Initially, the Joe Torre Safe At HomeÂ® Foundation focused its resources on awareness building through a local and national multimedia campaign. However, the Joe Torre Safe At HomeÂ® Foundation quickly determined that they want to educate children about violence so that children understand that they are not alone and that there is hope.
In 2005, the Joe Torre Safe At HomeÂ® Foundation opened its first school-based programming initiative, Margaret's Place, at Hostos-Lincoln Academy, Bronx, NY. Margaret's Place, a tribute to his mom, is a comprehensive program which provides students with a safe room in school where they can meet with a professional counselor trained in domestic-violence intervention and prevention. Currently, the Joe Torre Safe At HomeÂ® Foundation has ten fully funded and operational Margaret's Places in New York City and Westchester County. The sites are fully funded and have a minimum commitment of three years. – less–ZoomInfo