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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.


Two Ways to Support the Coalition in May!

Verizon Wireless will match every dollar donated to the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence during the month of May 2015, up to $10,000. Verizon officials are pleased to announce this matching fund, which began as a partnership between Verizon and The Coalition for The Big Payback, to support the Coalition and to encourage others to do the same. To donate, go here.

Also, vote for the Coalition as your favorite non-profit and we could win $1,000 in marketing and printing services from AllegraVote here.


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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Big Payback--May 5

Join us on May 5th for The Big Payback, a day of online giving to Middle Tennessee nonprofits. The Coalition is once again participating in this incredible event, which raised nearly $1.5 million last year! In honor of this special occasion, Verizon has stepped forward to match every gift given to the Coalition during the Big Payback--up to $10,000--so your gift will go twice as far! Please mark your calendar and join us!



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.