end abuse

begin again

Training for Pro Bono Attorneys

Are you an attorney who wants to give back? Find out about our Service by Publication/Ad Litem Training with CLE to represent non-responsive or indigent respondents in Harris and Fort Bend county courts.

Houston Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen & AVDA CEO Sherri Kendall

AVDA stands with other Houston-area, nonprofit organizations that serve family violence victims in opposition to the recent ruling that disallows the asylum requests of victims of domestic violence. This one decision has turned back the clock on four decades of progress in addressing the urgent needs of victims.

AVDA believes that all people have the right to lives without violence. Domestic violence remains the most insidious of all forms of violence in that it often remains “behind closed doors” due to fear and lack of information. It is not “private violence” as suggested during the ruling, but a major public health crisis, not only in this country, but around the world.

AVDA continues to provide free legal representation and other services to all victims of domestic violence who live in Harris and Fort Bend counties—regardless of their citizenship status.

AVDA sirve a todas las víctimas sin importar su estado de ciudadanía.

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Victim Advocacy

We provide help at no cost

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Legal Advocacy Program

Our attorneys work for you

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Counseling Services

Get the support you need

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BIPP Program

Choose a life free of abuse

1 in 4 Women have experienced domestic violence

%

Of legal clients

feel safer because of AVDA services

Adult & child victims

of domestic violence were served in 2018

Abusers received

intervention counseling through BIPP in 2018

AVDA’s (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) mission is to end family violence by advocating for the safety and self-determination of victims, promoting accountability for abusers, and fostering a community response to abuse. As a nonprofit organization centered on family violence intervention and prevention, we build and grow programs in the Greater Houston Area that both shed light on the subject and transform lives.

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 911

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Call AVDA and Get Help Now 713-224-9911 or 24 Hour National DV Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Upcoming Events

As non-profit family violence safety advocates, we host events to engage our community and support the cause against family violence. Click below to view our upcoming events, and how you can get involved.

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16oct6:30 pm2019 Home Safe Home GalaBenefiting AVDA's mission to end family abuse

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AVDA
1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600 Houston, TX 77002
P: 713-224-9911
F: 713-715-6935 | 713-715-6945

AVDA

1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600 Houston, TX 77002 P: 713-224-9911 F: 713-715-6935 | 713-715-6945

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