24-Hour Hotline: 


Because no one deserves to be abused.

Porque nadie merece ser abusada.





Please join us for our annual fundraiser celebrating our 40 years of service 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

1 to 5 p.m. at Norton's Roadhouse, 955 State Highway 3

Wine and Beer Tasting from 

Put a Cork In It

Delicious, Southern Home Cooking by Norton's

Music by The Afrobeatniks

Enjoy bidding on premier packages featuring the area's favorite venues to eat, stay, relax and experience!

$75 per person

Tickets available here:

Put a Cork In It, 1127 Camino del Rio

Maria's Bookstore, 901 Main Avenue

Online at Eventbrite

Tickets may also be purchased from Alternative Horizons.

For more information, please call 970-247-4374.





For information about upcoming training dates, please call 970-403-1577.





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

Thank you for your support.


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. 

Because domestic violence knows no boundaries of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or socioeconomics, we are open and inclusive toward all. For more information on domestic violence, also known as intimate-partner abuse, see Statistics.


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 inquires and interest!



Interested In Donating? Your Donations 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 help us assist families in becoming safe, stable and stronger.

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

Thank you for making a difference.





Para Español

Acoplamientos Para Nuestra Gente de Habla Hispana:



Alternative Horizons
P.O. Box 503
Durango, CO 81302

Office: 970-247-4374 

24-Hour Hotline: 970-247-9619