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The Families of Highway Fatalities’ group was created in 2003 and formally named in 2005. The group provides bereavement resources, counseling opportunities, and an avenue for families to share their stories as a safety message to others.

Fatatlity Memoral Wall

FHF is comprised of family members who have suffered a motor vehicle fatality, clergy, counselors and friends of fatality victims. The group meets each month either in an informal setting or through one of four Hope and Healing Grief Workshops. Members benefit from opportunities to talk with each other about their losses and from formal counseling provided through various seminars and support workshops.

FHF seeks to address the unique situations brought on by sudden and traumatic losses related specifically to death on the highways. Our members help guide the programs we offer based on their evolving needs.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol, a division of the SC Department of Public Safety, received federal grant funding in 2007 for its Families of Highway Fatalities’ program. The department’s safety outreach efforts are enhanced by family members who “have been there” and can caution others about such safety issues as failure to buckle up, speed and aggressive driving. 

Family members may post a memorial to their loved one on our In Memory Of web page. We hope you will visit our site and learn more about how we may be able to help you and your family.

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Families of Highway of Fatalities Coordinator
803-896-8171
familiesofhwyfatalities@scdps.gov

FHF Mission Statement

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is dedicated to providing resources for families who have lost loved ones in traffic collisions through the Families of Highway Fatalities (FHF) program. Our goal is to provide peer support for grieving families; to facilitate forums and opportunities for grieving families to interact; and to prevent further highway fatalities through public education and information.

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