Our Founder

Victoria Evans

“There is no greater reward than working from your heart, and making a difference in the world.”

Founder + Executive Director 

Victoria Evans lost her mom, Jeanette Anderson when she was 18, her mom was only 41.  Losing a parent is a traumatic event for anyone that hasn’t quite figured out life and still need guidance and nurturing.  but especially for children that Bereaved Youth Village was a thought for founder, Victoria Evans, after she and her 3 siblings lost their mother suddenly when she was 18 years old.  When her mom passed her family and friends did everything they knew to support her and her brothers.  After having children of her own and meeting other kids that experienced the loss of their parents it became more apparent that many had the common feeling of isolation and thoughts that no one understood their grief.  For many years she considered starting a non-profit for bereaved youth but for one reason or another it kept being delayed. 

 Then in October 2022, she tragically lost her dear cousin Dee with him leaving behind a six-year-old son.  She felt regret for delaying the vision and not having the support in place as soon as he needed it.  She is now the founder of the only non-profit in Texas that offers support to bereaved youth.

Events are an important part of Bereaved Youth Village because it gives the youth an opportunity to see the village that supports them in their grief. Often, children feel isolated in their grief and that no one understands.  Because the truth is, often the people around want to support button’t know what to say or how to support because they haven’t experienced such a significant loss.  

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