TESSA provides the only safe shelter and comprehensive healing services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Pikes Peak region. Through our 32-bed safehouse, 24/7 crisis line, Housing First, advocacy, counseling and children’s programs, as well as community outreach, TESSA strives to realize our vision of a safe community free of personal violence. Services are free and confidential.


TESSA’s programs are rooted in EMPOWERMENT and designed to guide clients through their journey from victim to survivor. Research shows that victims who receive emotional support and intervention from caring service providers have a greater capacity to overcome past traumas and break what is too often a cycle of violence. TESSA is uniquely qualified to support individuals and families through this critical journey.


Volunteers willing to attend training to become a confidential advocate and support survivors with safety planning and resource navigation; volunteers for community outreach events.

Did You Know

The Colorado Springs Police Department responds to 30 to 40 domestic violence and sexual assault calls — EVERY DAY.

“I’m so grateful for TESSA’s help in getting to this point in my life! Even if nothing happens to my abuser, I’m free! My kids and I are going to be okay.”
— Anonymous client who stayed in the shelter in 2017

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