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About FTAP


Developed in 1991 by Betty Major-Rose, the Family Trauma Advocacy Program was birthed from the tragic experience of losing her daughter Ginneria to murder. While reaching out to assist families with the same fate, and hearing their painful experiences, Betty learned that she too was not alone. She realized that there was a tremendous need to assist families that are thrust into circumstances that are not only traumatic but life-changing.


The Family Trauma Advocacy Program (FTAP) is a not-for-profit organization that utilizes trained volunteers to provide free, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive grief support services to families who have lost a loved one to a violent death. The mission of the FTAP is S.E.E.E to Support, Encourage, Educate, and Empower homicide survivors. Through this mission, the FTAP hopes to eliminate feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, guiding families toward a healthy grief journey experience, while ensuring that survivors are treated with compassion, dignity, and respect.

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