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 2017
900 counseling sessions
provided to victims of domestic abuse in 2017
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 free 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 shed light on the subject and serve a purpose.
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.
02aug(aug 2)8:30 am(aug 2)8:30 amCoaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) is a national program that trains athletic coaches to use their inﬂuence to build character, promote healthy relationships and prevent sexual and dating violence in high school male student athletes. Over the course of an athletic season, CBIM coaches lead their players through brief, weekly activities that address things such as personal responsibility, respectful behaviors, and relationship abuse. Topics covered each week include insulting language, disrespectful behavior, digital abuse, and what it means to “be a man.”
17oct(oct 17)6:30 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. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. with the program at 7 p.m.
Contact Our Family Violence Prevention and Safety Advocates in Houston
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.
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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