About

Live Violence Free

HOW WE WORK

About Us

Please allow us to share a little about who we are with you.

Our Mission

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.

Our Commitment

At Live Violence Free, we commit to honoring:

  • Our clients by empowering them through compassionate and respectful support
  • Ourselves with mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation
  • Our community by promoting peace and non-violence for a better life
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Who We Help

Live Violence Free is the sole provider offering services to those individuals and families suffering from abuse within the communities of South Lake Tahoe and Alpine County.

What We Do

Live Violence Free offers shelter, counseling, housing assistance, legal support, and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.

All programs and staff are committed to providing culturally and linguistically responsive services, where victims are respected and empowered to make the best choices for themselves.

Our Story

1977
South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center Opens
South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center is opened by a handful of volunteers to provide a rape crisis hotline. It was a little two-room cabin by the library. That phone number is possibly the oldest and most vital service we provide.
1977
1980
Expanded Rape Crisis Hotline
Rape Crisis hotline develops into comprehensive services for sexual assault victims.
1980
1981
Domestic Violence Services
Domestic violence services are added, including a 52-week batterer’s program.
1981
1986
Child Abuse Prevention Services
Child abuse prevention services are added, including prevention education at local schools.
1986
1991
Emergency Shelter
The emergency domestic violence shelter is purchased.
1991
1995
Transitional Housing Program
The Transitional Housing program is started.
1995
1999
Headquarters Purchased and Expansion In Alpine County
Current business office building is purchased and services expanded in Alpine County.
1999
2001
Purchase Transitional Housing Property
The transitional housing property is purchased and the children’s play areas are built at the business office and the emergency shelter.
2001
2003
Purchase Transitional Housing Property
Domestic violence services are expanded to Alpine County and the Domestic Violence Response Team is established in collaboration with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office.
2003
2005
Provision of Legal Services
Legal program was added as another support service.
2005
2006
Remodel For the Transitional Housing Property
The transitional housing property is remodeled.
2006
2007
30th Anniversary
Celebrated 30 Years of dedicated service to the community.
2007
2007
Enhanced Services in Alpine County
Parenting program becomes available in Alpine County.
2007
2007
Parent to Parent Program
Parent to Parent Supervised Visitation & Exchanges program becomes available at the South Lake Tahoe Women's Center.
2007
2012
Name Change to Live Violence Free
The South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center changes its name to Live Violence Free in conjunction with the 35th anniversary.
2012
2017
40th Anniversary and Property Improvements
Celebrated 40 Years of dedicated service to the community and Remodeled emergency shelter, transitional housing, and main business office for ADA compliance.
2017
2019
Housing First Program Launched
Domestic violence Housing First program was added to our services.
2019