KRDO is teaming up with TESSA of Colorado Springs to raise money for the organization as it continues its mission to help victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Calls to law enforcement for domestic violence have increased by 50% during the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado, and local advocates say they need help with supporting the victims amid the massive increase in calls.
TESSA of Colorado Springs offers dozens of support programs, including counseling, housing, and educational opportunities for men, women, and children. The organization was established in 1977 in response to a need for resources at a time when domestic violence was considered a private matter.
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, we're asking for the community to support TESSA and "Stand Strong with Survivors."
As of 10 p.m. on Thursday, the "Stand Strong with Survivors" raised $16,454.