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About Us

Who We Are

Our Mission

Creating a state where domestic and sexual violence are intolerable.

Overview

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is a private non-profit organization recognized nationallyfor providing expertise concerning issues of domestic and sexual violence to member programs, community partners and others in Utah.

Our work is focused around these four essential areas:

ADVOCATE: We propose, promote, and advise on policies and practices that enhance victim safety and empowerment while raising awareness of the need for prevention and intervention. 

COLLABORATE: We work closely with community-based victim service providers, key stakeholders, policy makers and community partners to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed, statewide services and responses. A membership structure is utilized to ensure the voices of survivors and local communities remain central to our work and mission. Membership is comprised of nonprofit victim service agencies and other allied agencies across Utah.

EDUCATE: We provide technical assistance and training to member programs, law enforcement and community partners, as well as work with media and others to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the need for prevention and intervention.

CONNECT: We operate a 24-hour confidential hotline, known as the LINKLine: 1-800-897-LINK (5465), that offers trauma-informed support and connects survivors, friends, family, service providers and others to local resources.

As a 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is comprised of 36 voting members from across the state and various disciplines, and a Board of Directors, all of whom are committed to creating a state where domestic and sexual violence are intolerable.

Our History

Utah Domestic Violence Council (UDVC) was founded in 1978 by Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS).

Initially formed as a community forum to start the necessary dialogue about domestic violence in the state of Utah.

UDVC incorporated in 1993 and, in 1994, the Council became independent of DCFS.

Designated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in 1998.

In 2013, UDVC adopted a new set of bylaws and transitioned from a council to a coalition.

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is recognized nationally as the State domestic violence coalition in Utah.

Our Impact in 2017

January 1-December 31
  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Founded in 1984, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • Valley Behavioral Health is a nonprofit network of clinics providing treatment for behavioral conditions, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism and other chronic health conditions. We treat chronic lifelong conditions as well as temporary conditions triggered by traumatic life events. Our programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural and economic situation.

  • Preserve the heritage. Enhance the wellbeing. Strengthen the future of the People.

  • Our Mission: To bring hope, justice, and healing to victims of domestic violence murder by providing holistic non-profit legal representation in the civil, probate and family courts.

  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

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