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About ATVP

In 1980, Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP) was formally organized by a concerned group of community citizens . We continue 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.

ATVP services are provided to program participants free of charge and without discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, race, ethnicity, color, religion, political beliefs, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, pregnancy, income, veteran status, because the individual is a recipient of federal, state, or local assistance, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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.

For more information about the work we do, please take a moment to review our Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 2021.


We envision our community being safe, equitable and free from oppression.


ATVP empowers individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, and stalking. We work to create a safe and equitable community through education and prevention.

Board of Directors

  • Richard Elgar, Chair
  • Simon Smith, Treasurer
  • Erin Agidius, Secretary
  • Gary Jenkins
  • Kelly Brayton
  • Jana Horne
  • CJ Johnson
  • Andrea Kirchner-Loewus
  • Amanda Ferstead
  • Lisa Marie Desmarais
  • Cori Damron

For questions to the ATVP Board of Directors, please mail: BOD
PO Box 37
Pullman, WA 99163

About the Staff

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse provides quality supportive services to individuals and families impacted by sexual and domestic violence. We have a talented, qualified, and highly trained staff who provide services across Whitman and Latah Counties. Our services are offered 24/7. Our crisis services are supported by experienced and trained volunteer advocates who capably respond to our hotline after hours. ATVP reflects the community we serve.

We are 42 years strong and remain unwavering in our efforts to advance the needs of survivors and taking actions to end sexual and domestic violence.

ATVP is a participating member of the Moscow and Pullman United Ways.