CSBJ Best in Business | Nonprofit Organization
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Best Nonprofit Organization


TESSA Development Director Becky Treece said being recognized on the organization’s 40th anniversary is exciting.

“That’s awesome. It’s fantastic,” she said. “To know that readers still recognize that we have a value to the community after 40 years is very satisfying.”

TESSA’s 40 employees and handful of volunteers work to build a community without domestic violence and sexual violence, while striving to empower victims. TESSA was established in 1977 in response to a high rate of calls to local law enforcement from women threatened or assaulted by their partners. The organization is the only provider of confidential services specifically for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in El Paso and Teller counties.

“The work we do is seen as an issue by the community that they really don’t want to recognize or talk about, but we try to get it out there and make it part of the conversation,” Treece said. “The fact that our community has recognized us and believes in the work we do means the world to us. I want to give a great big Thank You to everybody that participated in this survey and believes in the work we do.”

Web: tessacs.org | Phone: 719-633-3819

2. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Web: cmzoo.org | Phone: 719-633-9925

3. Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado

Web: careandshare.org | Phone: 719-528-1247

Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, TESSA