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In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, author, Franklin Edwards, visited AVDA to donate his inspirational children...
05/17/2022

In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, author, Franklin Edwards, visited AVDA to donate his inspirational children’s books to our clients. Research suggests that children and youth who are bullied over time are more likely than those not bullied to experience depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. They also are more likely to be lonely and want to avoid school. Franklin’s message is important and reminds all of us that bullying is never the answer.

“Where do I start? Thank you!!!! I filed my divorce in 2019, and it was finalized in 2020. The pandemic had just started...
05/14/2022

“Where do I start? Thank you!!!! I filed my divorce in 2019, and it was finalized in 2020. The pandemic had just started, and I didn’t have to appear in court. It was done electronically, and I was so happy I didn’t have to see him again. Thank you so much! You rock!” – Former AVDA Client

"Domestic abuse can make a victim feel lonely, isolated, and filled with fear. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I a...
05/12/2022

"Domestic abuse can make a victim feel lonely, isolated, and filled with fear. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am here to help by listening without judgment, validating their feelings, and creating a more hopeful outlook to face the roadblocks ahead."

AVDA provides FREE trauma counseling for clients in-person and via Zoom. More at AVDA.org.

#MHAM #mentalhealthawareness

AVDA supports victims of domestic abuse overcome barriers to mental health treatment (like cost and transportation). Our...
05/10/2022

AVDA supports victims of domestic abuse overcome barriers to mental health treatment (like cost and transportation). Our licensed, bilingual, professional counselors provide trauma counseling for our clients for FREE both in-person and via Zoom. Get the help you need at AVDA.org.

#MHAM
#mentalhealthawareness

Happy Mother’s Day! May your day be full of joy.
05/08/2022

Happy Mother’s Day! May your day be full of joy.

As we wrap Safe Dates at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory, we thank the junior class and teachers for spending the ...
05/06/2022

As we wrap Safe Dates at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory, we thank the junior class and teachers for spending the last eight weeks together. Sharing skills for healthy relationship and how to prevent dating abuse to your 101 Juniors was an honor for John Reyes (pictured with the class).

“No one will believe me.” That’s just one of the many reasons that victims of domestic abuse don’t speak up or seek help...
05/04/2022

“No one will believe me.” That’s just one of the many reasons that victims of domestic abuse don’t speak up or seek help. If you know someone who remains a “silent victim,” this article from Psych Central offers suggestions on how to help. AVDA is a great resource, too, for safety planning—our advocates never pressure a caller to leave their situation, understanding that survivors should leave when the time is right for them. Read the article at https://psychcentral.com/health/silent-about-abuse.

#MHAM #mentalhealthawareness

School Administrators & Teachers: The school year may be coming to a close, but it is not too late to teach your student...
05/02/2022

School Administrators & Teachers: The school year may be coming to a close, but it is not too late to teach your students healthy relationship skills—in time for prom and even eighth grade promotion. Pictured here is AVDA’s John Reyes presenting to 9th-12th graders on building healthy relationships and learning the importance of trust, respect, and communication at Stratford High School. More at AVDA.org.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Providing the highest standard of care for our clients’ mental health remains cent...
05/01/2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Providing the highest standard of care for our clients’ mental health remains central to our work. AVDA provides FREE trauma counseling for domestic violence victims and psychoeducation for abusers. More at avda.org

#MHAM
#mentalhealthawareness

It may be the last day of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but our work as advocates for those who have survived sexual a...
04/30/2022

It may be the last day of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but our work as advocates for those who have survived sexual abuse continues. Visit AVDA.org for information on our Legal Advocacy Programs.

#SAAM2022 #sexualassaultawarenessmonth #endsexualassault #webelieveyou #sexualviolencesurvivor #sexualassaultsurvivor #sexualviolence

In recognition of #NCVRW2022, AVDA and HCDVCC hosted the virtual “Family Violence & Law Enforcement: Rights, Access, & E...
04/29/2022

In recognition of #NCVRW2022, AVDA and HCDVCC hosted the virtual “Family Violence & Law Enforcement: Rights, Access, & Equity for All Victims” panel. Thanks Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan, Houston Police Assistant Chief Patricia Cantu, and Texas Southern University Public Safety Deputy Chief Frederick Brown for sharing the incredible advances law enforcement has made in responding to the needs of victims.

We can practice and model everyday consent online by understanding that everyone has boundaries around meeting up in rea...
04/28/2022

We can practice and model everyday consent online by understanding that everyone has boundaries around meeting up in real life. If you’ve met online or on an app, make sure you both agree on the next steps and feel safe and comfortable with meeting up in person. Consent is everything--more at AVDA.org.

#SAAM2022
#sexualassaultawarenessmonth #endsexualassault #unveilyourvoice #sexualviolencesurvivor #sexualassault #sexualviolence #webelieveyou #sexualassaultsurvivor

Yesterday AVDA Founding Mothers Rhonda Gerson, Toby Myers, and Deedee Ostfeld joined AVDA CEO Maisha Colter for "A Year ...
04/27/2022

Yesterday AVDA Founding Mothers Rhonda Gerson, Toby Myers, and Deedee Ostfeld joined AVDA CEO Maisha Colter for "A Year of Anti-Violence Conversations: Houston's Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Then and Now," as part of University of Houston's Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series.

