Whitney Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, has announced that he will open a domestic violence shelter in Atlanta, in honor of his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
According to Us Weekly, the shelter will be named the Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House and will feature a 24-hour crisis intervention line while serving as an emergency home. An insider revealed to the outlet that Bobbi Kristina’s father will be presented with the official proclamation for the shelter by Atlanta’s South Fulton mayor, Bill Edwards.
The shelter will be the first building to be erected under the new Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity non-profit organization.
The announcement of the new facility comes three years after the 22-year-old’s sudden death. Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious and face down in her bathtub at her home in Georgia. She remained in a coma for six months and eventually died in July of 2015.
Her death eerily mimicked that of her mother’s in 2012. Houston died at the Beverly Hills Hotel of what was ruled as an accidental drowning in a bathtub, hours before the famed Clive Davis pre-Grammy party that February. Traces of cocaine and other various prescription drugs were found in the star’s system, according to the coroner’s report.
Brown recently opened up about losing the two women in his life in a March interview with Rolling Stone Magazine.
The singer said his idea of justice for his daughter’s death would be if Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina’s former boyfriend who was also linked to her death, was “locked up somewhere where somebody can rape him,” he told Rolling Stone. “That’s just how I feel. He raped me by taking my daughter away.”
The 49-year-old also addressed Houston’s death and said he believed that the iconic singer did not die from drugs, which he said was “the most misunderstood” thing about her sudden passing.
“I don’t think she died from drugs,” he explained. “She was really working hard on herself to try to be a sober person and, um, she was a great woman.”
Houston’s rise to stardom and tragic death was recently chronicled in the July documentary, “Whitney.”