‘Me Too’ Means Sexual Assault is Everyone’s Cause

In her 36 years of public service, Elsa Granados has learned a lot about what it takes to end sexual […more…]

STESA Provides Support to Caregivers Preparing to Send Students to College

As summer winds down, many students are preparing to go to college. STESA congratulates all students for their success and […more…]

STESA Supports U.S. Senate’s Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act

The U.S. military reveals high numbers of sexual assault among its ranks. In 2019, the Pentagon reported that almost 21,000 […more…]

June is Pride Month

Each year, the month of June is dedicated to celebrating and honoring LGBTQI+ communities and individuals. Pride Month recognizes the […more…]

STESA Hosts 12th Annual Chocolate de Vine Fundraiser Virtually Featuring Founder of ‘me too’, Tarana Burke

Each year, Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) hosts a fundraiser celebrating two luxurious consumables: chocolate and wine. This […more…]

Standing Together to End Sexual Assault

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), an annual campaign aimed at raising public consciousness to consider sexual assault […more…]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This April commemorates the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) through several activities. Standing Together to End Sexual […more…]

March is Women’s History Month

In 1987, the United States Congress declared the month of March “National Women’s History Month.” This month-long celebration of women […more…]

A Two-Front Battle Against Sexual Assault

How do you end sexual assault across an entire community?  The answer, according to the leaders of Standing Together to […more…]

Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA)

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www.sbstesa.org
Phone: (805) 963-6832 ext 15
Executive Director: Elsa Granados

Mission

Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) – Formerly the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, empowers people through healing and social change to eliminate all forms of sexual violence. We are committed to transforming lives by providing services and education to meet the needs of our diverse community.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

As a sexual assault survivor, I know first-hand the importance of STESA’s work. I remember how alone I felt following my assault, and it’s something I’d never wish for another survivor to experience. STESA plays an essential role in providing expert crisis and long-term supportive services to survivors in our community. STESA staff members are compassionate and dedicated to healing and empowering survivors, preventing sexual violence, and creating social change through education. By giving my time and financial support to STESA, I know that I am supporting other survivors and transforming lives.
Melissa Guillen

Empower Survivors Through Healing and Social Change

The nightly news is filled with appalling damage caused by sexual assault to the individuals it touches and to our community’s well-being. Through the #MeToo movement, we have made important strides in support of survivors of sexual assault. Through this work, we hope that all perpetrators of sexual violence are held accountable for their crimes and that survivors receive the support and justice they deserve.

For this purpose, please consider making a gift. Your donation ensures that the women and men who have experienced the trauma of sexual assault have a place where they can receive the counseling, advocacy, and other support services that are crucial to the healing process.

Your contribution assists us in supporting our community-wide education programs that create awareness and intolerance for sexual violence. With these educational programs, we can create significant social change, which will lead to the elimination of this brutal crime.

Key Supporters

Ethan Bertrand
Margaret Connell
Harriet Eckstein & Alan Irwin
Fund for Santa Barbara
Debra P. Geiger & Eliot Crowley
Devon Geiger Nielsen
Ed Graper
Cheri Gurse & Carol Keator
The Manger Scout Fund
Montecito Bank & Trust
New Day Marketing
Stacey Risotti
Linda Sanders & One On One Fitness
Santa Barbara Foundation
Kate Silsbury
Tomchin Family Foundation
The Towbes Foundation
Nancy Weiss & Marc Chytilo
Wood-Claeyssens Foundation
Yardi Systems Inc.