TESSA provides comprehensive healing services for victims of DV/SA throughout the Pikes Peak region. Services include our safehouse program, 24/7 safe line, confidential advocacy, counseling services, and childrens’ programs as well as community outreach and educational programming. Through these programs and services, TESSA strives to realize our vision of a community free of violence.
TESSA supports clients through the transition from victim to survivor, while empowering each client to create a future of self-sufficiency and safety. Research indicates that the intervention of trauma by caring service providers impacts the likelihood of victims surmounting traumatic experiences. TESSA aims to provide that support. We are committed to continued training and growth as to best serve our community.
All donations will support TESSA’s various programs. We also accept donations of gift cards, vouchers, personal care items, home goods, and children items for our clients and safe-house residents.
CSPD responds to over 40 DV/SA calls daily. Last year alone, TESSA served more than 15,000 victims and provided more than 11,000 individual nights in our safe-house.
“Because of TESSA, I was able to escape from an abusive marriage and go on to graduate from college with Suma Cum Laude honors, own my own business, and just got my offer approved on a house.” — Anonymous client who stayed in our shelter in 2018.