We are staffed by 20 enthusiastic and passionate individuals who are dedicated to serving Maury, Giles, Lawrence and Wayne Counties by providing an environment of healing and compassion to those whose quality of life has been compromised by the trauma of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking. Not only do we help victims regain strength and confidence by creating a safe and nurturing environment, but we provide support for the family and loved ones of those victimized.
Cindy started with Center of Hope February 2018. As Director, she present formal and informal presentations to individuals, groups, community agencies and partners to educate on domestic and sexual violence as well as inform of available services through COH. Her goal is to raise awareness of the issues of domestic and sexual violence in the 4 counties served, promote safety and violence free lifestyles, engage the communities in active discussion about issues related to victimization and raise awareness of the agency, its programs, services and events.
Brooke has served as Center of Hope’s Associate Director of Operations since April of 2005. As ADO, she is responsible for the overall management and operations of the finance, accounting, and administrative functions of Center of Hope; including planning and budgeting, audit and internal controls, financial report preparation, and general controllership. Though her role within the organization is mostly behind the scenes, she has learned a great deal about human emotion and the true meaning of trauma, advocacy and healing and considers it a great pleasure to know she’s played a small part in one of the biggest steps a victim can take.
Marsha joined Center of Hope in January 2019 as the Associate Director of Programs. As ADP, she composes grant submittals and reporting, is responsible for oversight, guidance, supervision, and support of staff as well as ensuring the clients we serve are receiving the best possible services available to them. She also works diligently to make sure the programs are running smoothly and effectively for clients and staff.
As HNM Case Manager, Rachel works with individuals served by Center of Hope to help them manage their finances and develop an action plan so that they are able to build an independent, successful life beyond the violence and trauma.
Aura provides a shoulder to lean for victims as she accompanies them to court for both civil and criminal domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking related issues and assists with Orders of Protection. Aura's goal is to be a liaison between the victim and the system, explaining to the victim the options that are available and making referrals when necessary.
Linda works diligently to have our Maury County shelter facility well maintained and running smoothly, but her primary goal is to ensure the needs of the residents are being met while living in a kind and compassionate environment.
Kristi is responsible for making sure our transitional apartments are well maintained as well as assisting our clients in building their organizational, housekeeping and cooking skills. She also works closely with both our clients and donors to ensure that all items donated by the community reach our clients.
Rebecca provides support, raises awareness and advocates for victims of sexual violence. Her goal is to help those experiencing this trauma by providing one-on-one support as well as hospital and court accompaniment.
The goal of this program is to ensure our children of Maury County have someone to speak with and advocate on their behalf. It will also work with the parent ensuring the child's needs are met and resources are available.
The goal of this program is to ensure the families of Giles, Lawrence, and Wayne Counties have safe environment. Brianna ensures the Lawrence County shelter facility is well maintained and running smoothly, but her primary goal is to meet the needs of the residents while living in a kind and compassionate environment.
Hollie started with Center of Hope September 2019. Her goal at Center of Hope is to serve individuals by helping them learn to manage their finances, develop an action plan, search for employment and housing opportunities so that they are able to build an independent, successful life beyond the violence and trauma.
Silvia started with Center of Hope in August 2019 to ensure all members of the Hispanic community needing our assistance have an advocate and a voice. She will provide shelter advocacy, case management, hospital accompaniment and court advocacy for individuals whose primary language is Spanish.
April provides a shoulder to lean for victims as she accompanies them to court for both civil and criminal domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking related issues and assists with Orders of Protection. April's goal is to be a liaison between the victim and the system, explaining to the victim the options that are available and making referrals when necessary.
Melinda started with Center of Hope in June of 2020 to serve those in Giles, Lawrence and Wayne Counties. Her goal is to provide support, raises awareness and advocate for victims of sexual violence. She will assist those those experiencing this trauma by providing one-on-one support as well as hospital and court accompaniment.
Cheri provides a shoulder to lean for victims as she accompanies them to court for both civil and criminal domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking related issues and assists with Orders of Protection. Cheri's goal is to be a liaison between the victim and the system, explaining to the victim the options that are available and making referrals when necessary.
The goal of this position is to provide oversight, guidance, supervision, and support for the employees in Lawrence, Giles and Wayne Counties while seeking and cultivate community partnerships aimed at facilitating a web of collaborative services working together to meet the needs of victims of domestic & sexual violence.
Katie has been with Center of Hope since December of 2018. As one of our amazing therapists, she plays one of the most valuable roles within the organization. She has an immense passion for the healing process and truly believes in the process of cultivating change. At Center of Hope her primary goal is to meet our clients where they are in their pain and then help empower them to move forward toward a more fulfilling life.
Jill has been a part of the Hope team since early 2015. A highly experienced therapist, Jill provides therapeutic counseling services for adult victims of domestic violence. Because of the dedication she and the rest of our counseling team exhibits, we are able to offer free, on-site, therapeutic services for those seeking healing from the emotional impact of trauma.
Center of Hope was founded in 1989 shortly after the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence determined that there was a need for emergency shelter and counseling for victims of domestic violence in Maury County.
Beginning as a grassroots movement in Columbia, Maury County’s largest city, Center of Hope first came about when the Columbia Business and Professional Women’s Association (BPW) teamed together with the Coalition to bring services to local victims of domestic violence.