Helping Operations for People Empowerment (H.O.P.E.) is a faith-based 501(c3) organization that was incorporated in July 2006, and received its 501(c3) status in April 2009. The brainchild of the late Rev. Dr. Frederick G. Sampson II, H.O.P.E. serves as an extended hand to the community to meet developmental, social, and spiritual needs.
To empower people -- within the Detroit community it serves -- to change from “brokenness” to “wholeness” That through restorative practices we strive to eliminate the barriers that impede the progress of those affected by the injustice of the judicial system in our communities.
We believe that promise and opportunity are transformative. Our objective is to provide clinical transition and community-based social support services to formerly incarcerated Detroit residents that will empower them to positively transform their lives and reduce recidivism.
We. strive to strengthen families through education, and developmental programs and services. We will promote the health and wellness of youth, adults and the elderly, with special attention to at risk populations. To achieve these goals, we will:
President, C.EO - H.O.P.E.
Currently CEO/President of H.O.P.E. I also serve as the Community Outreach Minister for Tabernacle Missionary Baptist church in Detroit, in addition to serving (for the past 30 years) as the Jail and Prison Minister for the church. I am proud to make a impact on the progress of the Formerly Incarcerated by assisting them in their journey back into society.
Shirley W. Tolliver is Secretary of Helping Operations For People Empowerment H.O.P.E. A longtime Community Activist, Education Advocate, and Social Activist. She is a Precinct Delegate, where she registers people to vote, and keeps them informed of Civic information. She currently holds the position of President of the South Redford Board of Education. Ms. Tolliver has a passion for serving our Children. Her Motto is working Towards a Better Education Today for Brighter Children Tomorrow. She holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing.
A Retired GM Engineer, I have been a H.O.P.E. Board Member for the past ten years, I have brought my gift of working with youth, men and women who deserve that second chance. Also, a Board Member at Berkshire Estates at Heritage Village Condo Assoc. As a Member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, I serve in the Bus Ministry, Men & Boys Ministry, and Autumn Fellowship volunteer (deliver meals on wheels for thee elderly).