When someone is murdered, the family is saddled with a number of very large and unexpected expenses. The advocates of Homicide Survivors work with families to complete applications for Victim Compensation, a program that can assist crime victims and their representatives with certain expenses. However, even then there are a number of expenses that may be incurred due to a homicide that are not eligible for reimbursement from Victim Compensation. Homicide Survivors has a fund of money, via community donations that are available to assist crime victims with a number of expenses including rent, utilities, lodging to attend court hearings and others. In addition, Homicide Survivors has a plot donation program to donate plots or niches to families to help mitigate some of the funeral expenses they are forced to pay. .