24-Hour Hotline


Because no one deserves to be abused.

Porque nadie merece ser abusada.

**Walk-in appointments closed due to COVID-19 regulations**

Services and assistance still available. Call our hotline 24 hours a day 970-247-9619


Questions? We will answer and return messages on our office line as able, 970-247-4374. Please stay safe and healthy!



Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of others in our community?

We periodically train new volunteer advocates for our 24-hour crisis hotline. Bilingual Spanish speakers are needed in addition to English speakers.

Our next free, comprehensive training for new hotline volunteers will be held

March 2022

Please call 970-403-1577 or email advocacy-services@alternativehorizons.org for more information. 



Your generosity and caring lift up lives and strengthen our community.

Thank you for your support.


SAFETY ALERT!    Computer, telephone, tablet, and internet usage can be monitored by abusers -- remotely and without a user's knowledge -- and device history can be impossible to clear completely. If you think your internet and/or device usage may be tracked, use a safe friend's cell phone or computer. Most public libraries have computers and internet for public use.


Serving La Plata and San Juan Counties, the mission of Alternative Horizons is to provide support and alternatives to survivors of domestic violence and their families while striving to strengthen our community through education and prevention outreach. 

Domestic violence, also known as intimate-partner abuse, knows no boundaries of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or socioeconomics. We strive to be open, inclusive, and helpful toward survivors from all walks of life. 


We offer a 24-hour hotline staffed by volunteers; bilingual weekly support groups for women and children; court advocacy in criminal court and legal assistance for divorce and child-custody cases through our Bridges of Hope legal project; and education and outreach to the community as well as to middle-school and high-school students.

Alternative Horizons' services are free, confidential, and offered in English and Spanish.

Los servicios son gratis, confidenciales y ofrecidos en inglés y español.




Are you interested in volunteering for our 24-hour hotline?

We periodically offer trainings for those interested in helping with our 24-hour hotline. Volunteer advocates on our hotline must fill out an application to volunteer and complete our 16-hour Volunteer Advocate Training. Topics include the dynamics of domestic violence; reasons why victims stay; safety planning; cultural competency; skills training in peer counseling, empowerment advocacy, and suicide intervention; the legal system; and much more.

As training dates and other information become available, they are posted in Upcoming Events in this page's left-hand column.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

For a brief, general summary of other ways to help, please see our Volunteer information. Please call 970-403-1577 for more information.

We welcome your inquiries and interest!

Interested In Donating? Your Donations Help Us Help Others and Change Lives!

Your contributions provide legal, counseling, educational, and advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence and intimate-partner abuse. Your support of these crucial services helps us assist families in becoming safe, stable, and stronger.

Please send to Alternative Horizons, P.O. Box 503, Durango, CO  81302.



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