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.
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Resources for COVID-19
At TESSA, we are doing our best to serve you as we face these uncertain times. We are stronger together, but distant. We are not far away and are only a moments call away or a click away. As we learn more about COVID-19, we are also learning how it can impact you, and our work to support you.
Below is a link to resources and recommendations in our community to help as it relates to you and our work to end domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.
Holiday Shoppe helps more than 100 families annually, providing the opportunity for adults and children to exchange gifts during the holiday season as they work with TESSA to build lives of safety and self-sufficiency. TESSA clients are invited to shop from a variety of new items (all donations from our generous community) and of course, all shopping is free. Guardians can also have the gifts they’ve selected wrapped so they leave ready for their holiday celebration.
TESSA’s Annual Fundraiser
With Pasta on the Porch, we brought the pasta to you! We hoped to raise $30,000 and on August 29, 2020 ended up raising $45,917!!!! Which will help us to continue to support our clients and their children through the pandemic and through every day life of being a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or human trafficking.
Women’s Resource Center Closure
An Announcement for our Partners, Employees and Clients:
Women’s Resource Agency, Inc. – our satellite location at Citadel Mall – is now permanently closed. Previously the Women’s Resource Agency, the WRC focused primarily on supporting women of all ages entering or re-entering the workforce through providing programs, services and training in hopes of building meaningful career opportunities and success. As we reflect on our mission to support victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking, we at TESSA have decided to re-center our efforts to continue to foster a community free of violence.
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.
Youth & 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.
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.