Non-profit resources and presentations.



Prevent and reduce violent crime.



Survivor assistance & information.

Advocating for Victims’ Rights

You Have the Power is a driving force for victims of violent crime.

You Have the Power…Know How to Use It, Inc. is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to educate, advocate and empower individuals and communities who are impacted by violent crime. Now celebrating its 22nd anniversary, YHTP was founded in 1993 by former First Lady of Tennessee, Andrea Conte, to advocate for victims and educate the community to prevent violent crime. YHTP raises awareness about crime and justice issues through victim advocacy, community education programs, brochures, and documentaries. Based in Nashville, YHTP is funded through private donations and grants.

Learn more…

Powerhouse Award

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Honoring Virginia Trimble

City Winery

609 Lafayette Street

Nashville, TN 37203

Click here for more information


We’re in for the Big Payback- May 5th

middletennessee-1422502380.4025-bigpayback_2015 (1)The Big Payback is coming on Tuesday, May 5th and You Have the Power is excited to take part! The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide online giving day that celebrates Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and supports the work of nonprofits. This 24-hour online event will help organizations like us raise unrestricted dollars and bring awareness to needs in our communities. Plus, your gifts made during The Big Payback will be increased by incentives and awards for participating nonprofits, which may help us qualify for special prizes and bonuses. For more information, contact us or visit

Big Payback Video



IMG_0256Knowledge is Power!

If you would like a member of the You Have the Power staff to speak at your school, civic group, professional group, or other group, please e-mail us at or call us at 615-292-7027.