Hope for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
TESSA strives to realize our vision of a safe community free of personal violence for all. We seek to accomplish this goal this in a variety of ways:
1. Provide immediate safety for women, children and other victims escaping abuse through our safehouse.
2. Empower survivors through our advocacy and counseling programs.
3. Create a safer future through education and outreach to schools, businesses, and other organizations.
Domestic violence and sexual assault are not easy topics to address, but with 1 in 6 households affected by domestic violence, and 1 in 4 women in Colorado becoming victims of sexual assault, it is a prevalent social ill that our friends, neighbors, and coworkers face every day.
TESSA provides training sessions for businesses, churches, schools, and other organizations. Presentations are customized to fit the needs of your particular organization and audience. Topics may include Teen Dating Violence, Healthy Versus Unhealthy Relationships, "It's Your Business" (a comprehensive understanding of the effects of domestic violence on the workplace), or Spiritual Abuse. Please contact our Community Outreach Liaison to explore ways that we might educate your group or organization. For more information, contact Michelle via email, or phone 785-6842.
Please note that the Outreach link will not direct you to assistance if you are seeking help with domestic violence or sexual assault. For immediate advocacy assistance, contact the Crisis Line at 719/633-3819. For email inquiries which will be responded to in two business days, please click here.
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Check out our 2012 Community Impact Report
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TESSA is a proud recipient of the 2012 Mary Kay Foundation grant.
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TESSA Office Hours
Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
If the main office is closed and you need assistance, please contact the crisis line:
Several staff members from TESSA joined a committee to create this video, in the hopes of raising awareness and ending child abuse in the community. Check it out!
Bus Passes Needed!
TESSA has an immediate need for bus passes to get clients to and from work, daycare, job interviews, and appointments with community advocacy partners. Please consider a donation. The Adult 22 Ride tickets that are most helpful to us can be purchased for $35 at the link below. Please contact our Safehouse Manager at 719/633-1462 with any questions.