ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-- The St. Louis Crisis Nursery is calling on everyone in our area to unite in stopping child abuse and violence against kids.
That call came as a new playground was dedicated today in north city on North Grand.
The crisis nursery and its sponsors made the playground a reality.
Those involved say the area has had gang problems and needs the playground to give kids a safe place to play.
It`s right next to the Saints Teresa and Bridget Catholic Church and a medical facility.
the Crisis Nursery says 13 children under 11 years old have been killed since last November in the St. Louis metro area by their mother, father, or the mother`s boyfriend.
They say the violence has to stop.
"I`ve been in the field for over 30 years and I`ve never experienced this kind of situation, never seen so many children being killed,' said DiAnne Mueller, the CEO of the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.
She added, "The community as a whole needs to come together, shine a light on this and call attention to the fact that our children are dying in our community and that does not need to happen."
The Crisis Nursery is committed to keeping kids safe.
If you need help, you can call the St. Louis Crisis Nursery anytime at 314-768-3201.