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 Domestic Assault
Advocates Building Peaceful Communities
Advocates-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
Alternatives to Violence
Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program DBA Rise Above Violence
Arising Hope
A Woman’s Place
Bright Future Foundation For Eagle County
Clear Creek County Advocates
Crisis Center
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 Services, Inc
Family Tree Domestic Violence Services
Gateway Domestic Violence Services
Help For Abused Partners
Hilltop Domestic Violence Services
PeaceWorks, Inc: Mountain Peace Shelter
Phoenix Center at Auraria
Project Hope
Project Safeguard
Renew, Inc.
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley
SafeHouse Denver
San Miguel Resource Center
The Rose Andom Center
Tu Casa, Inc. (San Luis Valley)
Voces Unidas for Justice
Volunteers Of America Southwest Safehouse
YWCA of Pueblo Domestic Violence Services
Community Partners
Address Confidentiality Program
Asian Pacific Development Center
Catholic Charities – Father Ed Judy House
Center for Policy Research
Center On Domestic Violence, University Of Colorado Denver
Children First of the Rockies
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)
Colorado School of Mines
Crime Victim Compensation (Denver DA)
Domestic Violence Program
Domestic Violence Offender Management Board & Office for Victims Programs (DVOMB & OVP)
Ending Violence Against Women Program (Colorado DA’s Council)
Housing Colorado
Jefferson County Colorado Works
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Kelly Ryan Law
Longmont Ending (Domestic) Violence Initiative (LEVI)
Por Ti Mismo (San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center)
Project 31:25
Project PAVE, Inc.
Rider Goodwin Law
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Equity
4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
10th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Victim Services
17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Advocacy Services
18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Victim Services
Angela Hackett
Betty Wytias
Brenda Robb
Carol Simmons
Catherine Wilson
Chesley Bond
Cindy Lau
Daniel Sage
Darci Archer
Diane Balkin
Elizabeth Huxster
Ellen Stein Wallace
Jennifer Simons
Jill Gruenberg
Jody Nowicki
Karen Addison
Karen E.
Kate Horn-Murphy
Kath Schoen
Katherine Mastroianni
Lisa Bays
Nancy K.
Nanette Chezum
Rebeccah Burnette
Staci Woods
Susan Anderson
Tara Loo
Tina Hageman
Vicki Lutz
Wendy Pollock