Alternatives to Violence (ATV) Mission Statement: In collaboration with individuals and communities impacted by violence, creates safe pathways away from abusive environments through education, counseling, advocacy and shelter.
Vision: Alternative to Violence (ATV)'s vision is that individuals and communities have the skills and support they need to live violence-free.
• We meet individuals impacted by violence where they are-with compassion, and without judgement.
• We provide evidence-based services of excellence.
• We meaningfully engage and partner with communities to break the cycle of violence.
ATV is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity for any person seeking our services, providing services, serving on our board, volunteering or gaining employment by ATV. Each person affiliated with ATV must undergo a multi-layered background check that includes the Local, State and National level. ATV works diligently to assure that the services we provide are inclusive without variation to whomever is in need, including bilingual services. We have multiple layers of anti-discrimination policies in place to assure that everyone is treated equally. ATV and its affiliates are required to adhere zero tolerance policy for noncompliance.
Court Advocates guide victims of violent crimes as they navigate through the judicial court system.
Alternatives to Violence is a non-profit organization that aims to educate and empower victims, survivors, and the community to break the cycle of violence through a holistic approach to meet the multidimensional needs of victims, including housing, counseling, and judicial advocacy.
New leadership and a renewed energy brought fresh opportunity to partner with community leaders to add to the continuum of care with the addition of the SafeHouse for victims of violence fleeing abuse. The importance of the adding the SafeHouse component cannot be overstated. The need is acute and the demand urgent as demonstrated by the large number of victims we are serving.
As we continue to grow, innovate, and partner, ATV has remained committed to empowering victims, survivors and the community to break the cycle of violence with crisis intervention, emergency shelter and housing assistance.
Increasing ATV's visibility in the community is an ongoing process. We have an incredibly talented staff dedicated to providing supportive services to victims of violent crimes. We value collaborations within the community and work diligently to perfect the services that we provide and refer to others in the community for services we do not to avoid any duplication of services.
We are striving to provide a continuum of care for victims and survivors of violence while also educating our community on prevention of violence. While education is the beginning foundation of our efforts, the continuum of care for the circumstances of violence often starts with our relationship with the police department whereby we offer 365-days per year advocacy for all victims. We also provide housing and support services for those victims and survivors who have chosen to move forward free from violence. Our SafeHouse is the interim step between our first contact and the transitional housing we have available. Our challenges in fighting violence is making sure that our funding can support the agency such that our employees, board and volunteers can focus on the victims and survivors while striving to meet our mission and goals.
Thank you for your amazing teaching lessons and skills. I have grown so much through this & I am grateful for you, this group and awesome organization. My future looks bright ahead. Thank you. Thank you.
I have learned the need to set and maintain boundaries. It has definitely helped me become a stronger person and I am more confident in my ability to make good decisions about my life.
ATV is a wonderful service for those in need of assistance. I came to ATV (on the suggestion of a friend) when I was in deep need of guidance and support. I have been coming here for several months and am working my way out of this mess with the help ATV's advocates and staff. Thank you for being here for me and my children.
ATV was founded in 1982 in a church basement as Alternatives for Battered Women to serve as a support group for women victims of domestic violence. Recognizing the expanded needs within the Loveland and southern Larimer County communities, we officially changed our name to Alternatives to Violence to match the services offered to women and men; young and old; rich and poor; and individuals and families of any race, ethnicity, or origin. In 1989 ATV became the first agency in Colorado to provide transitional housing to homeless victims of violence in addition to the supportive services we offer. The emergency shelter program, SafeHouse, was added in 2016 serving up to 8 families with a maximum of 22 beds for homeless victims of violent crimes providing the only emergency shelter in Southern Larimer County, Colorado. Today, we continue that tradition of leading innovative approaches and meeting the needs of the community.