Safe At Home has launched a new national awareness campaign called ‘End the Cycle’ that spotlights the pattern of domestic abuse and how to get help.

If you or someone you know is impacted by domestic violence, help is available. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or


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.


Save the Date! Our 15th Annual Gala on November 8th, is honoring Bank of America for their leadership in supporting domestic violence survivors and four-time New York Yankees World Champion, Tino Martinez.


There is help for you and your family. Call a national or local hotline for assistance. Remember, you are not alone. It’s not your fault!



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.



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.

  • The Margaret’s Place Room

    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.

  • Individual and Group Counseling

    is provided by a full-time Margaret’s Place Social Worker to students who have witnessed or experienced abuse.

  • A Violence Prevention Curriculum

    is taught over several weeks in classrooms and is designed to address specific knowledge objectives relative to violence and abusive behaviors.

  • School-Wide Awareness Campaigns

    mobilize the entire school community around themes of respect and violence prevention.

  • Peer Leaders

    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.

  • Staff Training

    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.

  • Parent Support

    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:

  • 94%

    of students said that they feel safer

  • 88%

    of students said that it is easier to talk to someone instead of keeping things to themselves

  • 91%

    of students said that they feel more confident and have better self-esteem

  • 95%

    of students said that they are more hopeful about their future


  • 15th Annual Gala
  • 2016 Annual Appeal
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Cipriani - 25 Broadway

Join us as we celebrate 15 years of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation providing healing and hope for children. Hosted by Ali and Joe Torre, the event will be honoring Bank of America for their leadership in supporting domestic violence survivors and four-time New York Yankees World Champion, Tino Martinez. All proceeds benefit the Foundation’s Margaret’s Place, both locally and nationally.

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.

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.

Thursday April 20, 2017
Hotel Bel-Air

On Thursday April 20th Safe At Home held its annual Los Angeles Dinner, at the Hotel Bel-Air. This year, the sold-out event hosted by Ali and Joe Torre, offered a change-up to the Major League Baseball theme with a nod to the National Basketball Association. Joe Torre and Bob Costas led a panel discussion with NBA Hall of Famers and Los Angeles Lakers greats, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and James Worthy. These all-time greats delighted guests with stories and highlights from their college and professional careers, and spoke of the environment of their championship teams as family that focused on lifting each other up rather than on individual statistics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • Yolanda B. Jimenez

    Executive Director

  • Tracy Weber-Thomas

    Associate Executive Director

  • Jessica Beemer

    Senior Program Supervisor (LA Office)

  • Ana Cerrato

    Project Manager / Executive Assistant

  • Jennifer Coppola

    Associate Director of Development

  • Ann Dean

    Director of Special Events

  • Myra Hellerstein

    R.I.S.E Program Manager

  • Jennifer Herbert

    Associate Program Director

  • Alan Kornblum

    Vice President of Development

  • Typhani Carter

    Vice President of Programs

  • Jocelyn Toner

    Project Manager (LA Office)

    Joe Torre

    Major League Baseball

    Alice W. Torre

    Community Volunteer

    Jim Redpath

    Cypress Associates LLC

    Margaret M. Janes

    Community Volunteer

  • Andrea Bernstein

    Community Volunteer

  • Joseph M. Cohen

    The Switch

  • Robert M. Devlin

    Curragh Capital Partners

  • Maury S. Gostfrand

    Vision Sports Group LLC

  • Tom Kushner

    Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

  • Edward Mady

    Dorchester Collection

  • Alison Petrocelli

    Community Volunteer

  • Gerry Polizzi

    Antecapio Investment Partners

  • Seth Ruthen

    Apollo Global Securities

  • Lori Sunkin

    MA MFT