What is a Coalition?

Coalitions are organized groups of people 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 individuals, organizations that share a common mission, and other affiliated organizations to participate within a coalition, while still maintaining their own separate identity. A coalition or alliance may be formed to address matters of common concern to some sector of the community. A local, state or national coalition may focus on improvements within the community. The 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.


CURRENT Violence Free Colorado MEMBERS
Domestic Violence Programs
Advocate Safehouse Project
Advocates Building Peaceful Communities 
Advocates-Crisis Support Services
Advocates For Victims Of Assault, Inc.
Advocates For A Violence-Free Community
Advocates Of Lake County
The Alliance
Alternative Horizons
Alternatives to Violence
A Woman’s Place
Bright Future Foundation For Eagle County
Clear Creek County Advocates
Crisis Center
Crossroads Safehouse, Inc.
Domestic Safety Resource Center
DOVE (Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment)
Estes Valley Crisis Advocates
Family Crisis Services, Inc
Family Tree Domestic Violence Services
Gateway Domestic Violence Services
Help For Abused Partners
Hilltop DV & SA Program 
Phoenix Center at Auraria
Project Hope
Project Safeguard
Renew, Inc.
Rise Above Violence
The Rose Andom Center
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley
SafeHouse Denver
San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center
San Miguel Resource Center 
Tu Casa
Voces Unidas for Justice
Volunteers Of America Southwest Safehouse
Zoe House 
Community Partners
4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office 
17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Victim Services
Address Confidentiality Program
Center for Policy Research
Center On Domestic Violence, University Of Colorado Denver
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)
Colorado School of Mines
Crime Victim Compensation (Denver DA)
Domestic Violence Offender Management Board & Office for Victims Programs (DVOMB & OVP)
Domestic Violence Program
Housing Colorado
Jefferson County Colorado Works
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Kelly Ryan Law
Longmont Ending (Domestic) Violence Initiative (LEVI)
Project 31:25
Project PAVE, Inc.
Rider Goodwin Law
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Equity  
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