Alternatives To Violence of the Palouse, Inc.
Help for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, friends and non-offending family members, with a focus on prevention education and community outreach.
ATVP: About Us
24-hour Crisis Hotlines:
(208) 883-HELP or
Collect crisis calls will be accepted.
In 1980 Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP) was formally organized by a concerned group of community members to provide support and safety for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and non-offending family members and friends. ATVP is a private, non-profit organization governed by a community-based Board of Directors.
Services are provided to Whitman and Latah county residents free of charge, confidentially and without discrimination. Services include 24-hour telephone or in-person crisis intervention; emergency, confidential shelter; legal and medical advocacy; individual and group support; information and referral; and community education. In 2005 ATVP celebrated its 25-year anniversary of providing services to residents of the Palouse.
To end domestic, sexual and individual violence and victimization in our communities.
We affirm and support non-violence in our community. We provide a safe, supportive environment where victims and survivors are provided opportunities for advocacy, safety, learning and self-determination. We are dedicated to social change efforts through education and outreach that focus on the effects of crime, domestic and sexual violence in our communities.
ATVP is the sole 24-hour provider of emergency domestic violence and sexual assault victim services in the area. Since its inception over 25 years ago, ATVP has grown from a grassroots organization providing volunteer-supported services, adding a few part-time staff, then with safe homes followed by a small shelter, to a community-based organization with paid professional staff and a 15-bed shelter (with capability to handle additional overflow in extreme situations). ATVP is committed to an empowerment model, offering clients the opportunity to consider a wide range of options as the individual needs and circumstances dictate and a safe, supportive environment in which to reach decisions.
Do You Have The Right Stuff To Become An ATVP Angel?
ATVP Angels are a diverse group of individuals and community or campus groups that provide expertise, local networking opportunities, people power and share their talents to support to our fundraising committee and Executive Director as they take on the responsibility of raising funds for much needed services here on the Palouse.
Most Frequently Asked Questions about being an Angel:
- What would an Angel do?
- There is so much you could do that could support the agency, such as assisting our board committee to put on a fundraising event,
- How much time is involved?
- As much or as little as you have to give. Most fundraising events are time limited. For example, three months service in the run up to our Spring fundraising event will go a long way to supporting the agency. Additionally, you may want to stay with us for a few years, just helping out as and when you can.
- I’m a member of a group that has to do community service hours, can we be Angels?
- Definitely, in fact community groups, fraternities, sororities or learning groups can help us enormously as we prepare, set up and take down for fundraising activities.
- What do you mean, share talents?
- Are you a musician? If so you might like to perform at one of our fundraising events. Are you an artist, quilt maker or carpenter? You might like to donate one of your creations in our fundraising auction. You may be an awesome organizer, someone to help us cross the t’s and dot the i’s as we pull together our larger fundraising event.
- Can I get university credit for being an Angel?
- This depends. We would work with you and your supervisor to ensure that practicum or credit goals are useful and create learning for you. Call us and we will discuss your options with you.
- Would I be responsible for raising funds?
- No, that is our Board’s responsibility. As an Angel, we are asking for support to our board as they meet their responsibilities to ensure that we have funding to provide the much needed services to victims of crime.
Our agency is facing 20% cuts in funding next year, which coupled with the ongoing need for services makes the need for diverse funding crucial. We hope the time is right for you to become an ATVP Angel. Please contact Christine Wall at Christine@atvp.org for more information.
Donor Information for Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
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If you would like to support us monetarily, please make your check out to Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse and send it to Deb Payne, Office Manager, ATVP, PO Box 37, Pullman WA 99163. All donations are tax deductible and you will be sent a receipt shortly.
To fill this card out online, go to www.atvp.org and click on the link “About Us” and download the “Contact Card” link. Call us with questions on 332-0552. Thank you
Click here to view our Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2005-2006.
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