TESSA was a program out of the School of Public health that collaborates with health providers, community resources, agencies and advocate services in the North Texas area to help screen for, identify and address the needs of interpersonal violence victims. TESSA is designed to give a voice to victims of interpersonal violence and help these individuals feel physically and emotionally safe, noticed and listened to. We welcome you to learn more about TESSA by exploring our website.
Originally a three-year demonstration project funded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health in 2015, TESSA has provided community and professional training, screening and services related to interpersonal violence. Additional funding was secured from the State of Texas Victim Assistance Division and again from the Office on Women’s Health in 2019.