Emergency Shelter

ATVP maintains a safe, confidential shelter here on the Palouse for people in danger due to domestic violence. We provide food and clothing for survivors and their children. Staff are available for help, emotional support, and case management, and individuals living with disabilities will be accommodated.

For more information on what our shelter program entails, or if you believe you might be in need of shelter, please call us at any time. An advocate will discuss your situation and help you decide if shelter is the right option for you.

Shelter Donations

We appreciate the support of many community members who want to help survivors by donating toward our shelter. Because our storage space is limited, we ask donors to stick to our current list of shelter needs.

Items marked with an asterisk are high demand items.

New and unopened:

  • Cereal and Oatmeal
  • *Canned Fruit and Vegetables
  • *Pasta and Pasta Sauces
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jellies
  • Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • *Soup
  • *Condiment Items/Spices
  • Coffee/Tea/Juice
  • Granola/Breakfast Bars/Crackers
  • *Trash Bags
  • Dish Soap/Cleansers
  • *Disinfectant Wipes
  • Sponges/Kitchen Scrubs
  • Bleach/Spray Cleaners
  • *Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Cleaners/Floor Cleaner
  • *Paper Products (tissue, tp, etc.)
  • *Non-Used Pillows
  • Full and Twin Sheet Sets
  • *Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Hygiene Items (deodorant, toothbrush, etc.)
  • *Towels

New or gently used:

  • Plus-Size Jeans (size 16 and up)
  • Plus-Size Shirts (size 2x and up)
  • *Socks (including children’s)
  • *Underwear
  • Bras
  • *Tennis Shoes (all sizes)
  • Children’s Shoes (sizes 3 and up)
  • *Boots (all sizes)
  • *Warm Clothing (jackets, hats, gloves, etc.)
  • *DVDs (G-PG13)
  • Activity Books (all ages)
  • Craft Supplies
  • *Books (all genres)
  • Gift Cards/Massages/Movie Tickets
  • Planners
  • Light Bulbs
  • *Laundry Baskets
  • Hangers
  • Dishes/ Bake Ware
  • Silverware/Cooking Utensils
  • Alarm Clock Radios


  • Haircut gift certificates are always a hot item for our clients - make a life change with a new look!
  • We can recycle your old cell phones or mobile devices! Just bring them by any of our offices. Save the environment AND help survivors of power-based violence!

We generally do not accept anything not listed above, as we do not have the resources to handle these items. However, if you have a specialty item to donate or would like to organize a donation drive (i.e. canned food, quilts, car wash, etc.), please contact us at the phone numbers at the top of the page, or email home@atvp.org.

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse sincerely appreciates your thoughtfulness in donating to our organization. Your kindness and generosity make a difference!

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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