AVDA- Aid To Victims Of Domestic Abuse

AVDA is committed to its mission to promote violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. AVDA has been a safe haven for thousands of victims of domestic abuse.

“Don’t judge yourself by what others did to you.” -C. Kennedy, Ómorphi

Our Mission

AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used by one person in an intimate relationship to gain and maintain power and control over their partner. Domestic violence includes current and former spouses and dating partners and can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone. Domestic violence can vary in frequency and severity and occurs on a continuum, ranging from one episode that might or might not have lasting impact, to chronic and severe episodes over a period of years.
Data from CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) indicate: 

  • About 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and reported some form of IPV-related impact.
  • Over 43 million women and 38 million men experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Programs

For the many individuals who need our help, AVDA provides a Community of Hope through our state-certified domestic violence center that offers a comprehensive array of services for all victims of domestic violence including; a 24 hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional housing, advocacy, counseling and support to help them live violence-free and self-sufficient lives. We also work throughout the community to educate and engage people of all ages in our commitment to prevent violence. 

AVDA’s Community of Hope


Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. 
We are dedicated to empowering and supporting survivors of domestic violence to live violence-free and self-sufficient lives.

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