HOW NOW, BUTTERFLY?
Losing a young daughter to murder is the worst nightmare that a mother could possibly imagine, but what if the killer was her son? Charity Lee was thrust into this unimaginable situation when her 13-year-old son Paris murdered her beloved 4-year-old daughter, Ella.
Charity goes through intense grief at the loss of her daughter, while at the same time trying to understand why her son would have done something as horrific as this, and how she could have missed the signs that Paris was a true psychopath.This book is a mediation on grief, loss and forgiveness unlike any other. It’s also an inspirational story of a true survivor. Well-written and haunting How Now, Butterfly? is a book that no reader will soon forget.
The ELLA Foundation is a 501(c)3 based in Savannah, Ga whose mission is to aid those who have been affected by violence, mental illness, and/or the criminal justice system.
To that end, we promote education which fosters an understanding of mental illness to combat discrimination and stigma. We provide support to trauma survivors to foster healing and recreate meaning. We advocate for mental health and criminal justice reform to affect positive change in our community.
ELLA'S CORE VALUES
Empathy…for others and compassion for yourself
Love…unconditionally and without judgement
Lessons…to gain a better understanding of trauma and mental illness
Action…to end stigma and discrimination
The mission of the ELLA Foundation is to aid those who have been affected by violence, mental illness, or the criminal justice system.
We envision a community, in which people living with trauma, mental illness, or criminal records are afforded respect, dignity, and opportunity for a meaningful life.
One Voice & One Community At a Time
“To end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness we need to speak out, show support and encourage others … Every individual who speaks out motivates another to be brave. The ELLA Foundation is creating lasting impressions – one voice and one community at a time.”
OUR PROGRAMS & SERVICES
CHANGING LIVES & ENDING STIGMAS ONE PERSON AT A TIME
Adults in the U.S. who live with a mental illness
Adults in the U.S. who have experienced trauma once in their lifetime
44 million incarcerated adults in the U.S. are diagnosed with a history of mental illness