The Hope Foundation Associates Inc. will focus on crime victims and their needs, according to founders Jerry and Yong Pilkington.
All services of the Christ-centered network will be provided free to anyone who needs them, Jerry Pilkington says.
The network's mission includes:
Providing compassion and friendship to victims, treating them with love, respect, dignity and courtesy
Offering emergency aid, monetary relief and grants to assist victims
Giving therapeutic, psychological, legal and other professional counseling from volunteers
Providing immediate advocacy support
Publishing informational pamphlets and texts
Implementing a "court companion" program to accompany victims and assist during the trials of offenders
Assisting in the preparation of victim impact statements