Join us for “Domestic Violence: Handling Fragile Issues within Your Busy Legal Practice” on Friday, October 25! Co-presented by University of Houston Law Center and AVDA, this workshop is free with a commitment to serve as an ad litem on two cases within a year.
AVDA’s 14th Home Safe Home Gala broke the agency’s fundraising record! Thanks to the culinary creations of 14 local master chefs, wines curated by expert sommeliers, and an auction filled with fabulous items, the AVDA Gala raised $610,878 to support the mission of the organization to end family violence.
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.
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
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
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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