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Houston Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen & AVDA CEO Sherri Kendall


“I am Supporting Aid to Victims
of Domestic Abuse (AVDA).”


“I am Supporting Aid to Victims
of Domestic Abuse (AVDA).”

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

AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) focuses on Non-Profit Family Violence Prevention. Our goal at AVDA is to end family violence by educating individuals, offering legal and counseling services, and fostering a community response to abuse. As an organization centered on non-profit family violence prevention, we hope to build and grow programs in the greater Houston area that both sheds light on the subject and serves a purpose.


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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.


20mar(mar 20)8:00 am(mar 20)8:00 amAVDA's Houston Area BIPP ConferenceHighlights for this daylong conference include: “Accountability through Judicial Monitoring,” presented by Judge Chad D. Bradshaw; “Community Supervision and Offender Accountability,” presented by Meghan Ryan & Aida Garza; “The Intersection between Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence,” presented by Denise Mitchell; and “Working with Victims of DV,” presented by Maria Casco & Miriam Huerta. Continuing Education Units are provided with CJAD-approved hours for BIPP and Family Violence.


10apr(apr 10)8:30 am(apr 10)8:30 amA Domestic Violence Seminar for Law Enforcement Professionals: Strangulation, Investigation, Stalking and Dual AssaultInternationally acclaimed domestic violence expert and trainer Mark Wynn will discuss strangulation, on scene investigation, assessing threats, “beyond the obvious” (navigating cases of dual assault), and stalking and counter-stalking. TCOLE and CEU credits are available. Co-sponsored by AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse), Crime Stoppers, and Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

11apr(apr 11)7:30 am(apr 11)7:30 amEnd Abuse 2018 Awareness BreakfastAVDA's second annual End Abuse Awareness Breakfast seeks to build awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in our community and provide information on local resources for victims of family violence. Chaired by Carter Dugan and Rachel Roosth, the breakfast will feature Keynote Speaker Mark Wynn, a nationally acclaimed domestic violence expert and retired lieutenant of the Nashville Police Department. Master of Ceremonies will be KPRC-TV Meteorologist Khambrel Marshall.


17oct(oct 17)7:00 pmHome Safe Home GalaJoin us on October 17, 2018 for the Home Safe Home Gala, AVDA’s annual fundraising event. The Gala is a unique and tremendously fun evening, featuring small bites from some of Houston’s top chefs paired with boutique wines with all net proceeds funding AVDA’s mission to end family violence.

1 in 4 Women

Experienced domestic violence in their lifetime


Of legal clients

feel safer because of AVDA Services

Adult & child victims

of domestic violence were served by AVDA

2,500 Hours

of counseling services to survivors were provided

Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing family violence in your home, talk with AVDA’s safety advocates in Houston. With our programs and services, we intend to provide help and guide you to a healthier and happier life. Contact us today.

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


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