BENEFITING: THE JOE TORRE SAFE AT HOME FOUNDATION
Safe At Home provides services to children exposed to violence in order to help them heal from trauma. Our focus includes domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, teen relationship abuse, and community violence.
Joe Torre grew up in a home affected by domestic violence, and for much of his upbringing he felt at fault, he felt worthless, and he felt ashamed. In adulthood, he began to speak openly about his experiences with domestic violence, and he came to realize that too many children live in fear and are also unaware of how to seek help. Joe and his wife, Ali, founded Safe At Home in 2002.
Margaret’s Place is Safe At Home's signature program. We implement safe rooms in schools, "Margaret's Places" to provide support, education, and hope to children who are victims of violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Exposure to violence, without timely intervention, has significant and damaging long-term effects like increased risk of social isolation, school absenteeism, drug use, anxiety, juvenile delinquency, and suicide. Margaret's works to prevent these effects by providing hope and empowering our youth.
Visit www.joetorre.org to learn more, seek help, or donate.