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Support AVDA and change a life today. Your tax-deductible gift will support AVDA’s mission to end the cycle of domestic violence. For more information, please contact Chelsea Wade at (713) 224-9911 or








Education Fund


Give to the AVDA Education Fund


Your gift provides financial support to AVDA clients in the form of college credit hours, higher education supplies, trade school funds, licensing help, and more.

Joseph D. Jamail Endowment Fund


Give to The Joseph D. Jamail Endowment Fund


The Joseph D. Jamail Endowment Fund, established by Joe Jamail in 2014, permanently endows an AVDA attorney position to provide legal services to victims of domestic abuse who are categorized as the “working poor.” These clients do not qualify for traditional legal aid but do not earn enough to pay for quality legal representation. AVDA believes that no one should be denied access to justice because of an inability to pay. Through AVDA’s legal representation and advocacy, clients are able to break the ties that bind them to their abuser and truly begin again.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are essential to the fulfillment of AVDA’s long-term goals.


There are many ways to make charitable gifts and simultaneously meet your personal financial goals.


You can help future generations benefit from AVDA’s services by including us in your will. Suggested bequest language is: “I give the sum of $____ in cash (or “I give____% of the residue of my estate”) to AVDA to be used for its charitable purposes.”


If AVDA is already included in your giving plans, please contact Elizabeth Kennedy at 713-715-6949 or and let us know about your generous intentions.



Gifts of cash/credit card/pledges


AVDA gratefully accepts gifts online, by mail, as honoraria and memorials, through matching gift programs and by transfers of stock:


• Online Donation


To make a gift online, visit our Donations page and click on the Donate Now button.


• Gift by mail


To make a traditional check or credit card gift, complete and print our Donation Form and mail it to:


AVDA 1001 Texas Avenue, Suite 600 Houston, TX 77002


• Honoraria and Memorials


There is no better way to honor a loved one, celebrate a special occasion, or show someone you care than to make a gift in his or her name. Your gift to AVDA will be shared and appreciated by many and will further our mission to strengthen the lives of the families we serve.


Each gift received by AVDA is acknowledged to the individual or family member in whose honor or memory the gift was made. The gift amount remains confidential. The donor will receive a separate receipt, and all gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Complete our Donation Form or make your honoraria or memorial gift at our Online Donation page.


• Matching Gift Programs


Many companies sponsor programs designed to match philanthropic contributions made by their employees, retirees and/or spouses. Check your employer’s matching gift policy before making your next gift to AVDA.


If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. AVDA will send both the donor and the company receipts for tax purposes. This is a great opportunity for you to support AVDA and possibly double or even triple your gift!


• Transfer of Stock


Gifts of stock are always welcome.

As our city and state begin the long process of recovery and rebuilding, AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse)and the lifesaving services it provides will be needed more than ever. Incidences of domestic violence surge following the disruption caused by a natural disaster (The World Health Organization, Violence and Disasters). Many survivors feel they have no other options than to return to their abusers. Unfortunately, this will mean an increased need for services for our clients and their children. At the same time, AVDA is expanding its service area to include Fort Bend County to serve the ever-growing number of families impacted by domestic abuse across our entire region.

In order to meet their needs, we need your help.

Your support allows us to provide legal representation, safety planning, trauma counseling and supportive services for victims of abuse; rehabilitative counseling and accountability for batterers; and prevention-focused outreach programming for at-risk youth. Together, we can help survivors like Victoria:

Victoria endured years of mental and physical abuse from her husband, who then served her with divorce papers and made it clear that he was going to do everything he could to make sure she never saw their son again. The AVDA legal team fought for Victoria, who was awarded full custody and child support, and no longer has to live in fear of her son being taken from her.

“Thanks to AVDA, my son and I can move forward to rebuild our lives. They have given me hope again.”



























Please join us in supporting our mission to end family violence and sustaining programs that will end abuse and help victims begin again. Your gift helps AVDA continue to provide lifesaving services to families affected by domestic abuse.

Examples of the way your gift can make an impact:

$50 Two Sessions in Battering Intervention and Prevention Program

$100 One Community Outreach Presentation to at-risk youth

$250 One Protective Order Intake

$500 Two hours of Legal Representation

$1,000 Three days at Camp Carefree for one family

Our Commitment to Privacy:

AVDA is grateful for its generous community support, and promises to hold all donor information in strict confidence. We will not sell, loan or otherwise provide a donor’s personal information to any other organization. And while we will keep your contact information on file so that we may continue to inform you about AVDA, we will not keep your credit card or other sensitive personal financial information on file. AVDA’s Annual Report will include an account of donors who supported the AVDA mission during the year, and the level at which they gave. Please know that you may opt out of this acknowledgement should you choose.

Data Security:

Safeguards and procedures have been implemented by AVDA staff to maintain records, ensure accuracy and to prevent unauthorized access of information.

Information updates:

If you would like to review your personal information, request corrections, request removal from our contact list or ask questions about our Donor Privacy Policy, please email, or write to:

Attn: Development
1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600
Houston, TX 77002

Visiting linked websites

AVDA lists several websites which may be of interest to our supporters, particularly those who are prominent in the nationwide domestic violence community. While we commit to you that we will honor your privacy when you visit the AVDA website, we cannot promise the same for other websites for which AVDA has no responsibility. Please consider reading the Privacy Policies on all sites you visit.

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 | 713-715-6945


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

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