There IS a need...
A recent study by The Violence Policy Center in Washington, DC found that 92% of female victims were murdered by someone they knew, with a majority of them being wives or intimate acquaintances of their killers. In 86% of the incidents, the homicides were not related to the commission of any other felony, such as rape or robbery. The five states with the highest rates of women killed by men are, in order:
Nevada, Vermont, Alabama, North Carolina and TENNESSEE.
The Tennessean reported in October, 2010 that Tennessee has consistently ranked high in studies by The Violence Policy Center over the last decade. According to FBI statistics, over the last 11 years, Tennessee has ranked in the Top 10 nine times and the Top 5 four times! Tennessee's rate of women murdered by men has risen steadily since 2004, from 1.78 women killed for every 100,000 residents to 1.97 in 2008. Ninety-five percent of the women were killed by someone they knew.
Morning Star Sanctuary provides an emergency residence by use by victims of domestic violence. More than just a roof over their heads, it's a place that makes them feel welcome, safe and loved. This 17 bed facility is located in a secure location and is staffed 24 hours a day.
In 2012, Morning Star Sanctuary provided 5,050 shelter nights for 333 domestic violence victims.
Below are some pictures from the home that Morning Star Sanctuary provides for victims:
LIVING ROOM KITCHEN DINING ROOM
CHILDREN'S PLAYROOM CHILDREN'S PLAYROOM RESIDENT DIRECTOR'S OFFICE
BEDROOM BEDROOM BEDROOM (in honor of Danita Marsh)
LAUNDRY ROOM CLOTHING CLOSET FOOD PANTRY
If you would like more information about Morning Star Sanctuary's
Emergency Residence, click HERE.