Live Violence Free is committed to promoting a violence free community through education and advocacy to address domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and basic needs.
We Commit to Honoring:
- Our clients by empowering them through compassionate and respectful support.
- Ourselves with mutual respect, understanding and appreciation.
- Our community by promoting peace and non-violence for a better life.
Live Violence Free . 2941 Lake Tahoe Boulevard . South Lake Tahoe, CA . 96150 . (530) 544-2118 . Crisis Line (530) 544-4444 . firstname.lastname@example.org
Current News and Events
Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Child Abuse Prevention Month Events April, 2013
April is nationally recognized as both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Our agency will be hosting several events throughout the month in order to shed light to some of the most severe and horrific acts of violence that occur in our own communities and across the globe. We will be heading out the month with our annual Freshies "Trading Places" Fundraiser where all proceeds from this fundraiser go towards serving survivors of sexual assault and child abuse. We will be hosting two free self defense classes throughout the month, both classes will be hosted at Escobar Training Grounds. The classes will be taught in collaboration with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and Escobar Training Grounds trainers and fighters Cory and Dori Escobar; come out and be trained by the best in Tahoe! We are also very excited to announce that we will be starting our very first Clothesline Project here at Live Violence Free this year in honor of the many victims of domestic violence,sexual assault, and child abuse. The Clothesline Project is a visual display of t-shirts with messages or illustrations designed by survivors of violence or supporters of non-violence.We will be hosting three t-shirt making workshops throughout the month in order to give a safe space for participants to work on their t-shirts in a group of other survivors and allies. We encourage that if you would like to participate but don't feel comfortable working with others on your t-shirt that you still come in if you need supplies and turn your t-shirt in before April 29th so that it could still be a part of our display. One of the workshops will be held on April 24th, which is nationally recognized as Denim Day; a a rape prevention education campaign, where community members, elected officials, businesses and students are asked to make a social statement with their fashion statement and on this day wear jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault. Please come join us on our 5th Annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser and enjoy a night of raffles, food and great company as our teams bowl for the children in our community! We hope to see you soon and please help us on our mission to create a violence free community!
Live Violence Free, alone served 208 clients that were under the age of 18 in 2012. Of these clients 34% of them were helped with cases regarding sexual assault. Our numbers directly reflect the national percentage of 44% that stands for the number of victims of sexual assault that are under the age of 18 (rainn.org). These numbers are a clear demonstration of the severity of these acts of violence that many of us tend to forget. We hope to shed some light on the issues of sexual assault and child abuse and in the process educate our community about the difference that they can make in their own lives and their communities. Please check out our events calendar for the month of April here.
Our 5th Annual Bowl-A-Thon was a complete success! Thank you to all of our teams and prize donors for all of the support, we couldn't have done it without you! It was a great night of fun, laughs and all for a great cause. Our teams showed their spirit in lays, grass skirts, bows and coconut tops all throughout the night. Thank you to Tahoe Bowl and the 11th Frame Diner for having us again for the 5th consecutive year. Thanks to all of these efforts our teams and raffle prizes raised over $6,600 at this years event. Great job everyone and thank you for the wonderful night!
Live Violence Free organized our first ever Clothesline Project; the completed project is a visual display of t-shirts decorated by survivors of violence and supporters of nonviolence. Our agency selected this project in order to increase awareness of the impact of violence in our own community and provide a space to celebrate the strength of survivors as they regain their voice. We hope that our display of over 120 shirts brings to light how real and detrimental violence is to our community and encourages victims to break their silence and find the help that they deserve.