About Ms. Cooper
Yolunda R. Cooper, affectionately known as Rená by family and friends, had always been outgoing. She could light up a room with just her smile. No one knew that behind her smile, Rená was being abused by someone who had professed their love for her. Time doesn't stand still for anyone and after approximately fifteen years of being emotionally, mentally, physically and verbally abused, Rená thought she had no strength but she found it in God and prayed for an 'EXODUS' from her life of consternation. Rená found her VOICE which she had buried deep within long ago. After being thrown out of her home that she shared with her abuser, Rená built a new life for herself. But December 28, 2008 will be a day that she will NEVER forget. Listen to her testimony...
Seven years later, after sharing her testimony at a Domestic Violence Victory Walk, in honor of a friend that had lost her life to Domestic Violence, Rená is using her own VOICE. Both men and women continually reach out to her for advice, to congratulate her on her victory, for her assistance, and for prayer. After receiving three thousand views, in less than forty-eight hours, and encouragement from family and friends, Rená stepped out and got her VOICE back. This was the birth of 4 MY VOICE MATTERS, NFP. Rená travels the country to speak at life changing events and she also speaks in local venues and churches in the Chicagoland area.
Yolunda R. Cooper resides in the Chicagoland area with her dog, ‘Bentley’. She also assists in ministry when requested.
About the Name...
4 MY VOICE MATTERS, NFP is a testament that everyone has a VOICE. People that are abused, both male and female, are afraid to share with others what happens behind closed doors or even sometimes out in the open. Survivors of abuse, and people that are still in abusive relationships, are trying to find ways of escape. We HAVE A VOICE AND IT DOES MATTER! The number 4, instead of the word ‘for’, is a representation of how many times Rená was shot.