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End Abuse 2020 Awareness Breakfast presented by Next Level Urgent Care

Keynote Speaker Olga Trujillo, JD: “Examining the Impact of Domestic Violence: What You Can Do to Help”
Event Chairs: Amy Huggins, Stacy Medrano, Paula Winter

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Registration 7 a.m.; Program 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
The Junior League of Houston
Free and open to the public. Reservations required.

AVDA Expands Its Free Legal Aid Footprint

Free legal representation for victims of domestic abuse in Austin, Grimes, Waller, and Washington counties is now available! AVDA’s legal team of Peter F. Walbridge Jr., Managing Attorney of Austin, Grimes, Waller, and Washington Counties Office, and bilingual Paralegal Vicky Owor are serving clients in those counties.

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.


Victim Advocacy

We provide help at no cost


Legal Advocacy Program

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Counseling Services

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BIPP Program

Choose a life free of abuse

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

Abusers received

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.


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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.


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