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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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.

Call 530 544-4444 for Help

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.


Supporting People and Families in Crisis

With Your Help
We Can Change Lives

Join us in Raising Funds for an Educational Scholarship for Our Community!

We are raising money for an ongoing scholarship fund to benefit local students and matching scholarships for our survivors or the survivor’s children!

Thank you for your donation and for contributing to the success of the youth in South Lake Tahoe and Alpine County.

Scholarship Challenge

1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship.

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

Suky Perez is passionate about working with survivors of abuse and teens. She has recently taken it upon herself to complete 20 plus additional hours in training. Her drive to become an even better volunteer is admirable.

I feel proud to volunteer at an agency where education and further training is available and encouraged. I’m constantly empowered and reminded of the support that is provided as a volunteer. There are so many families that are affected by abuse and that need our help.

Spread Joy

From Your Family to Theirs

Gift A Christmas
to a Family in Need

Help Us Ensure Everyone Receives a Gift this Christmas. Choose a Wish List from Community Children, Mothers, and Fathers and Fulfill their Christmas Wish this Year. Ornaments available online.

November 23rd- December 11th


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Grab an ornament off the virtual Christmas tree at Live Violence Free and make a wish come true!

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