October is Domestic Violence Action Month!

Every October we take time to honor survivors of domestic violence in our community and around the country, let’s also use this October to take Action towards ending domestic Violence on the Palouse! Check out the ways to get involved.

A Message from ATVP

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse recognizes that we are a critical resource for crime victims and survivors of family and sexual violence, and homeless individuals fleeing from domestic violence in Latah County, Idaho and Whitman County, WA. We are making every effort to remain accessible and available to those who need our services, while also reducing contact and the likelihood of spreading COVID-19. In accordance with recommendations both locally and at the state levels we are making the following changes:

Masks must be worn when being provided services through ATVP (both on and off site) with some limited exceptions, our advocates carry clean disposable masks for you use.

Emergency Shelter:

  • The ATVP shelter will remain open to families experiencing homelessness due to intimate partner violence. Our shelter capacity is reduced to ensure safe distance and quarantine mandates are met.

24 Hour-Hotline & In Person Crisis Intervention:

  • Advocates can be reached 24/7 for crisis intervention, support, information and referral via the ATVP helpline. Locally (509) 332-HELP. (208) 883-HELP. Or toll-free: 1-877334-2887.
  • Advocates are responding in person to emergencies when requested by community partners such as law enforcement, prosecutorial staff, court hearings, etc.

Offices:

  • Our main public offices are open. Telephone meetings are strongly encouraged. In person meetings are limited to reduce person to person interactions. Locations include:
    • Moscow
    • Pullman
  • Our satellite offices are closed to public foot traffic. Locations include:
    • WSU and UI campuses
    • Whitman County Courthouse and Colfax DSHS office

Programming/Educational Programming:

  • All support groups continue to be suspended. An adjusted advocacy format is provided to group participants.
  • Teen Council – up and running virtually.
  • ATVP Pullman Parks & Recreation Summer Camp – is on! We are currently assessing the safest format possible.
  • Yoga – is up and running online.
  • Flourish Group – on line in an adjusted format.

Community Meetings:

  • ATVP staff will not attend in person community meetings at this time. They will join via phone or internet whenever possible.

Donations:

  • At this time we ask that you contact Sandee (509-332-0552) or Letty (208-882-2490) to arrange to donate physical items. We are only accepting food and cleaning supplies for the pantry. This will reduce the exposure to COVID-19 for us all. If you would like to support ATVP’s services please do consider a cash donation via PayPal:

ATVP is Hiring!

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support of ATVP’s mission.




ATVP Services

ATVP provides 24 hour emergency and supportive services to family and sexual violence victims and survivors and their children. Services are available for concerned, supportive family members, friends and community members.

ATVP services are free, confidential, and provided to clients without discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, race, ethnicity, color, religion, political beliefs, gender, gender identity (or expression), age, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, pregnancy, income, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

ATVP also has an outreach and education program that focuses on increasing understanding, awareness, and ultimately on preventing family and sexual violence.

ATVP provides services to all crime victims through the Region 8 Crime Victim Service Center for Whitman County.



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