Four deaths in Bergen County share tragic link to domestic violence

Four deaths in Bergen County share tragic link to domestic violence

When they were alive, they appeared to have little in common: The middle-aged account executive who gushed over co-workers’ baby pictures but never spoke of her own personal life. The diminutive beauty contestant who would defy anyone who told her something couldn’t be done. The bubbly youth minister who was rarely seen without her 5-year-old daughter, who loved to color and sing.

Clockwise from top left: Beth Fabbricatore, Mary Greff, Natasia and her mother Tammy Pitts-Gaddy all appear to be victims of domestic violence.

Clockwise from top left: Beth Fabbricatore, Mary Greff, Natasia and her mother Tammy Pitts-Gaddy all appear to be victims of domestic violence.

An unidentified man and woman grieving at the scene of the killing of Tammy Pitts-Gaddy and her young daughter, Natasia, at a home in Englewood in January.
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About FACE MY ABUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMUNITY AWARENESS GROUP

FACE MY ABUSE "FMA" founded in 2006 by Jacqueline Rowe - Mother, Author, Mentor and Philanthropist, is established to address domestic violence against women and girls by increasing awareness, promoting effective policies and implementing potent strategies for prevention and intervention. "FMA's" mission is to advance the health, education and security of women and girls the world over with a focus on building healthy sustainable relationships defying domestic violence and its impact on not only the victim but by extension the family as a whole transcending the community. As a platform of refuge and support, "FMA" outreach program creates safe spaces for survivors and their families to stand in solidarity and heal through shared experience releasing all pains, self doubt and baggages internalized as a result of being abused. Ms. Rowe, guided by her purpose and experience, recognizes the importance of encouraging communities to lend their voices to persons who have not yet found theirs. She believes that communities have a responsibility to be their neighbor's keeper and upon identification of abuse, it is imperative to become a fort in the transformation from victim to survivor averting burdens such as guilt and shame. Via her life coaching workshops, Jacqueline shares with victims, the tools necessary to develop the confidence needed in acknowledging their worth, building self confidence and exhibiting the life intended. To promote reach, she incorporates third party resources geared towards demonstrating alternatives and providing positive influences. Currently, "FMA" is actively seeking opportunities to align with community leaders who are advocates of domestic violence as well as entities whose corporate responsibility reflects "FMA's" mission. Jacqueline states that "I may not be where I should be but I'm where I need to be - still a student of life".

Posted on December 2, 2013, in FACE MY ABUSE and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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