TESSA, Colorado Springs’ nonprofit focused on preventing domestic violence and assisting women who are victims, saw more people in 2011 than in the previous year.
In its quartlery issue, “Be the Change,” TESSA executives reported having more than 100 additional hospital calls in 2011, and more than 10,000 nights of safe shelter provided to more than 400 women and children.
The group also gave telephone crisis information to more than 6,000 callers and reports that 87 percent of its budget went directly to client services – providing advocacy, counseling, safe housing, psycho-educational support groups to more than 2,000 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
TESSA has been working in El Paso County for 35 years. An overview of its community impact will be available at its website later this week.