About Us

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. Our shared grief gives us a connection to each other that creates a bridge of understanding and compassion! 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 Mission Statement

Our shared grief gives us a connection to each other that creates a bridge of understanding and compassion. 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!

We advocate for aid in the prevention of crime.

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.

HOPE for Victims was founded by Mike and Joan Berry after the 2004 murder of their daughter Johnia Berry.

HOPE’s purpose is fourfold:

  • Speaking on behalf of victims’ rights
  • Providing support groups for families and friends of victims
  • Advocating for legislation to promote DNA collection
  • Increasing public awareness in order to balance the scales of justice

Hope for Victims offers hope for today, and a brighter, safer tomorrow

 

Board Members

Joan Berry

Founder/President

LaVerne Craig

Survivor/Advocate

Tina Gregg

Survivor/Treasurer

Remonda Swafford-Alleyne

Secretary/Advocate

Brad Hall

Advocate/Knoxville Sheriff's Office

Jill Walker

Survivor/Advocate

Kathy Gilliam

Advocate

Sally Sommerville

Survivor/Advocate

Matthew Fagiana

Advocate/Loudon Sheriff's Office

Carrie McCollum

Survivor/Chief Growth Officer

Hope for Victims is a 501(c) 3 non-profit.

865-924-3480

1014 Middleton Place
Knoxville, TN 37923

[email protected]

Tax ID #80-0526538

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