Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman will experience violence by a partner.

Domestic violence thrives in silence. To support victims and survivors, and prevent domestic violence in the future, we all need to normalize it by talking openly about it. Having an informed conversation about domestic violence requires an understanding that it’s much more than physical abuse – and why ‘just leaving’ isn’t so simple for survivors.

Sierra Community House (previously Tahoe SAFE Alliance) has been providing support, safety and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence since 1985.  We operate the community’s only 24-Hour Community Helpline and safe shelter for adults, children and their pets who are actively fleeing a violent home environment. We advocate on behalf of survivors and their families and help them on the path to safety and healing.

The agency has also adopted the Close to Home community mobilization model to engage with youth and adults in our community about violence prevention and other issues affecting Truckee-Tahoe.  This Violence Education and Prevention Program facilitates projects such as creating community spaces for gathering, developing health, wellness and outdoor activity groups, and providing an opportunity for activism and making change in our community.  To learn more or get involved click here.

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