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We are a registered 501(c)3 men’s support group who have lost loved ones due to acts of violence.
on May 30, 2021 I received a call asking if I’ve seen or heard from my daughter Derisha. Derisha had called her boyfriends mom the night before after leaving his parents house because he was driving 100 mph on I465. The phone dropped and no one is answering her phone. I was heading to Indianapolis when I received the call that my daughter was dead in the passenger seat of their car. Her boyfriend fled to Michigan and his mom said she was trying to get him to turn himself in. As a parent I feel trapped and locked up even though I’m free. Ree-Ree’s Place in January around Derisha‘s Birthday the thought came to me to start my own men’s support group. In March I reached out to two other fathers who are going through the same thing after loosing their child to gun violence. I found a house at 819 N Purdum but it’s a complete remodel and needs a lot of work. Ree-Ree’s Place is named after my daughter. Ree-Ree’s Place INC. is for fathers like myself with trauma. We are a registered 501(c)3 non profit as of 4/26/23. since Derisha was the oldest we are opening for ages 13 and up who are also dealing with the trauma of loosing someone to violence. Were similar to counseling and mental heath support group. No man left behind.
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