Alternatives to Violence

A nonprofit organization

For over 40 years, Alternatives to Violence in Loveland has served to empower victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking by offering them a path to healing with advocacy, resources and a safe place to stay.

Your donations matter to the many victims we help get out of a violent situation. Funds help staff our 24-hour phone lines, maintain a clean and comfortable SafeHouse, and much more so we can continue to provide critical services, support and supplies for free to those who need them.

Donations make a life-changing impact for survivors. 

  • $25 provides groceries or gas gift card for a victim
  • $50 provides a victim of violence with the essential items they may have left behind
  • $75 provides one night of shelter to a victim and children
  • $100 provides transportation for victims and children to school, court appearances, and medical appointments
  • $200 provides electricity, water, and heat for 8 families in the shelter
  • $1000 helps a family of 4 transitioning out of our Emergency Residental Shelter move and furnish their own apartment

Thank you for helping victims become vic-tors.


"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."

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Mission: Alternatives to Violence provides shelter, advocacy, education and resources for people impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Vision: Alternatives to Violence envisions a safe community free from domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Background Statement

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.

Organization Data


Organization name

Alternatives to Violence

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Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Human Services, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Housing & Shelter

Organization Size

Large Organization


541 E 8th Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Service areas

Larimer County, CO, US







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