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Sabrina Greenlee, the mother of Texans star DeAndre Hopkins, and her nonprofit S.M.O.O.O.T.H teamed up with AVDA to host a holiday party for AVDA clients and their children. Dec. 13, 2019 Read the full article here.
AVDA announces the expansion of its free legal aid and emergency funding for victims of domestic violence into Austin, Grimes, Waller and Washington counties Navasota Examiner, Dec. 12. 2019 Read the full article here.
Under a new Texas law that makes it a felony to assault a pregnant woman, convicted abusers could receive between two and 10 years in prison for the crime. Houston Chronicle, Nov. 4, 2019 Read the full article here.
MORE THAN 450 PEOPLE MADE HISTORY when they attended AVDA’s 14th annual Home Safe Home Gala, which raised a record-breaking $610,878 —the highest-grossing (and net) gala in AVDA’s history. Houstonia Magazine, Oct. 25, 2019 Read the full article here.
Applause, applause for chairs Meredith and Ben Marshall, who oversaw the evening that brought in $610,878, the largest proceeds to date from the evening that supports AVDA’s mission of ending family violence. PaperCity, Oct. 21, 2019 Read the full story here.
AVDA CEO Sherri Kendall and AVDA Client BeLinda Hyder speak at the press conference to launch AVDA’s victim-centered billboard campaign to build awareness and help survivors of domestic violence. Fox 26 Houston, July 19, 2019
Univision 45 Houston, July 18, 2019 Read the full story here.
AVDA now offers a Battering Intervention and Prevention group for gay, bi-sexual and trans men. Univision 45 Houston, June 11, 2019 Read the full story here.
AVDA, in partnership with University of Houston Law Center, announces specialized training to prepare Houston-area attorneys for the representation of non-responsive or indigent respondents in Harris and Fort Bend courts. Houston Chronicle, May 20, 2019 Read the full...
Domestic violence as an epidemic in Harris County is discussed. KPRC Channel 2, Jan. 27, 2019 Read the full story here.
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