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In 2015, R&B icon Bobby Brown lost his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown due to an untimely death.
After enduring the tragic loss, Brown, 49, made a vow to himself and his family that he would do everything he could in order to keep the name of his late daughter alive. The “My Prerogative” hit maker recently sent a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper outlining his plan to do this.
Brown actually got started laying the foundation for his plan shortly after Bobbi Kristina’s death by starting a nonprofit organization called Bobbi Kristina Serenity House, Inc. The former New Edition front man will use this organization to build a haven for women who are escaping domestic violence situations.
Though a physical building for this operation has not been determined yet, a website exists called bobbikristinaserenityhouse.org that has information about the project and what people can do to help victims of domestic violence.
Brown’s symbolic humanitarian plans have been endorsed by Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington and Atlanta City Council member Michael Julian Bond. Atlanta, Georgia is where Brown wants the future domestic violence shelter to exist.
He will receive a proclamation from Commissioner Arrington and Councilman Bond, which will signify that they are aware of his plans to build the shelter.
“Our family lives with the pain everyday of losing my beautiful daughter, Bobbi Kristina, to domestic violence,” Brown said in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“She loved Atlanta and in her memory we are proud to announce the formation of the Bobbi Kristina Serenity House. Our initial goal is to help educate women and men of all ages, by creating a 24-hour crisis intervention line and emergency transitional shelter.” he continued.
Bobbi Kristina passed away at the age of 22 on July 26, 2015. Blame for her death was placed on her former boyfriend, Nick Gordon. In 2016, Gordon was found liable in a multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Brown family.