A Message from the Chaplain
Our Hope for You
Hope as You Begin to Heal
What to Expect
Helping Your Children
Common Reactions of Adults
Factors Affecting Your Responses
Basic Needs of the Bereaved
How a Counselor Can Help
Tasks of Grief
Support Groups
Library Resources
First Steps After Death
Funeral Checklist

About Us

A Message from the Chaplain

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

Articles about Dunamai

Leoneli, L. (2010, February 23). Center helps families deal with issues of death. SignOnSanDiego.com. Retrieved from signonsandiego.com

Repard, P. (2008, October 26). Healing the bereaved: Chaplain lends hand at Medical Examiner's Office. SignOnSanDiego.com. Retrieved from signonsandiego.com

10News.com (2006, March 31). 10 News Leadership Award Winner Joe Davis. 10News.com. Retrieved from 10News.com

Dunamai ministries
P.O. Box 711173
Santee, CA 92072-1173