The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a 3-year, $1.33 million grant from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. This funding will allow us to open new Margaret’s Place programs in two Washington Heights schools, providing a safe space for youth impacted by violence, and partnering with the community to offer our trauma-informed services to entire families.LEARN MORE
Safe At Home provides services to children exposed to violence in order to help them heal from trauma. Our focus includes domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, teen relationship abuse, and community violence.
Our 14th Annual Gala on November 10th, provided the opportunity for us to highlight the important work of the Safe At Home Foundation, honor MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Jr., for baseball’s Domestic Violence Policy, and celebrate the 1996 Yankees Championship.LEARN MORE
Growing up in a home where there was domestic violence was very difficult and left lasting scars. Although I didn’t realize it then, I used to feel like the abuse was my fault. I felt helpless and alone. For many years, I felt ashamed and worthless. As an adult, I began to speak openly about my childhood experience with domestic violence. As I gained the understanding and knowledge that too many children live in fear, are unaware of how to ask for help, and suffer the same debilitating fear that I and my family had, my wife, Ali, and I founded the Safe At Home Foundation in 2002.READ OUR FAQS
Educating to end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives by providing intervention and prevention programs via our signature program "Margaret's Place".
Importance of Margaret’s Place
Exposure to violence, without timely intervention, has significant and damaging long-term effects like increased risk of social isolation, school absenteeism, drug use, anxiety, juvenile delinquency, and suicide. However, there is hope. These effects can be mitigated by having safe spaces, like Margaret’s Place, for youth in which they are empowered to share their story alongside the presence of a supportive adult.
is a dedicated safe room in schools where students can go to talk or “hang out” in a comfortable environment that feels safe to them – a place where respect and confidentiality are the rule.
is provided by a full-time Margaret’s Place Social Worker to students who have witnessed or experienced abuse.
is taught over several weeks in classrooms and is designed to address specific knowledge objectives relative to violence and abusive behaviors.
mobilize the entire school community around themes of respect and violence prevention.
are youth ambassadors for Margaret’s Place and are trained in public speaking, conflict mediation, and violence and abuse and play an active role in educating their peers.
provides teachers, administrators, and support personnel with an overview of domestic violence, how it impacts youth, and what to do if family violence is suspected.
includes counseling groups, informational workshops, and referrals and resources for parents and families exposed to violence.
Safe At Home has reached almost 60,000 children, many of whom are directly impacted by violence in their homes, schools and communities. Because of the counseling they received at Margaret’s Place:
of students said that they feel safer
of students said that it is easier to talk to someone instead of keeping things to themselves
of students said that they feel more confident and have better self-esteem
of students said that they are more hopeful about their future
- 2017 Los Angeles Dinner
- 2017 Annual Celebrity Golf & Tennis Classic
- 2016 Annual Appeal
Thursday April 20, 2017
We are excited to host our Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation Annual LA Dinner at the Hotel Bel-Air in Beverly Hills on Thursday April 20, 2017. This year’s event, will provide the unique opportunity to enjoy Bob Costas and Joe Torre reminiscing with NBA Hall of Famers and Los Angeles Lakers legends, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and James Worthy.
We hope you will join us at this exciting event for an evening filled with stories and personal memories from some of sports’ most admired athletes.To learn more, please contact Alan Kornblum at (212) 880-7360.
Thursday July 27, 2017
Sleepy Hollow Country Club
Join us for our 2017 Annual Celebrity Golf & Tennis Classic. Sports legends, celebrities, excitement, fun, and breathtaking views await! To learn more, please contact Alan Kornblum at (212) 880-7360.
Since 2002, Safe At Home has reached almost 60,000 children, many of whom have experienced or witnessed violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Your donation to our Annual Appeal helps us to continue to provide our much needed services to children that suffer from violence related trauma.
During this time of the year countless organizations are reaching out to you for support. We ask that you please consider ours.DONATE
14th Annual Gala
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation held its 14th Annual Gala on Thursday, November 10th at Cipriani, 25 Broadway, with almost 500 guests. Hosted by Ali and Joe Torre, and emceed by MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds, the evening offered engagement and insight into the work of the Safe At Home Foundation and provided the opportunity for the Foundation to honor Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred Jr., for the Domestic Violence Policy instituted in baseball in 2015. Raising over $1.5 million for Safe At Home’s thirteen Margaret’s Place programs in New York, New Jersey and California, the event also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 1996 World Champion Yankees.LEARN MORE
October 2016 Awareness Campaign
During the month of October, Margaret’s Place Peer Leaders, Alumni Interns and Counselors conducted a school-wide campaigns focused on domestic violence awareness at our 13 locations. Their outreach efforts centered around the theme of how to be an ally and how to help a friend who may be experiencing abuse.LEARN MORE
Minor League Safe At Home Awareness Nights
This summer Safe At Home partnered with two minor league teams to host "Safe At Home Awareness Nights" raising awareness about domestic violence. In June, Joe made a special appearance at the Staten Island Yankees game and was interviewed on-field by Borough President James Oddo about Safe At Home's work helping children. In August, the Brooklyn Cyclones hosted a celebrity softball game, where Joe was joined by Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly of Good Day New York.LEARN MORE
2016 Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation Celebrity Golf & Tennis Classic
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Our 2016 Celebrity Golf & Tennis Classic took place on July 21st and was a great success! Thanks to the many individuals, corporations and businesses that donated their time, energy and resources, this event brought in over $375,000 that helps us to sustain and expand our Margaret’s Place programs nationwide.LEARN MORE
2016 LA Dinner
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Safe At Home® held its “All-Star Evening” on Thursday, April 28th at the spectacular, Hotel Bel-Air in Beverly Hills. Hosted by Ali and Joe Torre, the event raised over $400,000, which will enable Safe At Home to continue to provide young people with the help and support they need to live a life free of violence.LEARN MORE
Yolanda B. Jimenez
Associate Executive Director
Senior Program Supervisor (LA Office)
Project Manager / Executive Assistant
Associate Director of Development
Director of Special Events
R.I.S.E Program Manager
Associate Program Director
Vice President of Development
Project Manager (LA Office)
Major League Baseball
PRESIDENTAlice W. Torre
Cypress Associates LLC
SECRETARYMargaret M. Janes
Joseph M. Cohen
Robert M. Devlin
Curragh Capital Partners
Glenn C. Finn
Tweedy, Browne Company LLC
Maury S. Gostfrand
Vision Sports Group LLC
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Apollo Global Securities