AVDA’s Legal Advocacy Program provides free legal representation in family law matters to victims of domestic violence in Harris and Fort Bend County courts. We have attorneys who are dedicated to obtaining protective orders, and others who focus on divorce, child...
Since 2006, AVDA has actively recruited summer Legal Interns from ABA-accredited law schools for clerkships in family-law litigation. They work side-by-side AVDA’s eight trauma-informed attorneys and eight paralegals, aiding with legal research, drafting letters and...
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...
Did you know that one in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence? Throughout the month of February, AVDA (Aid to Victims of...
AVDA recently partnered with METRO to build awareness of its transformational, life-saving services for victims of domestic violence. Thanks to METRO, there are 1,900 “Domestic Abuse Hurts Everyone” (950 in English and 950 in Spanish) bus cards on the METRO fleet....
For 37 years, AVDA has served an important need in our city by providing free legal advocacy and representation to survivors of domestic abuse. As needs rise and societal and environmental changes occur, AVDA remains nimble, flexible, and responsive. In the aftermath...
An Evening of Remembrance, Caring, and HopeHouston City Hall901 Bagby Street
As part of National Week of Action during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Interfaith Advisory Council will host An Evening of Remembrance, Caring, and Hope at 6:15 p.m. on Monday,
As part of National Week of Action during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Interfaith Advisory Council will host An Evening of Remembrance, Caring, and Hope at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018, in front of Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby. Co-sponsored by AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse), Daya and Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, this multi-faith vigil is in memory of domestic violence victims and in celebration of survivors. Faith leaders representing Houston’s major religions will share prayers in reverent remembrance.
This event is free and open to the public. On-street parking will be available.
Join 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
Join 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.
Single tickets are $175 for Chef Apprentice (35 & younger) and $500. Tables are also available.