Our story so far..

On Dec 31, 2012,  a young mother, Laura Aceves, lost her life trying to escape her abuser.  She was murdered, her 4 month old child was left by her side. At that time, we learned there were no services for women in the county. 

The Purple Flower grew out of a response to Laura's death, so that no more women would be without help in Carroll County, AR. We opened our doors December 2, 2014 in a small store front on North Springfield Street in Berryville, AR. In February 2016 we moved to an office diagonal to the County Courthouse in Berryville.  


We continue to offer women a safe space to tell their story and receive domestic violence and sexual assault support and services.

You are not alone!

Lead Advocate:

Patty Morris

Staff & Board

Barb Weems-Mourglia: Director &


Steve Holifield: Vice President 

Martie Davis: Secretary

Margo Elliott: Treasurer

Stephanie Perkins: Board Member

April Perry: Board Member 

Laura Nayeli Aceves

In Memory of

Laura Nayeli Aceves

Co-Founder: Linda Maiella