HOPE for Victims

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H.O.P.E. for Victims

Help Others
Victim's Rights
Raise Awareness
Helping Others

Helping others plays a major role in our organization, and allows us to provide support to family and friends who have experienced similar experiences with violent crime.

to Persevere

To persevere means to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty. Our organization will stand by your side during those difficult moments.

Encouraging them along the way

We are here for each other to share memories and experiences, to vent and ask questions, and to give each other friendship, support and HOPE.

Our Purpose

HOPE for Victims began after the murder of Johnia Berry in 2004. Her parents Mike and Joan Berry founded the organization. HOPE's purpose is fourfold:
  • 1. Victim's Rights

    Speaking on behalf of victim's rights

  • 2. Support

    Providing support groups for family and friends of victims

  • 3. Advocate

    Advocating for legislation to promote DNA collection

  • 4. Increase Awareness

    Increasing public awareness in order to balance the scales of justice


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    Our Stories

    HOPE for Victims offers hope for today and a brighter, safer tomorrow.
    Murdered Dec. 6, 2004
    Johnia Berry
    Murdered Feb. 3, 1995
    Les and Carol Dotts
    Murdered Jan. 6, 2007
    Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

    Contact HOPE for Victims

    Hope for Victims is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization based in Knoxville, TN, that was formed to help families and victims of violent crimes.

    If you would like to donate money to the cause, we are a tax-deductible organization. Tax ID# 80-0526538.

    We use this money to assist families, hold campaigns and promote public awareness to unbalance justice between alleged suspects and victims and victim's families, as well as implement the only Victims Support Grief group in the Knoxville area.

    If you would like to mail in a donation: Hope for Victims, 1014 Middleton Place, Knoxville, TN 37923

    HOPE Board Members

    Joan Berry Jill Walker LaVerne Craig
    Founder / President Survivor / Advocate Survivor / Advocate

    Kathy Gilliam Tina Gregg Sally Sommerville
    Advocate Survivor / Treasurer Survivor/ Advocate

    Carrie McCollum Remonda Swafford-Alleyne
    Survivor / Chief Growth Officer Secretary / Advocate
    Decatur, TN
    Matthew Fagiana Brad Hall
    Advocate Advocate
    Loudon Sheriff’s Office Knoxville Sheriff’s Office



    Everyone is welcome please join us!

    We hold monthly support meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7pm at the following location in Knoxville: Grace Presbyterian Church, 1610 Midpark Drive, Knoxville, TN 37950,865-924-3480.

    • 1014 Middleton Place, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • +865-924-3480
    • hope4victimstn@gmail.com
    • www.hopeforvictimstn.com
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