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Find contact information for AVDA’s three offices.

AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse)

Business Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – Closed


  • Intake and client advocates: (713) 715-6935
  • Attorneys and paralegals: (713) 429-4363
  • BIPP staff: (713) 715-6945

Focusing Families

(979) 826-3290 ext. 219

United Way - Waller

(979) 826-3290 ext. 219

United Way - Ft. Bend

(281) 207-2312

AVDA Main Office

(713) 224-9911

Austin, Grimes, Waller and Washington Counties Offices
Phone: (979) 826-3290, ext. 219 
Focusing Families
910 Ninth St.
Hempstead, TX  77445

United Way of Greater Houston – Waller County Center
531 Farm-to-Market 359 Road South
Brookshire, TX  77423

Fort Bend County
Phone: (281) 207-2312 
The United Way of Greater Houston – Fort Bend County Center
12300 Parc Crest Drive, Suite 140
Stafford, TX  77477

Harris County/AVDA’s Main Office: 
Phone: (713) 224-9911
1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600
Houston, TX  77002

Parking information

Parking is available in the Binz Garage adjacent to the Binz Building (location of AVDA’s office). Enter garage either from Texas St. or Fannin, and park above third floor.

Victim Assistance Clients – Bring your Binz Garage ticket, and parking will be validated.

BIPP Clients – If you are coming for orientation or group Sessions, your Binz Garage parking will be validated. For your evaluation appointment, you will be responsible for the cost of your parking. It may cost less to park on the street.

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Contact Specific Staff Member

Maisha Colter, Chief Executive Officer

Lauren Summerville, Director of Development

Tess Gee, Development Associate

Milisa Alexis-Flores, Managing Attorney for Harris County

Peter Walbridge, Managing Attorney for Austin, Grimes, Waller & Washington Counties

Kusum Warsi, Managing Attorney for Fort Bend County

Raquel Barrett, Director of Battering Intervention and Prevention (BIPP)

Carolyn Burks, BIPP Operations Manager

Marie Jacinto, Director of Community Awareness and Prevention

Nicole Franklin Jones, Director of Outreach

John Reyes, Prevention & Education Manager

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.

1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600 Houston, TX 77002
P: 713-224-9911
F: 713-715-6935 for Legal Advocacy
F: 713-715-6945 for Battering Intervention & Prevention


1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600 Houston, TX 77002 P: 713-224-9911 F: 713-715-6935 | 713-715-6945

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