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Join us for AVDA Community Talks at the Astros Youth Academy

Each month AVDA Community Talks will feature a safety, health, or legal topic of concern to the community at the Astros Youth Academy in Acres Homes.

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Join Us!

On March 8, Olga Trujillo will present on a healing-centered approach that incorporates the survivor’s cultural identity and strengths in the process, followed by a panel discussion. This event is currently full. 

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Our Clients' Stories

Discover the powerful stories of domestic violence survivors whose lives were transformed with the help of AVDA. 

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Saturday Hours

AVDA’s Houston office offers Saturday client intakes (remotely) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every third Saturday of the month to accommodate applicants who work and need intake services outside of AVDA’s normal business hours.

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The safety of victims of domestic violence is our greatest priority, and keeping our staff healthy and safe to respond to those needs is of paramount concern to us. We continue to serve survivors of domestic abuse with free legal representation and counseling. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have replaced face-to-face meetings with phone calls and the Zoom conferencing application. AVDA’s Houston office now offers Saturday client intakes (remotely) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month to accommodate applicants who work and need Intake Services outside of AVDA’s normal business hours. All survivors of domestic abuse who live in Austin, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Waller and Washington counties may apply for AVDA’s free legal representation and other services, regardless of citizenship status.

Our Battering Intervention and Prevention Program continues via virtual group meetings using the Zoom conferencing platform.

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

Victim Advocacy

We provide help at no cost

Legal Advocacy Program

Our attorneys work for you

Counseling Services

Get the support you need

BIPP Program

Choose a life free of abuse

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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 2019

Abusers received

intervention counseling through BIPP in 2019

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 concerned about your safety during or after visiting our site, please view instructions here to view our site privately. You should also learn to clear your browser history here

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.


03mar2:00 pm3:00 pmAVDA COMMUNITY TALKSWhat Parents Need to Know about Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Abuse

04mar11:00 am12:00 pmAVDA Volunteer Orientation

08mar9:00 am10:00 amDomestic Violence: A Healing-Centered and Culturally Responsive Approach

08mar10:15 am11:15 amExploring Dissociative Identity Disorder: What it Means for Your Work

17mar11:00 am12:00 amAVDA COMMUNITY TALKSUnderstanding Stalking and Technological Abuse


01apr11:00 am12:00 pmAVDA Volunteer Orientation


06may11:00 am12:00 pmAVDA Volunteer Orientation

12may11:00 am12:00 pmAVDA COMMUNITY TALKSSelf-Care and Overcoming Trauma


03jun11:00 am12:00 pmAVDA Volunteer Orientation


08jul11:00 am12:00 pmAVDA Volunteer Orientation


05aug11:00 am12:00 pmAVDA Volunteer Orientation


02sep11:00 am12:00 pmAVDA Volunteer Orientation


07oct11:00 am12:00 pmAVDA Volunteer Orientation


04nov11:00 am12:00 pmAVDA Volunteer Orientation


02dec11:00 am12:00 pmAVDA Volunteer Orientation

Safety alert: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid that your internet or computer usage might be monitored, use a safer computer, call your local hotline, or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600 Houston, TX 77002
P: 713-224-9911
F: 713-715-6935 for Legal Advocacy
F: 713-715-6945 for Battering Intervention & Prevention


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