St. Louis Local Advocates Bring Awareness To Domestic Violence Support Groups

March 07, 2021

Increasing efforts are being made to raise awareness of the services available to all at risk of domestic violence. Following the murders of a mother and two of her children in North County on Friday, local domestic violence lawyers hope the tragic murders of a mother and two children will lead other victims to seek help. Roseann McCulley and her two oldest children were killed Thursday by McCulley’s estranged husband. Then he took his own life.

RELATED: A friend of the slain mother’s mother told her to leave the house hours before the North County triple murder. Friends told News 4 McCulley’s husband had previously been abusive. Diamond Diva Empowerment wants people in a similar situation to know that help is available. “We’re giving up to $ 1,500 to start your life again. So if you are leaving a situation but need a place because the perpetrator knows where you are staying before. We want to get you to a safe place,” said Program director Bran-dee said Jelks. “We pay the rent for the first and last month.” Information on how to get help for victims of domestic violence in the St. Louis area is available here or here. Those in Metro East can click here. The Greater St. Louis YWCA also offers domestic violence detection courses. More information can be found here.

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