Friday, August 26, 2011

Tahoe Safe Alliance, Stopping Abuse for EVERYONE

Today I met with Liz Soto, a Residential Program Manager, for Tahoe Safe Alliance. Tahoe Safe Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence and trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. It is currently the only agency providing assistance to victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault in the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee region of California and Nevada and owns/operates the only safe house in the community.

The Mountain Rose Safe House is a comforting and welcoming home where women and children come to find a refuge. It is an empowering program which offers a wide variety of services to those who want to start a life free of violence. The safe house is a place where clients can collect themselves, look at their lives, assess their needs and plan for the future. It is a 60-day program that can shelter up to three families. Tahoe SAFE Alliance provides shelter, food, and day to day living essentials, allowing the families to save money towards independent living. This program also offers peer counseling, licensed therapy, intimate partner violence and sexual assault education, pattern-changing techniques, therapy-like art projects, financial literacy, advocacy and accompaniment to different appointments, transportation, children’s program services and legal assistance.

I am happy to say that Luggage of Love will be providing luggage to the families within this program.

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