Why We Do It
Illustrious Angels Youth & Family Services was envisioned and brought to life by Tiffany Mason Wilkerson, Tomea Coleman-Lockhart, and Keishla Moore-Coleman in honor of our dear friend Dr. Catina L. Murphy who was a victim of domestic violence.
Catina’s story is our why. Her young daughter will now be reared without mother or father. In honor of her, the Illustrious Angels of Faith Foundation has an intentional focus on children and youth impacted by family and domestic violence.
How We Do It
It is very important to nurture the children who are affected by domestic violence. We provide a voice of hope in three significant ways:
- We provide crisis intervention to children and youth in the form of counseling and other support services.
- We partner with family shelters to provide much-needed donations to women and children.
- We educate the community through various awareness campaigns focusing on ending the cycle of abuse.
Listen to Catina’s 911 Call
A DeSoto woman was heard screaming for help on a 911 call recording just before her ex-husband, a former Arlington police officer, fatally shot her and then himself in the closet where she was thought to be hiding from him.
“Send somebody right now,” 37-year-old Catina Lareese Murphy told a 911 call taker. “I think my husband, my ex-husband, is gonna try to break in the house.”