restoring hope. changing lives.

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.

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SB 981-Norris /HB 1239 Miller – This bill creates a protocol for the collection of sexual assault evidence kits. The bill passed out of committee and is on its way to the House and Senate floors. *ACTION NEEDED*: Call your House  & Senate members and ask them to vote yes on this bill. Find My Legislator

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Safe and Sound

When her daughters found her, she was covered in blood and missing some teeth. After she got out of the hospital, she found he had taken everything. So she got help from her local domestic violence program, which supported her in getting a new job and finding a safe home for her and her daughters. Because of supporters like you, the Coalition was able to provide emergency financial assistance to help her close the gap and pay the deposit on her new home.

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events & trainings

Annual Conference

Please join us for TN Coalition's 2015 Annual Conference April 20-22, 2015. This conference reflects a commitment to improving services for victims of domestic and sexual violence and the prevention of domestic and sexual violence.

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The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & 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.