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Help Us End Abuse

Donate to help end violence and provide help to those who need it.

Donate Today

Help Us End Abuse

Donate to help end violence and provide help to those who need it.

AVDA & The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge

AVDA is participating in The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge, which takes place annually in October as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. From October 2-31, this friendly fundraising competition involves select organizations that provide support to survivors of domestic violence and financial abuse in communities across the United States. AVDA is one of more than 220 nonprofits competing to raise the most money with the top teams winning grand prize cash donations.

All funds raised by AVDA through the Purple Purse Challenge will go directly to AVDA clients impacted by Hurricane Harvey through the newly established AVDA Victim Relief Fund. Our goal for the Challenge is $5,000, providing 10 survivors and their families with $500 each for such immediate needs as housing assistance, childcare, medical bills, transportation and lost wages to help alleviate homelessness, lack of transportation, and other economic challenges for one of Houston’s most susceptible populations.

Victims of domestic violence are particularly vulnerable in times of crisis, and incidences of domestic abuse often skyrocket following a natural disaster. AVDA has already begun aiding survivors like Rosa, who was evacuated by boat during the storm. Luckily, she and her children were safe, but she lost everything in the flood. Her apartment was completely destroyed, and since she worked at the apartment complex, she lost her place of employment and wages, too. She is currently living with friends.

Please consider a gift today and help us surpass our Purple Purse goal to support the AVDA Victim Relief Fund.

We remain #HoustonStrong, working to #EndAbuse . With your help, together we will continue to empower survivors to begin again.

Donate to end violence: Every donation matters

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 Elizabeth Kennedy, Director of Development, at 713.715.6949 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.

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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