Southern California Families for Safe Streets

Complete a brief intake form here if you lost a loved one in a traffic collision or survived a serious crash.

Co-founder of Southern California Families for Safe Streets, Debbie Hsiung, with her family on March 4, 2018, holding signs produced by

As individuals who have lost loved ones or been injured in traffic crashes, SoCal Families for Safe Streets offers support and opportunities for action to people who share our unique grief. 

Co-founded by Beverly "Grandma Beverly" Shelton and Debbie Hsiung, SoCal Families for Safe Streets grew out of their efforts as founders of A to Z Families for Safe Streets, in memory of Aidan Tam, Debbie's son, and Zachary Cruz, Beverly's grandson. Each was killed by turning drivers as the boys were legally crossing the street with adults and other children. 

SoCal Families for Safe Streets members bear witness to our pain and suffering in order to eliminate fatalities and injuries on our streets. We seek to make it socially unacceptable to drive recklessly and press for solutions like safe multi-modal streets to prevent other loved ones from enduring injury or harm. We envision a city where pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles safely co-exist by encouraging the rapid implementation of Vision Zero.

We encourage others to join our advocacy work.


For those who would like to be contacted by SoCal Families for Safe Streets please click here to complete a brief form.

Resource Guide

SoCal Families for Safe Streets developed a general Resource Guide to help other people through the often confusing and troubling time immediately after a devastating loss. The guide offers basic information on seeking support, filing an insurance claim, interacting with police, navigating the criminal justice system, and more.

Click here to access the SoCal Families for Safe Streets Resource Guide in English. Spanish coming soon.

Meet members of SoCal Families for Safe Streets:

Beverly, grandmother of Zachary, 5 years old

Cynthia, sister of Jonathan, 14 years old

Debbie, mother of Aidan, 7 years old 

Liliana, mother of Valentina, 16 years old

Meet the family and friends of Conor Lynch, 16 years old


Southern California Families for Safe Streets is a project of Los Angeles Walks. Please contact us to learn more. 



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