24-Hour LINKLine

1-800-897-LINK (5465)
(If we’re experiencing an increased call volume, calls will be forwarded to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.)

Who We Are

Our Mission, vision, And core values

Our mission is to end domestic violence in Utah through advocacy, education, collaboration, and leadership. We envision a world where all individuals and families live free from violence, feel safe, empowered, and hopeful.

OUR CORE VALUES ARE:

ADVOCACY
We embrace our role to inform and advance public policy and statewide training that is trauma- informed.

COLLABORATION
To fulfill our mission, we coordinate with partners and community stakeholders.

SAFETY
We promote genuine security for all people and support our members and partners who create safe communities.

EMPOWERMENT
Just like a survivor’s right to self-determination, we support our members and partners in serving those affected by violence.

DIGNITY
We are committed in treating each individual, family, team member, and community partner with the humanity they deserve.

SOCIAL CHANGE
We are committed to addressing social relationships, structures, and discourse as important sites of change.

INTERSECTIONALITY
We embrace the diversity in our community and strive to promote inclusion and equity in all we do.

About Us

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

As a 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is comprised of members from across the state and various disciplines, and a Board of Directors, all of whom are committed to end domestic violence in Utah through advocacy, education, collaboration, and leadership.

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.

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.

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.

Our History

The Utah Domestic Violence Council (UDVC) was established in 1978 by the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Originally conceived as a community platform to initiate crucial conversations surrounding domestic violence within the state of Utah, UDVC officially incorporated in 1993. By 1994, the Council had gained independence from DCFS, marking a pivotal moment in its evolution.

In 1998, UDVC attained 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status, solidifying its commitment to serving the community. In a significant development in 2013, UDVC adopted a new set of bylaws and transitioned from a council to a coalition model, reflecting its growing scope and impact.

Today, the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC) holds national recognition as the statewide coalition dedicated to addressing domestic violence in Utah. We remain steadfast in our mission to advocate for survivors, raise awareness, and foster meaningful change in our communities.

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