Our Mission and Story

Founded in 2002 by Ali and Joe Torre, Safe At Home provides services in schools to children exposed to violence in order to help them heal from trauma. Our mission is to educate to end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives.

Our Foundation

Safe At Home provides healing services to youth who have been traumatized by exposure to violence including domestic violence, child abuse, teen dating abuse, and sexual assault in order to empower them to live healthy lives free of violence.

We developed our multi-faceted school-based program, Margaret’s Place, with the understanding that protective factors can decrease or mitigate the harm associated with exposure to violence and complex trauma.  Our master’s level counselors help children to strengthen their resilience, let them know that they are not alone, and underscore that the violence is not their fault – all while providing a safe place in the school.  Margaret’s Place layered approach also raises youth consciousness about violence and it’s effects on individuals and communities.  At Margaret’s Place, we work to empower youth and help them find their voice.  We also provide training and consultation to school staff, families, and communities regarding trauma and its impact.

Joe’s Story

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.

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Financials

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The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation is committed to providing programs and services with financial efficiency and transparency at the highest level.

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Staff & Board

The Safe At Home staff and board are committed to helping children heal and thrive.

Staff

  • Tracy Weber-Thomas

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Typhani Carter

    Vice President of Programs

  • Hilda Aceves

    Regional Program Director (Los Angeles)

  • Brittney Calhoun

    Program Supervisor

  • Ana Cerrato

    Executive Assistant/Project Manager

  • Ann Dean

    Senior Director of Special Events & Development Operations

  • Myra Hellerstein

    Associate Vice President of Operations

  • Jennifer Herbert

    Associate Vice President of Programs / Recreational Therapist

  • Yingdan Huang

    Accounting Manager

  • Pamela Krasner

    Senior Program Advisor

  • Jennifer Coppola Mastri

    Senior Director of Development

  • Jason Musni

    Manager of Development Stewardship & Content

  • Rachel Quiles

    Director of Digital & Prevention Programs

  • Rose Robles

    Program Supervisor

  • Eleni Schoenbeck

    Director of Data Services & Analytics

  • Aaron Stern

    Manager of Grants and Foundation Relations

  • Jocelyn Toner

    Director of Donor Engagement

Board Members

  • Co-Chair, Joe Torre

    Major League Baseball

  • Co-Chair, Alice W. Torre

  • President, Michelle Gittlen

    GPR Inc

  • Treasurer, Frank P. Longobardi

    Retired Partner Consultant CohnReznick

  • Secretary, Tom Kushner

    Dean, Curtis L. Gerrish School of Business | Endicott College

  • Michael Ball

    Two Sigma Investments, LLC

  • Andrea A. Bernstein

    Retired Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

  • Joseph Cohen

    The SWITCH

  • Robert Gaynor

    Capital One / GE Capital

  • Alejando J. Gomez

    The Coca-Cola Company

  • Maury S. Gostfrand

    The Montag Group

  • Margaret M. Janes

    Formerly Pfizer, Inc.

  • Edward Mady

    Dorchester Collection

  • Robert Murray

    Retired CEP Graham Capital Management

  • Alison Sanders Petrocelli

    Attorney

  • Gerry Polizzi

    Bank of America / Merrill Lynch

  • James S. Redpath

    Cypress Associates, LLC

  • Matthew Roux

    Millennium Management LLC

  • Seth Ruthen

    Apollo Global Securities

  • Deborah Sternberg

    Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rogue

  • Lori Yve Sunkin, MFT

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Michelle Taylor-Jones

    Manulife Financial

  • Ronald W. Turner II

    Turner Brown LLC

  • Ed Wolterman

    American Mortgage Service Company

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