24-Hour Hotline 


Because no one deserves to be abused.

Porque nadie merece ser abusada.







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 June 20-21, 2019.

For more information and to sign up, 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