Accomplishments/Timeline

1983 A small group of grassroots volunteers convened to start a program  for  sexual assault survivors
1985 Tahoe SAFE Alliance, formerly Tahoe Women’s Services, incorporated as a non-profit agency.  Tahoe SAFE Alliance mission is to reduce the incidence and trauma of domestic violence and sexual assault
1988 First Annual Chocolate Festival held
1995 November 1st opened the Mt. Rose Safe House for domestic violence survivors
1997 Started the Sexual Assault Prevention Program
1998 First free legal clinic offered to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
2001 Launched Capital Campaign to purchase the Mt. Rose Safe House; raised over $130,000
2002 With a grant from the California Emergency Housing and Assistance Program, purchased the Mt. Rose Safe House
2003 Agency budget exceeds $1 million dollars
2004 Produced Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues to a sold out crowd at Cal-Neva
2005 Launched Children’s Program to help kids who are victims of child abuse

Launched first Ski Day at Sugar Bowl

2007 Launched first Ski Day at Northstar-at-Tahoe
2009 First Annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

Collaborated with Project MANA on signature fundraiser, Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival

Started Endowment with Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation

Held First Annual Father Daughter Dance at Tahoe Biltmore to raise awareness about healthy relationships

2010 Started a Cash Flow Reserve Fund; Raised over $135,000

Received 2010 Non-Profit Achievement Award by North Tahoe Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with North Tahoe Family Resource Center and Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

Moved Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival to The Chateau at Incline Village, NV

2nd Annual Father Daughter Dance attended by 350 father/daughter couples

2011 Changed name to Tahoe SAFE Alliance, Stopping Abuse for EVERYONE

Raised $100,000 to start a new Transitional Housing Program and put new roof on Mt. Rose Safe House

Created new Client Services and Prevention Program Director position

Started the agency’s first male support group

Moved Kings Beach office to new “Community House” in collaboration with North Tahoe Family Resource Center to offer better service integration

3rd Annual Father Daughter Dance attracted more than 400 father daughter couples

Board member Courtenay Silvergleid Wallpe awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by North Tahoe Chamber of Commerce

2012 Became official owners of the Mt. Rose Safe House

Moved Chocolate, Wine & Roses to Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.  Festival raised in excess of $100,000 for first time in the event’s history

Held two sold-out performances of The Vagina Monologues at Truckee Community Arts Center; first production since 2007

Dedicated a Peace Pole to Town of Truckee in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

Agency’s Paul Bancroft awarded Inaugural Peace Prize by Truckee Tahoe Peace Project

Board member Dina Marshal awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by North Tahoe Chamber of Commerce

2013 Added Coping Skills & Kinship Support to the Children’s Program

Received certification to offer ‘Bridges Out of Poverty’ training for family strengthening and support

Collaborating with Nevada Attorney General on the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Instituted service integration at the Community House

Board member Daren McDonald awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce

Agency’s Jackie Dontcho awarded ‘Employee of the Year’ by North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce

25th Anniversary of Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival

Karen Carey, Executive Director, appointed Chair of Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence

 

 

2014

Created Theory of Change and Process Maps for all of our programs and developed and implemented ‘Efforts To Outcomes’ database in partnership with the Center for Domestic Peace

Paul Bancroft, Client Service and Prevention Program Director, completed a 18 –month Strong Field Leadership Development Program

One of four California state-wide recipients of the Close to Home grant

Direct service staff participated in several Cultural Proficiency trainings including:

–          Women of Color Network: “The 3-Tier System for working with Underserved Population”

–          Asian & Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence

A Prevention Program Educator participated in a panel for the screening of The Mask You Live In, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Created Public Service Announcement on Domestic Violence health crisis; aired on KTVN in December

Paul Bancroft, Client Service and Prevention Program Director, appointed to Board of California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

2015 Launched NO MORE Tahoe outreach campaign

Tahoe SAFE Alliance turns 30 and celebrates the nearly 20,000 community members served

Participating in the Service Enterprise model for improved and enhanced volunteer engagement and management. On-target to receive certification in 2016

All staff participated in public speaking training from Dramatic Strides Consulting

Announced partnership with Changing Strides to provide Equestrian Therapy to clients.

2016  Tahoe SAFE Alliance advocate, Viana Zucchet, awarded ‘Employee of The Year’ by North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her more than 10 years of service to the community

Board Member, Dianne Miller, awarded ‘Volunteer of The Year’ by North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce

Agency’s Penny Morris participating in the Women’s Policy Institute with California Partnership to End Domestic Violence member programs to better address the needs of domestic violence survivors during times of transition

Annual Ski Day at Northstar raised over $25,000

Paul Bancroft named Executive Director and Jessica Brown named Client Service and Prevention Director upon the retirement of Karen Carey on November 5th

Board of Directors launched the Carey Forward Fund in honor of Karen Carey’s legacy and more than 25 years of service to the community

 

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