eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new

Local

Family Of Domestic Abuse Victim Starts New Foundation In Her Name

(Rafael Robb in 2007.)

(Rafael Robb in 2007.)

Brad Segall Brad Segall
Brad Segall is the award-winning Suburban Bureau chief at KYW...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

By Brad Segall

UPPER MERION, Pa. (CBS) – The family of Ellen Robb, who was beaten to death inside her Upper Merion home more than six years ago by her husband – a former Penn economics professor – has started a foundation to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Gary Gregory says the Every Great Reason Foundation is designed to provide an avenue for women who believe they can’t get out of a bad situation to move forward with their lives.

The organization provides access to counseling and support along with shelter to help women become empowered. Ellen Robb’s brother Gary Gregory says everyone has the right and should have an opportunity to start over.

“The need for greater awareness is where we are really striving to go and the more people understand that folks like my sister, who we had no idea she was experiencing these issues, these conditions. She was in mental quicksand; she didn’t know how to get out.”

Dr. Rafael Robb was scheduled to be paroled from prison this week, but the family mounted a successful campaign to keep him behind bars longer. Gregory says the organization pays tribute to his sister and gets its name from her initials EGR.

Top Content On CBSPhilly

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 31,473 other followers