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.


2020 Violence Free Colorado Members

Last updated July 3, 2020.

Domestic Violence Programs
A Woman’s Place
Advocate Safehouse Project
Advocates Against Domestic Assault
Advocates for a Violence-Free Community
Advocates of Lake County
Advocates of Routt County
Alternative Horizons
Alternatives to Violence
Bright Future Foundation
Clear Creek County Advocates
Crossroads Safehouse
Domestic Safety Resource Center
DOVE (Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment)
Estes Valley Crisis Advocates
Family Crisis Services
Family Tree
Gateway Domestic Violence Services
Help For Abused Partners
Hilltop Latimer House Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Center
Karis Inc. – Zoe House
Latina Safehouse
PeaceWorks, Inc
Project Hope
Project Safeguard
Renew, Inc.
Rise Above Violence
Rose Andom Center
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley
Safehouse Denver
San Miguel Resource Center
Servicios de La Raza
Southern Ute Victim Services
SPAN (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence)
Summit Advocates for Victims of Assault
The Alliance
Tu Casa
Ute Mountain Ute Domestic Violence Program
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
YWCA Pueblo Domestic Violence Shelter
Community Partners
18th Judicial District Attorney Office
ACP (Address Confidentiality Program)
Center for Policy Research
Children’s Wellness Center of Colorado
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)
Denver District Attorney Office
Denver Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
Domestic Violence Offender Management Board – Office for Victims Program
DVP (Domestic Violence Program – Office of Children, Youth, and Families)
Housing Colorado
Jefferson County Sheriff Office – Victim Services Unit
Project PAVE
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center
San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center
SARA House

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