of joyful times and the happiness that will come again.