MRG Works With NOVA to Reduce Domestic Violence

November 9, 2012

A press conference was held October 12 at Wingood Manor, an MRG-managed apartment community, to announce a joint effort the City of Memphis, Shelby County and the non-profit group NOVA, and several apartment management companies, to reduce domestic violence.  It is estimated that more than a third of children from infancy to age 17 face possible exposure to an act of violence in Memphis and Shelby County during a year’s time.

Jimmy Ringel, MRG COO, (fourth from right) joins Mayor Mark Luttrell (fifth from left) and others at the press conference.

Accessing a $2 million federal grant to help children exposed to violence in some of the county’s high-crime areas, the effort will start in the Raleigh-Frayser and Hickory Hill areas.  Wingood is one of three apartment complexes in those areas that has been assigned “family service providers” to identify children in violent home situations or those who have been victims or witnesses of crimes.

Learn more about NOVA and this intervention effort in this recent Commercial Appeal article.