You deserve
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.



“Most Memorable Gala”

Months after this gala, many of the 750 who attended were still brought to tears or lumps in the throat remembering parts of an unforgettable evening. TESSA’s work is, by its nature, heartbreaking as it empowers victims of domestic violence and continues work to slow sexual assault. This anniversary acknowledged 40 years of work and the dream for a less violent future…

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Voted “Most Memorable Gala” in the Best of the Springs- The Gazette- TESSA’S 40 years Ruby Anniversary Gala


Upcoming Events

The Encore

TESSA is proud and excited to announce that we will celebrate our 41st anniversary with a one-of-a-kind gala on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Head over to our Encore Event page for more details

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5K Survivor Run

TESSA is excited to host our 2nd annual 5K Survivor’s Run on October 13, 2018 in America the Beautiful Park. This will be a space for survivors of domestic and sexual violence to run – or walk! – together in solidarity, alongside their family, friends, and a community of supporters. Please consider joining us solo or with a team to show vocal and visible support for survivors of interpersonal violence in the Pikes Peak Region.

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24-Hour Crisis Line

TESSA staff provides help in crisis situations, works with victims to create safety plans, and connects victims with other community services.

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The Safehouse

TESSA’s Safehouse provides shelter, food, case management, housing assistance, counseling, and support to female survivors and their children.

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Victim Advocacy

The TESSA team helps victims navigate the criminal justice system, provides legal assistance, and connects victims with community resources.

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Children's Program

TESSA team members provide counseling, case management, support groups, and fun group activities for kids both in and out of the TESSA Safehouse.

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Counseling

TESSA Therapists provide individual and group psychotherapy, as well as therapeutic support groups for DVSA survivors.

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All Programs

TESSA offers confidential support and services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children.

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Survivor Story

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.

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Give help

Ready to be a champion for a violence-free community? Your donation of time, expertise and/or money will change lives.

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Get Help

For safe shelter or to request critical information contact TESSA’s Crisis Line (24/7): 719.633.3819. For additional support and general questions contact TESSA’s Main Office: 719.633.1462.

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