Margaret’s Place

Cur­rently reach­ing kids in nine schools and two com­mu­nity cen­ters in New York, New Jer­sey and Cal­i­for­nia, Margaret’s Place, a trib­ute to Joe Torre’s mother, Mar­garet, pro­vides mid­dle and high school stu­dents with a “safe room” to talk to each other and a pro­fes­sional coun­selor trained in domes­tic vio­lence inter­ven­tion and pre­ven­tion about violence-related issues.

Margaret’s Place Counselors

Margaret’s Place Coun­selors are bea­cons of hope for stu­dents strug­gling with vio­lence in their homes, schools and com­mu­ni­ties. The coun­selors are daily reminders that there is help and that these young peo­ple are not alone.

Margaret’s Place Coun­selors are always work­ing to cre­ate a safe room and a safe school. They pro­vide indi­vid­ual and group coun­sel­ing, con­duct school-wide anti-violence cam­paigns, train stu­dents, staff, teach­ers and admin­is­tra­tors and over­see the peer leaders.


Peer Leaders

Margaret’s Place Coun­selors work with stu­dents who want to add their voice to the program’s mes­sage of anti-violence. Peer Lead­ers are ambas­sadors for the Margaret’s Place within their school community.

The Coun­selors train the stu­dents to serve as role mod­els and advo­cates of anti-violence. They learn and then edu­cate their peers to rec­og­nize the signs of healthy rela­tion­ships ver­sus unhealthy rela­tion­ships, domes­tic vio­lence and non-violent con­flict resolution.

Peer Lead­ers work to cre­ate greater aware­ness and under­stand­ing of the impact of domes­tic vio­lence and violence-related issues on the school community.

Please con­tact the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foun­da­tion at (212) 880‑7360 if you’d like to find out more.

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