Welcome to your Third Space.
"Third Space" is a term used in sociology, originally coined by Ray Oldenburg, that identifies a place of community. If your first space is your home, and your second space is your work, then your third space are those places where you find community with others. A place that shapes and inspires you.
First space - home
second Space - Work
Third Space - Community
We Love Colorado Springs!
On our "We Love COS" wall in the shop, we focus efforts to support, highlight, and tell the story of a local non-profit organization working to make our city a better place to live. People matter to us - their lives, their hearts and their healing. We feel a strong responsibility to help fill the margins of our culture and bring beauty to people's lives.
Featured Non-Profit: TESSA
TESSA’s mission is to help women and their children achieve safety and wellbeing while challenging communities to end sexual and family violence. TESSA was established in May 1977 in response to a high rate of calls to local law enforcement from women threatened or assaulted by their partners. At the time, Domestic Violence was considered a private matter and resources were difficult to locate, if they existed at all. With assistance from within the legal and philanthropic communities TESSA ermerged as an information provider and resource referral service. That initial effort has evolved into a multi-faceted agency that includes a confidential Safehouse, Victim Advocacy, Counseling and Children’s Programs, a 24/7 Crisis Line, and Community Outreach and Education. Through these efforts, TESSA strives to realize our vision of a community free of personal violence for all.
Find out more by visiting their website at tessacs.org or by visiting our "We Love COS" wall in the shop.