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We are honored to be spotlighting Giving Yourself Real Love (G. Y. R. L.).  It is a nonprofit organization created by Ms. Ellington (better known as “Ms. E.”), with help from dedicated volunteers from our community to inspire women, girls and their families to regain strength after being in a variety of abusive environments and relationships. With the help of GYRL’s supportive and ever-growing team, these survivors can learn how to build a life full of confidence, self-love, and trust while in a safe and supportive environment.

G. Y. R. L. is currently raising funds to rehab a facility so they can offer emergency shelter and housing to women and their families who have escaped a violent situation to make certain that they have a comforting and loving place to lay their heads and feel safe while beginning to heal.

This amazing organization focuses on teaching individuals and families how to empower themselves to return to a healthy environment with confidence, the skills to grow, and…. Giving themselves Real Love.

They also have a program called “Princesses & Young Kings” that focuses on kids in high risk communities. Through mentoring services, G.Y.R.L. empowers these young people to become valuable individuals in their families and communities.

G.Y.R.L. also has a memorial rose garden named the, “Domestic Violence Victims and Survivors Memorial Rose Garden” at 3837 Chestnut Ave that features 280 rose bushes. It’s the only garden in the Midwest that is dedicated to domestic violence victims. If you would like more information about the memorial rose garden or would like to volunteer to help in the memorial rose garden, please send an email to [email protected].

Ms. E is always looking for volunteers to join in the fight against domestic abuse. If you are interested in volunteering in their “Volunteer Service Sundays” or any of the other programs they offer, please send an email to [email protected].

You or your local businesses can also support this organization financially by donating at or by mailing a check to:

PO Box 22352
Kansas City, MO 64113

If you would like information regarding how to hold a fundraiser to benefit G.Y.R.L. please send an email to [email protected]

For more information about this incredible organization or to share with friends and family please visit  Please be aware that the website is under construction and is being updated with more information.

Please join us in supporting this wonderful organization so they can continue to provide tremendous support to our community members in need.