Celebrating AVDA’s 40th anniversary, the 2020 Home Safe Home Gala, chaired by Vanessa and Chuck Ames, will feature some of Houston’s top chefs and their culinary creations expertly paired with wines.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! AVDA Trauma Counselor Mayra Mendez shares mental health tips for survivors of domestic violence during quarantine. Maintaining a routine and exercising can really improve mental health. Read more at Mayra’s AVDA Blog post.
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 coronvirus pandemic, we have replaced face-to-face meetings with phone calls and the Zoom conferencing application. Click here for safety planning and resources.
Our Battering Intervention and Prevention Program continues via virtual group meetings using the Zoom conferencing platform.
Regardless of citizenship status, all victims of domestic violence who live in Austin, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Waller and Washington counties may apply for AVDA’s free legal representation and other services.
AVDA sirve a todas las víctimas sin importar su estado de ciudadanía.
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
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 IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 911
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.
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.
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