Thank you for taking the time to visit. You are probably asking yourself what is Mary's House of Hope Project?
Mary's House of Hope is a project that was started shortly after the tragic murder of Mary Daniels.
Mary's Story... Mary was murdered on August 3, 2010 at her place of employment. She was found near her vehicle in the parking garage stabbed multiple times. Her estranged husband was convicted on November 9, 2011 of First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action and was sentenced on December 9, 2011 to two life terms without the possibility of parole.
Mary was 30 years old, and the mother of two children; Lexi (ten years old) and Brody (five years old). She was a warm, loving and dedicated mother, daughter, sister and friend to many.
At the time of her murder, she had a restraining order against her estranged husband and was in the process of divorcing him. Mary had lived with domestic abuse for some time leading up to her murder. Like many abused women, she lived with abuse in silence, fear and behind closed doors but that wasn't the end...Mary's friends and family were determined to turn their grief from this tragedy into triumph.
After her murder her friends and family learned of the great need for additional safe housing for women and children escaping from this violence and also the need for more awareness and education about domestic abuse. So after putting their heads together and teaming up with COMTREA, a non-for-profit community outreach program they decided to raise enough funds to build another Safe House. Comtrea helps those in the Jefferson County and the St. Louis Metropolitan area with issues such as mental health needs, chemical and drug dependencies and abuse. Another division of their services is focused on domestic abuse. They help women and children escape abusive situations and educate the public on these issues. COMTREA has created what is referred to as a "A Safe Place." This is a home established to protect abused women and children until they can get back on their feet. Comtrea's current safe-house is at many times being used at full capacity and there is a strong need for more space for these families, and that's where Mary's family and friends saw an opportunity...
They have formed a group to raise enough money to build another safe house in Jefferson County and in addition raise awareness and education about domestic abuse. All proceeds from events, fundraisers and merchandise sold will be used to build another safe house. Their hope is that Mary's lIfe and tragic ending will benefit others that find themselves in domestic violent relationships. This house will be named "Mary's House of Hope"
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IF YOU ARE IN A DOMESTIC ABUSE SITUATION AND NEED HELP, PLEASE CALL
THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE at 1-800-799-7233 Comtrea " A Safe Place" at 636-931-2700 or Call 911 for immediate help! For more information on Mary's House of Hope Project or you would like us to speak at your event or school, please contact Mary's House of Hope Project President Kristy Neuman at 314-974-4477 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vice President Sylvia Daniels at 636-222-3642 or by email at Syl1954@charter.net
Comtrea " A Safe Place" at 636-931-2700
or Call 911 for immediate help!
For more information on Mary's House of Hope Project or you would like us to speak at your event or school, please contact Mary's House of Hope Project President Kristy Neuman at 314-974-4477 or by email at email@example.com or Vice President Sylvia Daniels at 636-222-3642 or by email at Syl1954@charter.net