Garden of Peace

Memorial to Victims of Homicide

Welcome to the website for the Garden of Peace. The Garden is the Massachusetts memorial to victims of homicide, a place where families, friends, and the larger community may remember and honor the lives of those taken by violence. It's an enduring reminder of the impact of violence and a visual testament of the need to eliminate it. At the same time, the Garden serves as a symbol of hope, peace, and renewal.

2020 Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month

By Massachusetts law, every November 20 – December 20 is Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month (SHVAM).

Click here for 2020 SHVAM events known to MOVA at this time. For information about other possible SHVAM observances in your area, consult the homicide bereavement services listed on MOVA's AskMOVA website and/or contact other homicide bereavement service providers in Massachusetts.

Please email or call 617-586-1369 if we might provide other information or support to you during this time or any time.

Contact Us

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64-98 Somerset Street, Boston, MA 02108


Garden of Peace 617-586-1369
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) 617-586-1340

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