40 years ago, TESSA was created in response to a volume of domestic violence-related calls to the local police department. On this Ruby Anniversary of TESSA’s inception, we’re excited to launch two new initiatives, Project LIFT and Housing First, to better serve the Pikes Peak Region.

We’re also celebrating with our 40th Ruby Anniversary Gala, and our inaugural 5K Survivor’s Run. Learn more below.

40th Ruby Anniversary Gala

September 30, 2017 | The Broadmoor

TESSA is excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary with a one-of-a-kind gala event. The evening will feature multiple performing and visual art displays sure to inspire and move all who attend. The event will also feature 40 movers and shakers who have been TESSA’s champions since our organization’s inception in 1977. Learn more here.

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5k Survivor’s Run

October 14, 2017 | America the Beautiful Park

TESSA is excited to host our inaugural 5K Survivor’s Run. 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. Learn more here.

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