ATVP: ABOUT US
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.
ATVP promotes peace, equality and justice for all on the Palouse, and provides a safe environment for victims and survivors, offering professional assistance to support an individual’s choice.
ATVP is the sole 24-hour provider of emergency domestic violence and sexual assault victim services in the area. Since its inception more than 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.