Bringing Hope To Battared Women

    By Rosebrune Vixamar
    Summer 2017

    International Women of H.O.P.E. (Healing, Opportunity, Purpose and Empowerment) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization serving communities here in Georgia and Haiti. Our stance on domestic violence and human trafficking - two monsters destroying families. We have been raising awareness and taking actions that focus on empowerment and prevention through education. The problem of violence is undoubtedly complicated, which explains why it must be addressed at its root: the family unit. Hence, creating strategies to be successful and effective in our efforts in being proactive in the call.

    Having our counterparts involved in the conversation is a must and a key to our success as Agents of H.O.P.E. Our partners allow our organization to focus more on and to invest in knowledge-based training, empowering sessions, entrepreneurship workshops, etc. – while bringing an overall special message of hope to many - particularly during our mission trips to Haiti, where the realities become more palpable and heart wrenching. We often encounter cases of domestic violence and sexual abuse we address heads on to change the narrative for those victimized by such diminishing human experiences.

    We give God the glory for our calling and for guiding our actions. It's a tremendous honor to be the voice of the voiceless and to join others in this ongoing fight. The work is heavy. We can only exist with the generosity of our partners, sponsors, and donors. The original vision was to have a Healing House in Haiti. That idea evolved to possibly creating and managing a HOPE Center here in the Atlanta Metro area. Despite the lack of funds, we have a duty to continue the work. We attempted to raise $50,000 in 2016 and 2017, respectively. We only met the targeted mark halfway, excluding the incurred expenses. We are aware of the required strategic shift, which must occur to make our desired outcomes more realistic and viable. We are working towards that. In the meantime, please donate towards our cause to alleviate the pain and suffering of many women.

    Violence in any forms towards another person is a deplorable crime with a face: your mother, son, aunt, friend, colleague, and so on. It is our firm belief that behavioral changes must start at home with honest conversations. We also trust that by improving the socio-economic landscape of women does yield positive results for one person, one family at a time. We sincerely desire to help women consider viable options to avoid becoming disempowered in abusive relationships.

    Contact us via email, Facebook Messenger, telephone and our website to donate and/or becoming official Agents of H.O.P.E. (a membership form is available).