TESSA IN THE NEWS
March 8 2019
Darryl Glenn joins TESSA of Colorado Springs as Chief Development Officer
Former El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn has been hired by a local nonprofit that serves domestic violence survivors.
FEb 27 2019
Safety grant helping outreach efforts to prevent incarceration
The Transforming Safety Grant wants to prevent folks from ending up behind bars.
At Tuesday’s city council meeting, the City of Colorado Springs shared a proclamation to celebrate the project’s success.
FEb 22 2019
TESSA in the Community
Courtney Sutton, Safety and Support Manager at TESSA, talks to Mike Lewis, on KRDO News Radio about TESSA in the community
Jan 4 2019
Violence Against Women Act lapses during shutdown, imperiling help for victims
The year 2018 was known for the #MeToo movement in which victims across the country rose up against sexual assault and harassment — ending careers for several powerful men implicated in the crimes — and encouraged others to follow suit.
DEC 20 2018
How to talk to domestic violence victims about abuse
Domestic violence thrives in the shadows of secrecy, making it difficult to talk to victims who may try to hide the abuse out of shame or fear. But experts in El Paso County and the Colorado Springs area say there are ways to approach the conversation if you suspect someone you love is being abused.
DEC 20 2018
5 mental health tips for the holidays
But the holidays can come with unique mental health challenges.
DEC 20 2018
Domestic violence in El Paso County: Leaders, advocates say small steps can equal big change | Part 4 of 4
Domestic Violence experts discuss a number of ways to help end abuse in Colorado Springs, but argue it will taken cooperation from the entire community to achieve. “Our community has stepped up to do that,” one official said.
DEC 19 2018
Domestic violence in El Paso County: Are offenders capable of change? One man’s transformation | Part 3 of 4
Three years ago this month, Geoff was just starting El Paso County’s Domestic Violence Court program after a 65-day stay in jail for violating terms of a permanent protection order.
DEC 18 2018
Domestic violence in El Paso County: It’s difficult to win protection orders against abuse | Part 2 of 4
El Paso County has the second highest number of domestic violence cases in the state, with 40 domestic violence homicides in the last five years, yet it’s one of the hardest counties in which to win protection orders to guard against that abuse, according to experts and records.
DEC 17 2018
Domestic violence in El Paso County: Records show we’re among worst in Colorado | Part 1 of 4
Editor’s note: This is part 1 of a 4-part Shattered Lives series on domestic violence in El Paso County.
NOV 23 2018
TESSA helping women, children
Women dealing with domestic and sexual violence and its repercussions turn to TESSA for assistance every day. This can be through the organization’s 32-bed safe house, victim advocacy, counseling, a 24/7 hotline, children’s programs and community outreach/education.
Oct 24 2018
Colorado Springs Health Foundation looks to prevent abuse with local grants
The Colorado Springs Health Foundation will award almost $600,000 in grants to nine organizations in El Paso and Teller counties working to prevent child abuse and support victims.
Oct 14 2018
AROUND TOWN: TESSA’s domestic violence/sexual assault prevention shares #MeToo spotlight
The impact of the #MeToo movement and the women openly speaking out was fresh on the minds of nearly 700 people at TESSA’s Sept. 15 Gala, “The Encore.”
Oct 5 2018
EDITORIAL: Let’s focus on ending domestic violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Perhaps one of the most heinous life’s potential crises is finding oneself living with an abuser in a relationship that is supposed to be about love.
Oct 4 2018
TESSA announces merger with Women’s Resource Center
Colorado Springs nonprofit TESSA has merged with the Women’s Resource Agency, combining services to women and their children who are victims of sexual and family violence.
Sep 27 2018
Kavanaugh hearing prompts questions on sex abuse reporting laws
“Not everybody is ready to make that decision at that point, especially. This is something that’s very traumatic that happens to you,” said Courtney Sutton, safety and support manager at Tessa.
Sep 26 2018
Sexual assaults reporting in Colorado Springs may not be higher after #MeToo movement
In 2014, the latest nationwide numbers say nearly 30,000 women have reported being victim to sexual assault or harassment.
Sep 18 2018
TESSA ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION
OF WOMEN’S RESOURCE AGENCY
Two of the most prominent nonprofit organizations that are focused on our area’s most vulnerable residents are combining forces to strengthen and broaden their mission and impact on the local community. TESSA and Women’s Resource Agency have confirmed their strategic initiative to begin integrating overall services starting immediately as a staged effort, with TESSA as the acquiring entity.
AUG 28 2018
TESSA Empowers Individuals Struggling with Abuse
Living Local on Fox21 News
TESSA of Colorado Springs focuses on empowering victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. For more information about everything TESSA of Colorado Springs provides, visit tessacs.org. Watch the video of Executive Director, SherryLynn Boyles by click on the button below