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TESSA is unable to accept any used items as donations including: clothing, shoes, furniture, home goods, children’s toys/items, or any other used item. We are only able to accept items that are listed below on our Amazon Wish List and our COVID-19 Safehouse Needs as of 6/10/2020
If you have items that are on our needs lists that you are hoping to donate, please contact Ali at 719.362.0188 or [email protected] to schedule a donation drop-off. Thanks for understanding!

By the Numbers

It’s true that every contribution is a step toward changing lives. These examples illustrate only some of the impacts that our donors make for adults and children recovering from Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Stalking/Human Trafficking


Teaches a classroom of teens about healthy vs. unhealthy relationships and safe ways to intervene if they see or suspect a friend is being abused.

Provides safe shelter, basic living needs, case management and counseling services to a family of 3 for six weeks.

Pays for groceries for the 32 families staying in TESSA’s Safehouse for 2 months.

Gives 15 victims seeking emergency hospital care after an incident of abuse with 24/7 on-site advocacy and support.

Donate Now

Your donation is going to provide more youth outreach & community outreach, counseling services, advocacy services and housing assistance for our clients, legal assistance, and general needs to help those who are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking in the El Paso and Teller County regions.

Donations to TESSA are tax-deductible and life saving.

Use the form below to donate today or to set-up a monthly investment in the safety and wellbeing of adults and children in our community who are recovering from Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Stalking/Human Trafficking.
If you prefer to mail your donation, a donation form can be emailed or mailed to you.
Please contact Ali at [email protected] for more information.

  • Amazon WishList

    Our Wishlist is ever changing for our clients. Please check out our wish list to shop for current and urgent needs. We need your help to provide for those who need it. Amazon Wishlist

  • Colorado Gives is a year-round, online giving website featuring nearly 1,500 Colorado non-profit organizations. You can choose to give monthly or make a one time gift. ColoradoGives

  • Amazon Smile

    As you purchase gifts for family and loved ones, consider supporting TESSA by selecting us through Amazon Smile. 0.5% of your total purchase will be donated to the organization you have selected. AmazonSmile

In-Kind Donations

Here at TESSA we greatly value in-kind donations. As our needs are ever-changing we appreciate you taking the time to check out our Amazon Wish List and Current Needs. If you want to host a donation drive, please reach out to discuss with our Development Team. After you have reviewed our needs and guidelines pdf
please email Ali or call 719-362-0188 to schedule a drop-off time. For any other questions—reach out to Ali.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any used clothing at this time.

Needed Items for our clients

Imagine having to flee your home right now in order to protect yourself and/or your children. What could you grab on the way out the door without wasting a second? Probably not much. Most of the more than 900 women and children who find safe shelter in our Safehouse arrive with very little.

Amazon Wish ListCURRENT Needs

Needed Support for all Survivors

Accessibility to support services for survivors is paramount and for those ready to start new lives, the simplest things can mean the most. You can give someone the opportunity to get life-changing help or change their life.

Needed Services/Expertise

While we prefer to be thought of as a high-impact agency, they don’t call us nonprofit for nothin’. Prefer to donate your time and skills? Then let’s talk! We’ve been the grateful recipients of many services over the years, services that can be the difference between money spent on things and money spent on survivors. Here are a few ideas, but we’d love to hear what you have in mind whether it’s listed below or not:

• Interior Painting
• Printing of Informational/Educational Materials
• Handyman Projects
• Sponsor a Donation Drive


TESSA is continually looking for partners in the community to help us with current and ongoing needs. If you, your business, or a group you are a part of feel inclined to give to TESSA, please take a minute to read over the needs listed below!
Questions? Contact the Development Team at 719-362-0188 or [email protected].