Every day someone’s worst nightmare comes true…
Their lives suffer injury and loss in ways they never imagined.
And every day MADD is here to help.
Here, you can explore the resources we provide to help victims and survivors. And you can learn how you can help them, too.
MADD services help victims every day.
MADD services help victims
MADD has trained professional victim advocates who provide services across the country. They are taught to help identify victims and survivors needs and connect them with the resources and emotional support required after the impact of a drunk or drugged driving crash.
Some examples of the types of resources available include:
- Guidance and information about the criminal and civil justice process, information about victims’ rights and education on topics related to victimization
- Connections and assistance finding national, state and local financial resources
- Direct and indirect emotional support options, including one-on-one emotional support, peer support and referrals for therapy
- A team of compassionate, victim-focused staff and volunteers available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the MADD Victim Services Helpline at 1-877-MADD-HELP or 1-877-623-3435
We also provide opportunities for victims and survivors to share their powerful stories in an impactful manner via MADD’s Victim Impact Panel programs, allowing them to make a difference in their communities.
These are a few examples of how we can help. Click below to learn more about MADD’s victim services.
“An advocate literally and figuratively picked me up and pieced me back together.
And that’s what I try to do for the victims I serve.”
Victims Advocate, MADD South Carolina
“MADD was there for my family at the beginning. My MADD Victims Services Specialist showed up
every step of the way with support and information. Today, she is like a second mother to me. It is with her encouragement that”
Michelle Ramsey Hawkins
Mother of Khaiden and Samuel, killed by drunk driver and Kaylee, injured by drunk driver.
Too many victims and survivors don’t receive services — because they aren’t aware MADD offers them. But you can help. Your support will help MADD reach out directly to victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving, so that they know help is available. You’ll make sure they can get that help for as long as they need it, whenever they need it, even if it’s in the middle of the night.
Please consider donating or volunteering with MADD to make sure those impacted by these crimes have the support they need.