What is a Coalition?
Coalitions are organized groups of people and organizations who have come together for the purpose of accomplishing a goal that is common to all parties involved. Due to the fluid nature of coalitions, it is possible for these actors to work together while still maintaining their own separate identity. A coalition is a great way for allies from many different backgrounds to come together and work toward the realization of a common cause.
Why join a Coalition?
A coalition of organizations can win on more fronts than a single organization working alone and increase the potential for success.
A coalition can bring more expertise and resources to bear on complex issues, where the technical or personnel resources of one organization would not be sufficient.
A coalition can develop new leaders. The new, emerging leadership strengthens the membership organizations and the work of the coalition.
A coalition will increase the impact of each organization’s effort. Involvement in a coalition means there are more people who have a better understanding of your issues and more people advocating for your side.
A coalition can increase available resources. Not only will physical and financial resources be increased, but each member will gain access to the contacts, connections, and relationships established by other members.
The activities of a coalition are likely to receive more media attention than those of any individual organization – highlighting the work of the coalition and its member organizations.
For more information about joining Violence Free Colorado, click here.
2021 Violence Free Colorado Members
Last updated June 20, 2022
A Woman’s Place
Advocate Safehouse Project
Advocates Against Domestic Assault
Advocates for a Violence-Free Community
Advocates for Victims of Assault
Advocates of Lake County
Advocates of Routt County (Better Tomorrow)
Alternatives to Violence
Arkansas Valley Resource Center
Bright Future Foundation
Clear Creek County Advocates
Crossroads Safehouse, Inc
DOVE (Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment)
Gateway Domestic Violence Services
Hilltop Latimer House Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Center
Karis House, Inc. – Zoe House
Kingdom Builders Family Life Center
Open Heart Advocates
Rise Above Violence
Rose Andom Center
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley
San Miguel Resource Center
Servicios de La Raza
SPAN (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence)
Tu Casa, Inc
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch – Southwest Safehouse
YWCA Pueblo Domestic Violence Shelter
18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Asian Pacific Development Center
Center for Rural Outreach and Public Services, Inc. (CROPS)
Colorado Address Confidentiality Program
DCJ – DVOMB and Office for Victims Programs
DVP – Office of Children, Youth, and Families
LEVI – Longmont Ending Violence Initiative
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center