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.


Domestic Violence Programs
Advocate Safehouse Project
Advocates Against Abuse and Battering
Advocates Against Domestic Assault
Advocate- Crisis Support Services
Advocates For Victims Of Assault, Inc.
Advocates Of Lake County
Advocates: Victim Assistance Team DBA Advocates For A Violence-Free Community
Alliance Against Domestic Abuse
Alternative Horizons
Archuleta County VAP
Bright Future Foundation For Eagle County
Clear Creek County Advocates
Crossroads Safehouse, Inc.
Domestic Safety Resource Center
DVI (Domestic Violence Initiative for Women, Children and Men with Disabilities)
DOVE (Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment)
Estes Valley Crisis Advocates
Family Crisis Support Services
Family Tree Domestic Violence Services
Gateway Battered Women’s Services
Help For Abused Partners
Hilltop Domestic Violence Services
PeaceWorks, Inc: Mountain Peace Shelter
Project Hope
Project Safeguard
Renew, Inc.
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley
SafeHouse Denver
San Miguel Resource Center
Tu Casa, Inc. (San Luis Valley)
Volunteers Of America Southwest Safehouse
YWCA of Pueblo Family Crisis Shelter
Community Partners
Address Confidentiality Program
Asian Pacific Development Center
Catholic Charities- Father Ed Judy House
Center On Domestic Violence, University Of Colorado Denver
Children First of the Rockies
Domestic Violence Program
Ending Violence Against Women Program (Colorado DA’s Council)
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)
Crime Victim Compensation (Denver DA)
Domestic Violence Offender Management Board & Office for Victims Programs
Jefferson County Career and Family Services
Longmont Ending (Domestic) Violence Initiative (LEVI)
Por Ti Mismo (San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center)
Project PAVE, Inc.
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Victim Services
Susan Anderson
Karen E.
Angela Hackett
Tina Hageman
Kate Horn-Murphy
Nancy K.
Cindy Lau
Wendy Pollock
Daniel Sage
Kath Schoen
Carol Simmons
Jennifer Simons
Ellen Stein-Wallace
Betty Wytias