Due to the increased spread of COVID-19 in our communities, we are moving to remote services with limited in-person services.

Crisis Line Open 24/7 at 530.544.4444

Call (530.544.2118), Email ([email protected]), or Live Chat (click CHAT NOW) to speak to us or make an appointment


Empowering Choices, Inspiring Change

Live Violence Free believes in a survivor-driven model of empowerment - that means you are the expert in your own life. We respect the decisions you make, for you and your family’s well being. Our role is to help you achieve your hopes and goals for a future free of violence.

our mission

What We Do

Creating Choices For
You and Your Family

Live Violence Free is committed to promoting a violence-free community through education and advocacy to address domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and basic needs.

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We work to empower survivors, elevate their voices, strengthen our community, and stop the cycle of abuse.


our collective impact

We provide critical services to real people

Our success is made possible by caring individuals and dedicated organizations. From donating to volunteering, there’s a way for everyone to help change this community for the better. Live Violence Free doesn’t do it alone.
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Years Dedicated

Everyone Deserves
Happiness and Safety


We're Here to Help

Explore Our Services

Live Violence Free provides confidential support, legal services, counseling, and a safe place to stay for anyone and everyone impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. If you don’t feel respected and safe in your relationship, we are here for you.

Our support line is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by trained, compassionate advocates. Live Violence Free provides immediate support and can help intervene in an emergency.

When home is no longer safe, Live Violence Free offers survivors of abuse a place to find safety, support, and healing in our Confidential Shelter or Housing First Program.

The experienced and skilled legal team at Live Violence Free provides legal advice and representation to survivors of abuse. They are here to assist with protection order requests as well as other family law needs.
Live Violence Free counselors are experts in their field. They offer survivors of abuse a pathway toward healing through individual therapy as well as therapeutic support groups.


45 Years Of Service

Serving South Lake Tahoe & Alpine County

With Your Help, We Can Change Lives!

Help us raise $45,000 by the end of June to celebrate our 45 years of serving the communities of South Lake Tahoe and Alpine County. We have grown from a small group of concerned citizens who started a rape crisis hotline in 1977. We now service more than 5,500 individuals every year through our various and ever-expanding programs. 

Together, we can empower choices and inspire change.

Please Consider a Tax-Deductible Donation to Live Violence Free Each Year.

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Serving over 5500 community members each year!

Our Volunteers Have H.E.A.R.T.

Give us a piece of your heart and start making an influential difference today! We are always seeking caring community members like you to join our volunteer program!

I grew up in a home where I witnessed domestic violence as a young child. Years later, my mother started volunteering at a local shelter. From then on, I knew I also wanted to volunteer my time to help survivors of abuse. I began answering crisis calls for LVF, and I haven’t stopped volunteering since.

Star Volunteer of the Month

Larry Schussel embodies the meaning of being an amazing volunteer, and Live Violence Free is proud to have someone like him represent us in the community.

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1st annual

One Conversation Conference

Live Violence Free Presents the 1st Annual Virtual One Conversation Conference on May 20, 2022. 


The conference is focused on trauma & victim services. We encourage clinicians, therapists, social service professionals, victim advocates, educators, and students to attend.


Earn Continuing Education Credits & Register Today!

July is Live Violence Free
Awareness Month

Every year, LVF provides 6,983 services to survivors of domestic violence.

Our Valued Partners

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