V.O.I.C.E.S. empowers, supports, and renews hope of sexual assault victims through holistic, wellness, and therapeutic support. Allowing them to find their voice, as they take the healing journey from a victim and become a survivor. “There is POWER in your story!”
Vision & Goals
To encourage and inspire the nation to recognize the need of therapeutic program facilities and support for rape and sexual assault victims. Providing programs that will allow victims to start their healing journey as they become survivors. To build 4-6 nationally recognized therapeutic program facilities that will allow us to better achieve our mission and vision.
Victim: After the trauma of being sexually assaulted or raped, an individual becomes a victim of the crime.
Reach Out: In your own time, you will reach out to someone. It could be your best friend, your mom, a counselor, or reporting the crime to law enforcement. You decide who you reach out to and share this traumatic experience with.
Invest in Yourself: You will start to invest in yourself. This is different for everyone, but investing in yourself can be taking up running, doing yoga, being mindful of what you eat, attending church, going to therapy or even deciding to go back to school. You decide what investing in yourself looks like for you.
Gain Control: Once you have started to invest in yourself, you will feel that you have gained back your control. Your control and power might have been taken from you at one point but you have gained control back. You are in control of your life.
Empower Others: When you feel that you have gained back that control, you will feel empowered and want to start empowering others. As you empower others and start helping them through their healing journey you have now become a…
Survivor: You have gone through the healing process on your own time and terms and you have come out on the other side. You have found your voice and shared your story. You are a SURVIVOR and “There is POWER in your story.”
Executive Director/ President
Founding Board Member
Christy Hinnant is an 8-year US Army Veteran, rape survivor, activist, advocate and the current Mrs. Universal 2020. In 2005, she was sexually assaulted by a stranger at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Through the years she struggled with the aftermath of the assault; the PTSD, the shame, feeling alone, and not knowing what was next. She struggled with ineffective counselors and the justice’s system not doing their job. Although there are certain resources available to sexual assault victims after an assault there isn’t a place for them to go and heal. Christy’s passion to help others and create that healing safe space grew.
After the military Christy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and she is currently a full-time graduate student pursing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health at Southern New Hampshire University. In 2019, V.O.I.C.E.S. Against Sexual Assault was born. Helping rape and sexual assault victims go through the healing process as they find their VOICE and become SURVIVORS.
Director of Operations
Founding Board Member
Master Sergeant Jesse Hinnant works as a Senior Human Resources Manager for the United States Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Jesse enlisted in the Army in 2001 as a Personnel Administration Specialist and has deployed multiple times in support of military operations to Kosovo, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.
Jesse graduated from Post University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management and is a certified Master Resilience Trainer, Associate Professional of Human Resources, and Project Management Professional.