Community Outreach

Imagine a world without violence.

Together with our partners, we can foster a community-wide response to abuse.

Our goal is to foster a community-wide response to abuse while providing information to victims in need of AVDA’s legal and counseling services. Our three-pronged approach includes presentations, service provider training, and outreach at community-based events. We welcome the opportunity to work with all community partners in ending abuse.

Contact AVDA Outreach Director Nicole Franklin-Jones at or 713.715.6921 to learn more.


Domestic abuse is a public health crisis, and awareness across all communities is necessary in order to end abuse. AVDA staff are available to speak to a variety of audiences ranging from parent, veteran, corporate and church groups to professional organizations. Presentations may be in English, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, or Mandarin Chinese. Topic choices include:

  • Domestic Violence 101 (covers signs and types of abuse, power and control vs. consent and respect, how a bystander can help)
  • Teen/Young Adult Dating Abuse Prevention
  • Intersection of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking
  • Anger Management vs. Battering Intervention & Prevention
  • Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence: Understanding Protective Orders, Child Custody, and Adoption Rights
  • Gender Norms and Domestic Violence

Training for Service Providers

We work with service providers who have direct interaction with victims as well as perpetrators, offering specialized training for criminal justice workers, healthcare providers, shelter advocates, and Child Protective Services staff, just to name a few.  

Outreach Booths at Health Fairs

AVDA staffs health fairs and community- and faith-based meetings year-round to meet the demand for information on domestic abuse. Sensitive to Houston’s diverse population, AVDA provides materials in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, and Spanish, and has a Spanish-speaking Prevention and Education Specialist on staff.

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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 | 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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