Spreading the word to End Abuse

For all media inquires, please contact:
Marie Jacinto, Director of Community Awareness and Prevention

DeAndre Hopkins Speaks Out

AVDA’s Battering Intervention & Prevention Program

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2018

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AVDA’s Legal Advocacy Program expands into Fort Bend County

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, FOX 26 Houston featured members of the AVDA staff on their community affairs programing: “The Black Voice,” “Asian Connection,” and “Hola Houston.”

AVDA discusses Coaching Boys into Men training program with Khambrel Marshall

See the video of KPRC-TV’s “Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall” featuring AVDA’s CEO, Sherri Kendall, and Athletic Director of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory of Houston, Michael Scrutchin, discussing AVDA’s Coaching Boys into Men training program.

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AVDA’s 2017 Home Safe Home Gala sparkled with top chefs, celebrity sommeliers and AVDA supporters.

AVDA in the News: Khambrel Marshall talks domestic abuse on Houston Newsmakers

AVDA CEO, Sherri Kendall, and AVDA client, Crystal, appeared on Khambrel Marshall’s Houston Newsmakers segment to talk about domestic violence in Houston. Crystal also shared her story of jumping out of a moving car to escape her abusive spouse and said AVDA has made all the difference in her being able to get back to a normal life. Crystal explained what led her to make the decision to call AVDA for help.

AVDA in Print: DeAndre’s TD Challenge

Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, pledged $1,000 per touchdown he scores in October 2016 to Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse.

Hopkins wants to shine a light on the issue during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness month.

“It’s a cause that my mother and I wanted to help,” Hopkins said. “We came up with a way, we thought, that would be cool. Bringing football in it, not just going out there. But challenging other people also to donate and help out, even if it’s $1.50. Anything to contribute to a great cause in ADVA.”

Preparing rookies for more than just the field

Thank you to the Houston Texans for inviting AVDA to lead 22 of this year’s rookies in a conversation about domestic violence prevention and intervention.

BIPP Group Facilitator Cliff Files, Director Chastidy Patterson, Texans’ Director of Player Development Sean Washington and Chief Executive Officer Sherri Kendall (above) helped faciliate the training, which was part of the team’s 39 seminars organized to prepare them for their new NFL lifestyle.

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For all media inquiries, please contact:
Sherri Kendall, Chief Executive Officer
(713) 224-9911

AVDA staff members are qualified to serve as expert commentators on all aspects of the cycle of family violence as well as questions about domestic violence and the law. All media inquiries about AVDA, its program, or the prevalence and devastating effects of domestic violence should be directed to:

Sherri Kendall, LPC
Chief Executive Officer, AVDA
1001 Texas Avenue, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77002
FAX (713)715-6945

*For all immediate inquiries, inform the receptionist that it is an urgent media call and ask to have Ms. Kendall paged.

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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


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