Bringing hope and healing through support, advocacy and community enhancement.
Working today to change tomorrow!
The Issachar K Tigre Chinnery Foundation-Victims United Inc. Partners for Peace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2009 as a support program for survivors of homicide victims. Our objective is to intervene and provide support through a correlation of various outreach programs and services for survivors of homicide victims and other victims of crime.
This Foundation is a multi-facet organization working in partnership with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute to develop programs, activities, and initiatives that teach and work to instill the values of peace and enrich the lives of our young people. We assist and empower survivors with tools that can help them rebuild their lives. Our foundation attains to be an instrumental participant in restoring their communities through education, outreach, collaboration, and Policy Advocacy.
IKTC Foundation-Victims United Inc Partners for Peace is a Support Program for Survivors of Homicide Victims, focusing on the needs of survivors and the reality of murder and its aftermath.
The epidemic of youth violence in the United States Virgin Islands is taking a toll on the Territory’s health. It results in emotional and physical injuries, permanent disability, and death. It consumes enormous health care resources and will diminish and ultimately destroy the quality of life for individuals, families, and the entire community. By the criteria of the United States Department of Health, the United States Virgin Islands is a “distressed” community with problems that equals the national average according to recent reports on the homicide rate per capita. There is a need for immediate action on the behalf of survivors of victims of homicide, a psychologically scarred community, scattered across the Territory. This population is in need of specific and targeted intervention that starts with the death notification and goes far beyond the burial.
Survivors are fronted with tremendous upheaval and pain, which can lead to numerous difficult emotional and physical challenges. For these reasons, we've embarked on the journey to bring hope and healing through support and community enhancement.
"The journey of recovery is ongoing and laborious, but the Issachar K Tigre Chinnery Foundation-Victims United Inc. Partners for Peace will keep striving to be a beacon of promise, guidance, and care within our community and we can achieve so much more with your help."
To make available programs and initiatives that maintain our vision and commitment improve social well-being and to support and educate the community about the consequences of violence and alternatives to violence.
Social well-being cannot be achieved under the threat of violence, community unrest or the lack of essentials such as safe streets, housing and access to healthcare and other related services.
To create and support an environment where people are esteemed and their lives valued and where families can live in peace and unity.