Alianza DV Services Inc

Live Free From Domestic Violence

Holyoke, MA   |  www.alianzadv.org

Mission

Alianza is dedicated to assisting, supporting and empowering those whose lives are affected by battering and domestic abuse. We strive to reduce and prevent domestic violence through public awareness efforts.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Carmen Nieves

Main address

Po Box 1099

Holyoke, MA 01041 USA

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EIN

04-2716766

NTEE code info

(Family Violence Shelters and Services) (P43)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Alianza is dedicated to assisting, supporting, and empowering those whose lives are affected by battering and domestic abuse.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Domestic violence crisis and intervention

For more than 40 years, Alianza has worked to empower women and their children to live independently and free from domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safety planning, safe and confidential emergency shelter, medical and legal advocacy, housing stabilization and related support services. Programs and services are conducted in English, Spanish, and Russian, and are free of charge.

Population(s) Served
Victims of crime and abuse
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Young adults
Older adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of nights of safe housing provided to families of domestic violence

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships

Related Program

Domestic violence crisis and intervention

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Alianza’s philosophy is based on the understanding that victims and survivors of domestic violence deserve respect and can make their own choices. Staff present options and offer a high level of emotional support for independent decision-making. Confidentiality is held in highest regard; as a private non-profit organization, Alianza and all its interactions are protected under Massachusetts law (MGL 233, 20K).

Central to Alianza's mission is the reduction and prevention of domestic violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behaviors that involves physical abuse or the threat of physical abuse. It also may include repeated psychological abuse, sexual assault, isolation, intimidation, or economic and/or medical deprivation. Domestic violence is violence perpetrated by adults or adolescents against their intimate partners in current or former dating, married, or cohabitating relations. Domestic violence can be perpetrated against victims of any race, ethnicity, economic level, educational background, faith, or sexual orientation.

Everyone has the right to live without fear of abuse – physical, verbal, mental, sexual or emotional.

Alianza's services are confidential and offered at no cost to domestic violence victims.
We offer:

24 Hour hotline
Emergency shelter
Individual Counseling
Support groups in English/Spanish
Medical, financial & housing advocacy
In-court legal advocates
Comprehensive teen dating services
Community Education
Information and referrals to community services

For more than 40 years, Alianza (formerly Womenshelter Compañeras) has worked tirelessly to empower women and their children to live independently and free from domestic violence by providing a 24/hr Hotline, crisis intervention, safety planning, confidential emergency shelter, medical and legal advocacy, housing stabilization and related community-based support services. Programs and services are conducted in English, Spanish, and Russian, and are free of charge. Womanshelter serves all of Hampden County and parts of Hampshire County. Annually, we assist approx. 3800-4000 individuals fleeing domestic violence.

Since 1980, the organization has sheltered more than 10,000 women and children and assisted 35,000 others through community-based support programs.

Financials

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Operations

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Alianza DV Services Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brenda Bak

ServiceNet

Term: 2020 - 2024

Rebecca Ramah

Mary Socha, Esq.

Denise Duguay

Allen Fletcher

Jamal Lacy

Marie Nathan

Michelle Segura

Virginia Wells

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/18/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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