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Daisy Marrs is a survivor of domestic violence and she has turned her story into triumph. With first-hand knowledge about the pain and suffering that comes from domestic violence from her childhood into adulthood, as well as what it took for her and her daughter's survival that ultimately turned into a mother's will to fight to survive. From the dark days of mental and physical abuse to threatening to be shot and killed; then ultimately being stabbed in the back literally in which the blade penetrated her spinal cord causing a lifelong effect of partial paralysis to her lower extremity; she knows the effect that abuse has on the life of others.
Daisy is a nurse with over 30 years of experience which has given her first-hand knowledge of what it takes to help and understand what abuse has done to her patients that were placed in her care. From short-term effects to life-altering effects that have changed the survivor's life forever; God gave her purpose and in 1999 A-Way-Out's vision came to pass. She is also a published author and also had the privilege to contribute to the book called "Hear Our Voices" which was published by the Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis (DVN) along with other contributing survivors of domestic violence.
Daisy also participated in "Shattering The Silence" a program presented by the Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis (DVN) that ran commercials on local television stations during domestic violence month to help bring awareness. She also received credit hours in multiple classes from the National Advocate Crediting Program (NACP). Daisy had the honor of having the late Amos Brown bring light to her ministry on his television program, as well as on the Rickey Clark television show. in which he was briefly on the board. The late Honorable Congresswoman Julia Carson was a great contributor and advocate for domestic violence and participated in almost every event of the organization before her passing including helping in honoring first responders.
A-Way-Out Ministries was recognized in 2017, by Congressman Andre Carson, Mayor Hogsett in 2018, and again by Congressman Andre Carson in 2019 for their work in the community. A-Way-Out is also a member of the Indiana Coalition of domestic violence ( ICADV ) and Domestic Violence Network (DVN) in which ongoing training and education are received for domestic violence, laws, and sexual assault, etc...
Daisy attends Zion Hope Church in which she is very active. Tony McGee lead Pastor of Zion Hope Church is the spiritual leader over this ministry and constantly prays over this organization as well as for all victims, families, and survivors that have been impacted by this abuse.
Daisy recently received her degree in Christian Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her studies will help meet the spiritual needs of the community. She also wrote her first book "Woman To Woman! Domestic Violence A Wrong Turn In Life." With her vision from God and her faith that God will continue to guide her in his purpose for her life, she will help educate and reach women and children affected by abuse related to domestic violence to find a way out.
Founder's CD and insert in the book published by The Domestic Violence Network Of Greater Indianapolis "Hear Our Voices"