Monday, September 14, 2009

About Hope for Healing.Org

Hope for is a 501c3 nonprofit. Primarly, the organization is known for working with victims of sexual and domestic violence online. The website is also known as the Rape Recovery Help and Info Page. This work includes the main rape recovery website at, groups for survivors, the Hope Quilt, plus a newsletter (now blog) and Blog Talk Radio Show - Voices of Hope, awareness raising for victims of sexual and domestic violence as well as peer-based networking.

When it comes to sexual and domestic violence we know that the victim is never at fault. We work hard to share the message of healing to others. This is done through the rape recovery website and through books. Gayle Crabtree has authored Does God Still Love Me?
and Secondhand Hope. Profits from the sales go into the organization.

Locally, Hope for Healing.Org offers many other services. Some of the programs offered include restorative justice for first time juvenile offenders, Angel Food distribution, small food pantry, support for victims of sexual and domestic violence and clergy training. Other needs may be met on an individual case-by-case basis.

In addition to rape recovery and domestic violence recovery Hope for has also worked with the homeless in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee and Knoxville areas. In 2008 and 2009 they participated in the Jesus in the Park and other events.
Right now, Hope for is looking for a new home in the area of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. There is a lack of affordable buildings in the area that are in usable condition. After trying to make it work in their previous ministry center in Strawberry Plains for over a year, the organization recently closed and began looking for a new home.

Online operations are not affected. It is hoped that a new home will be found soon in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee so that the local work of Hope for can continue with local victims of sexual and domestic violence, restoratiave justice and other local clients can continue.

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