AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse)  is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization  dedicated to ending the cycle of family violence  in Harris and Fort Bend counties. For 38 years, AVDA has provided advocacy, safety planning, and legal representation for more than 80,000 survivors.

AVDA relies heavily on donor support to bridge the gap between operating expenses and funding needs. Whether making a general donation or directing your funds to a specific initiative, such as the AVDA Education Fund or Joseph D. Jamail Endowment, every dollar supports our clients.

Support AVDA and change a life today. For more information, please contact AVDA Director of Development Lauren Summerville  at (713) 715-6949 or LaurenS@avda-tx.org.

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AVDA Education Fund


Give to the AVDA Education Fund

AVDA realizes that often victims of domestic abuse have difficulty leaving an abusive relationship due to financial control by the abuser. The AVDA Education Fund was established  by loyal AVDA donors, the Bruce and Ede Weiner Family, to ensure that our survivors and their families regain their independence from their abuser and begin the journey to self-sufficiency.  Through this fund,  financial stipends are provided for the continuation and lack of interruption of college credit hours, higher education supplies, trade school funds, licensing help, and more.

Donate today to change a life and to help break the cycle of domestic violence!

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.


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 chelseaw@avda-tx.org, 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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