to be safe.
We all do. That’s why TESSA empowers victims of partner and sexual violence to take back the life that is rightfully theirs.
It happens here. More than you think.
|domestic violence calls made to police daily in Colorado Springs|
More than a safehouse
Our Safehouse is just one of six major services we offer for victims of domestic and sexual violence. We also provide a 24-hour confidential crisis line, counseling, legal aid, programming for children, and outreach programs and presentations in the community.
It’s Not Okay Campaign Launch
“Everyone tends to focus on the victims,” says TESSA Executive Director SherryLynn Boyles. “People want to know ‘why don’t they leave?’ when we need to be asking ‘how can we stop the violence from ever happening?” “We are starting with a campaign that shifts that focus and says it’s never okay for someone to be abusive.”
24-Hour Safe Line
TESSA staff provides help in crisis situations, works with victims to create safety plans, and connects victims with other community services.
TESSA’s Safehouse provides shelter, food, case management, housing assistance, counseling, and support to female survivors and their children.
The TESSA team helps victims navigate the criminal justice system, provides legal assistance, and connects victims with community resources.
TESSA team members provide counseling, case management, support groups, and fun group activities for kids both in and out of the TESSA Safehouse.
TESSA Therapists provide individual and group psychotherapy, as well as therapeutic support groups for DVSA survivors.
TESSA offers confidential support and services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children.
Jessica was new to Colorado after fleeing her state to escape her violent husband, who had severely beaten and nearly killed her. She was not familiar with the resources available in the Colorado Springs region, so a family member referred her to TESSA. Jessica came to TESSA seeking help and information, which she quickly received through a confidential victim advocate.
Ready to be a champion for a violence-free community? Your donation of time, expertise and/or money will change lives.
For safe shelter or to request critical information contact TESSA’s Safe Line (24/7): 719.633.3819. For additional support and general questions contact TESSA’s Main Office: 719.633.1462.