The aim of MAMAA is to provide an all inclusive practical/emotional support and advocacy service to those affected by serious violent crime and homicide. Established in 1993, MAMAA is a national, registered charity.
The level of practical and emotional support provided by MAMAA differs from the support available from other agencies, as our service is beneficiary led.
MAMAA is committed to ensuring that our beneficiaries receive a useful and effective service, delivered in a professional and ethical manner. Our service is continually developed in response to those we serve.
Our vision is that every individual affected by serious violence and/or homicide receives a nationally agreed, standard level of support and advocacy across the UK.
- MAMAA recognise the individual needs of families of homicide victims tailor support around this.
- MAMAA do not only support immediate family members of a victim of violent crime. Also supported are cousins, uncles, aunts, friends and community members.
Examples of how we can support you include:
- A 24/7 telephone support line for however long is needed;
- Daily support for long periods of time;
- Periodic support, as and when you need us;
- Court attendance/accompaniment for court hearings/trials, where requested;
- Practical support such as cleaning, shopping and childcare;
- Liaison with other agencies such as FLO’s, coroners, local authorities, funeral homes and schools;
- Addressing housing, medical and legal issues and advocating on behalf of the victim; and
- Assisting with funeral arrangements.