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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.


Announcing the 9th Annual DV Counts Census
For the ninth consecutive year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducted its annual National Census of Domestic Violence Services on September 10, 2014 and recently released their analysis of that data in the report: Domestic Violence Counts: A 24-hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services.
Highlights from Tennessee include:
  • 868 Victims Served in One Day
  • 425 Hotline Calls Answered
  • 1,077 Educated in Prevention and Education Trainings
  • 81 Unmet Requests for Services in One Day, of Which 59% (48) Were for Housing
Learn more about the 2014 census 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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events & trainings

Annual Conference 2016

The Coalition is seeking proposals for conference workshops! Proposed sessions should be relevant, informative, and promote innovative techniques and best practices!

Download Workshop Proposal Form Here

For questions about our 2016 Annual Conference, or to submit a workshop proposal, contact

Katie Czerwinski



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.