The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation was created in 2002 by Major League Baseball Manager Joe Torre and his wife, Ali with the mission of educating to end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives. Joe suffered silently as a child growing up in a violent home. With guidance and support as an adult, he was able to come to terms with the harmful impact that domestic abuse had had on his own family. It is Joe’s hope that no child suffers as he did. He believes that every child deserves to feel Safe At Home and therefore it is the Foundation’s ambition to serve this vulnerable population.
The Safe At Home Foundation pioneered a unique idea: A “safe room” that would be integrated into schools, and staffed with a full-time, master’s level counselor. The program was named Margaret’s Place, a tribute to Joe’s mother. This comprehensive model works to promote healthy relationships and prevent abuse, while at the same time intervene with students currently living with violence in order to alleviate their trauma. Margaret’s Place incorporates individual and group counseling, school-wide anti-violence campaigns, a healthy relationship curriculum, peer leadership groups, staff and faculty training, and parent and family outreach.
In the fourteen years since its inception, the Foundation has educated over 55,000 of students, parents, school faculty about the devastating effects of domestic violence. There are currently thirteen Margaret’s Place sites open throughout the New York and Los Angeles Metropolitan areas.
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