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Tennessee, again, ranks high in women killed by men

The state has 95 counties, but only 32 domestic violence shelters. Kathy Walsh, executive director of the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, said surveys of domestic violence shelters show the number one unmet need of victims is housing.

"We have to look at these rates and ask 'are there enough resources for women to get away and be safe," Walsh said. "If you don't have a safe place to go, and you stay with your children and the perpetrator, that increases the risk of homicide."

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Pearls & Pinstripes


The 4th Annual Pearls & Pinstripes Gala was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who attended to help raise money for the Coalition and our mission to end domestic and sexual violence. A special thanks to our host and presenting partner, the Tennessee Titans, for all of their support, work, and partnership in our mission. 

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events & trainings

Bystander Intervention Summit

November 29-30, 2016, Murfreesboro TN

The Tennessee Coalition and the State Department of Health are excited to announce the Tennessee Bystander Summit. The Summit will feature national speakers leading discussions centered on bystander intervention.

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The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is the leading voice for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Tennessee. Established in 1983 as a nonprofit agency, the Coalition is a statewide network of domestic violence programs, rape crisis centers, allied programs, and individuals working together to end domestic and sexual violence in Tennessee. We advocate for laws that protect victims of rape and abuse, train police officers, judges and frontline workers, provide life-saving services to victims, and partner with communities to prevent and end violence. We invite you to stand with us to improve the lives of survivors and create a world in which rape and abuse no longer exist.


The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is a nonprofit organization composed of community leaders and program members who share a common vision of ending violence in the lives of Tennesseans.