We all deserve to be safe.
TESSA empowers victims and stands in solidarity with all citizens
of the Pikes Peak region against family violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Join TESSA at a variety of events throughout October that bring awareness to DVSA, honor those who have died, and celebrate survivors. For more details on specific events, CLICK HERE. Questions? Email or Call 719.785.6842.
October 1 | Brewer's Dinner
Chefs at Old Chicago will prepare 5 courses to be expertly paired with Bristol Brewery craft beers. Tickets are $40 and proceeds from the evening benefit TESSA.
October 3 | Silent Witness Reception
In remembrance of those who have died due to Domestic Violence in the Pikes Peak Region. Hosted by Cottonwood Center for the Arts and TESSA. Open to the Public.
October 3rd-31st | Community Silent Witness Displays
Throughout the month 45 Silent Witnesses, respresenting victims who died as a result of DV in the Pikes Peak Region will be on display in various locations throughout Colorado Springs. A list of Silent Witnesses and their display location in October is available here.
October 4th | Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Hosted by Fort Carson's Army Community Services and The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Iron Horse Park. More Info Here or at 719.526.8471
October 7th | Karma Hour at Bristol Brewery
$1 from every pint sold will benefit TESSA. 5PM - 9PM, 1604 S. Cascade Avenue.
October 8th, 9th, and 10th | Survivor Art Exhibits
Hosted by libraries within the Pikes Peak Library District, these exhibits will feature art created by DV survivors and will include a presentation about the art on display.
October 9th | Envisioning a World Without Violence
Hosted by Red Wind Consulting, One Nation Walking Together & TESSA. Info session on DVSA against American Indian and Alsaskan native Women. To RSVP contact Red Wind by Email or at 866.599.9650 Ext. 210.
October 10th | Clays for Kids
At the Izaak Walton Gun Range and hosted by BluSky Restoration. This event is a fundraiser for TESSA.
October 11th | Lights Camera Action Home Screening
Live blog, post and/or Tweet with members of the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence while hosting (or just watching) a film screening. Info here.
October 15th & 16th | DV Summit
Two-day summit focusing on the issues of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and featuring expert presentations and breakout sessions. Dr. Chris Kilmartin, key note speaker. This event is SOLD OUT. To get on the waiting list, click here.
Donated items are always appreciated.
Visit our In-Kind donations page for details and
a list of our most recent needs.
Keep Up with TESSA and the Issues
TESSA's Annual Holiday Shoppe
Putting Gifts in the Hands of Families in Need
Every year TESSA collects new unwrapped items from generous donors for our Holiday Shoppe. This event gives TESSA clients, adults and children, a chance to 'shop' for gifts for their loved ones. Gracious 'elfen' volunteers assist with wrapping and pulling together final touches for stockings. To learn how you can donate, collect items for TESSA, or volunteer, please clicke HERE.
TESSA Main Office Hours
MON through THURS | 7:30AM - 4:30PM
FRI | 7:30AM - 12:00PM
435 Gold Pass Heights | Colorado Springs 80906
Calhan Office Walk-in Hours
MON, TUES, THUR, FRI | 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Community Outreach Center | 328 Tenth Street
Cripple Creek & Divide Offices Walk-in Hours
(Cripple Creek) MON & WED | 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Aspen Mine Center | 166 E. Bennett Avenue
(Divide) TUES & THURS | 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Teller Co. Public Health Bldg. | 11115 US Hwy. 24
For HELP outside of office hours, please contact the
Crisis Line: 719.633.3819
TESSA is Proud to Partner With
Love is Respect provides peer mentors 24/7 online, by text and by phone for youth and young adults.