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ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE OF THE PALOUSE, INC. (ATVP)
627 N. Van Buren
PO Box 8517
Moscow, ID 83843
Email: ATVPMoscow@turbonet.com
Phone: (208) 883-HELP (4357)
Website: www.atvp.org
1125 NW Nye, Ste A
PO Box 37
Pullman, WA 99163
Email: Home@atvp.org
Phone: (509) 332-HELP (4357)

○    ATVP serves Whitman County (Washington) and Latah County (Idaho) and the surrounding areas
○    24-Hour Crisis Intervention—ATVP staff and trained volunteer advocates are available 24 hours to provide intervention and support by phone or in-person. High standards are maintained by ATVP and its staff through a comprehensive training program.
○    Collect calls are accepted


ATVP Support Groups
○    Available for victims and survivors, as well as non-offending parents of child victims, to share like experiences and offer support to one another in a safe, and a confidential setting.
○    Victims and survivors share like experiences and offer support to one another in safe, confidential setting.
○    Goals of the support groups include education, empowerment, self-esteem building, problem solving, reduction of anxiety and stress resulting from victimization, and safety issues.
○    Child advocacy is provided. Child advocates are available during all groups to interact with members’ children. Call (208) 882-2490 or (509) 332-0552


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ABUSE – WOMEN’S GROUP:
○    Psychoeducational support group
○    Runs for 8 weeks off in-between sessions
○    Available to women survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence.
○    OPEN group (new members can join at any time)
○    This group focuses on building skills and understanding in areas such as: the dynamics of domestic violence, self-care and healing, building self-esteem, assertiveness and boundaries.
○    The group currently meets on Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30 pm in a confidential location.


SEXUAL ASSAULT & ABUSE –WOMEN’S GROUP:
○    Psychoeducational support group
○    Runs up to 4 times a year for 8 weeks
○    Available to women survivors of sexual assault, abuse, or incest.
○    CLOSED group (new members will not be accepted after the first groups meeting of each session)
○    This group focuses on emotional support and skill-building in areas such as: assertiveness, boundaries, support systems, coping skills, fear, anger, flashbacks, guilt, healing, intimacy, trust and more.
○    The group currently meets on Tuesday nights from 6:00-7:30 pm in a confidential location.
○    Call (509) 332-0552 to set up an appointment for a screening interview.


NON-OFFENDING PARENTS OF CHILD VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE—MALE & FEMALE:
○    Parents/Guardians Welcome
○    Psychoeducational support group
○    Runs up to 4 times a year for 8 weeks  
○    Available to male and female parents/guardians whose child/children has been victimized by sexual abuse.
○    CLOSED group (meaning that new members will not be accepted after the first group meeting of each session)
○    Focuses on skill-building and emotional support in area such as: talking to your child about sexual abuse, safety planning with your child, emotional responses to sexual abuse and coping mechanisms, self-blame and healing the parent-child relationship.
○    The group meets in a confidential location.
○    Call (509) 332-0552 for more information and/or to set up an appointment for a screening interview.


EMERGENCY SHELTER SERVICES:
○    Safe and confidential temporary housing (located in comfortable house in a residential area)
○    Separate bedroom for each client (when space allows), living areas, kitchen, bathroom as well as washer and dryer.
○    All necessary food, clothing and personal supplies are provided for the survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children who were forced to leave with their personal belongings.
○    Staff is available 24 hours for help and emotional support.
○    Case management is provided.
○    Shelter is handicap accessible.


MEDICAL ADVOCACY:
○    This service provides arrangement, transportation, and accompaniment to medical services for purpose of treatment, evidence collection, and health risks.
○    Don’t wash, bathe, drink, douche, or change clothes prior to a medical or rape exam.


LEGAL ADVOCACY:
○    This service provides help and support with legal information, civil protection orders, and referral.
○    It also provides someone safe to accompany to police, prosecutor, and attorney interviews, and also offers court support through sentencing and follow-up.


ADVOCACY-BASED COUNSELING:
○    This service provides trained individuals who are there to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in an individual, family, or group setting.


CHILD ADVOCACY
○    This service provides help, support and age appropriate activities specifically designed for children who have been affected by domestic violence or sexual assault.


INFORMATION AND REFERRALS:
○    ATVP works cooperatively with other agencies in Latah and Whitman Counties and provides information and referral to area resources (i.e., housing, legal, counseling, and financial)


COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS:
○    ATVP provides free prevention and community education opportunities, including presentations, trainings, outreach events, brochures and other written materials.
○    ATVP offers a variety of presentations geared towards any age group and are provided at no cost to schools, universities, service providers, and other community groups.
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