Help spread awareness and support during Sexual Assault Awareness month and wear denim tomorrow for Denim Day 2022!#SSAM...
04/26/2022

Help spread awareness and support during Sexual Assault Awareness month and wear denim tomorrow for Denim Day 2022!

#SSAM2022
#sexualassaultawarenessmonth #endsexualassault #unveilyourvoice #sexualviolencesurvivor #webelieveyou #sexualviolence #sexualassault #sexualassaultsurvivor

Register for our free, virtual panel discussion "Family Violence & Law Enforcement: Rights, Access, & Equity for All Vic...
04/25/2022

Register for our free, virtual panel discussion "Family Violence & Law Enforcement: Rights, Access, & Equity for All Victims" at 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Learn how the criminal justice system and social service providers help crime survivors find their justice by enforcing victims' rights, expanding access to services, and ensuring equity and inclusion for all.

#NCVRW2022

Register at https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AidtoVictimsofDomesticAbuse/familyviolenceandlawenforcement.html

Thank you to all of AVDA's volunteers and the countless ways you each support AVDA's mission to end abuse! With your sup...
04/24/2022

Thank you to all of AVDA's volunteers and the countless ways you each support AVDA's mission to end abuse! With your support, last year over 21,000 people benefitted from AVDA's services.

#volunteerhouston
#nonprofit #volunteering #giveback #volunteer #NVW2022

We're excited to feature a volunteer who gives back in so many ways to survivors of domestic abuse. Lena Le is an avid s...
04/23/2022

We're excited to feature a volunteer who gives back in so many ways to survivors of domestic abuse. Lena Le is an avid supporter of AVDA, from donating meals to AVDA staff, participating in auction items and her involvement with the Young Friends! She also just launched her business, Lena’s Asian Kitchen, which raises funds and awareness for causes supporting victims of domestic abuse and provides jobs for domestic abuse victims across Houston.

Lena's Asian Kitchen is now open for online ordering and delivery. Help support those who support AVDA and order today at https://lenasasiankitchen.com/

"AVDA’s mission statement and goals align with my personal goals, actively helping people and the community. I hope to c...
04/22/2022

"AVDA’s mission statement and goals align with my personal goals, actively helping people and the community. I hope to continue supporting AVDA anyway I can and hope others join as well."

Gabby is an undergrad student at the University of Houston who has been interning with AVDA's Family Violence Program since January 2022. While searching for places to volunteer at that related to her major, Human Development and Family Studies, she overheard the wonderful experience of another UH student at AVDA. She now supports the Client Advocates who provide intake, eligibility screening, safety planning and resources/referrals to all prospective clients. Last year, AVDA's Client Advocates and volunteers helped nearly 5,000 callers.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we’re honored to share an upcoming event featuring AVDA’s first set of volunt...
04/21/2022

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we’re honored to share an upcoming event featuring AVDA’s first set of volunteers. On April 26, AVDA’s Founding Mothers and CEO will discuss and reflect on how AVDA has changed over the years at “Houston’s Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Then and Now” panel discussion at University of Houston. Register at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=vboLF_CikEytSw6PDwxCWfhBanUW_CtCpT24a6f3vpdUMTFRTUVTV1YwWEZaTDVCV0w1NFBCUlJDVCQlQCN0PWcu

“With no family in Houston, AVDA provided me a support system during very public court proceedings." Meghan’s domestic v...
04/20/2022

“With no family in Houston, AVDA provided me a support system during very public court proceedings." Meghan’s domestic violence story made national headlines in 2017. Featured on Dateline, she hopes her story proves that life doesn’t have to end with abuse. As a survivor, advocate, and now volunteer, she works to help victims find resources and support.

For the last five years, Meghan has volunteered and supported AVDA. In 2020, she became a member of the Young Friends of AVDA advisory committee. Meghan has been in hospitality management for over 15 years. Currently serving as the General Manager and Director of Sales at a 213 room Holiday Inn.

"As far as non-profits go, I think AVDA is one of Houston’s 'best kept secrets'. Their legal services and mentoring yout...
04/19/2022

"As far as non-profits go, I think AVDA is one of Houston’s 'best kept secrets'. Their legal services and mentoring youth programs help both re-shape and course correct a better future for victims who may otherwise be stuck in a vicious cycle."

Since 2017, Bobby has volunteered his time serving on the Development Committee, co-chairing the Young Friends of AVDA and sponsoring AVDA's galas. Currently, he is a Broker-Associate at Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty.

#nvw2022 #volunteering

2022 is off to a great start thanks to AVDA's Volunteers! With nearly 50 volunteers already oriented this year, we're ex...
04/18/2022

2022 is off to a great start thanks to AVDA's Volunteers! With nearly 50 volunteers already oriented this year, we're excited to continue to see how our volunteers make a difference in 2022.

#nvw2022 #volunteer
#nonprofit #giveback #donate #houston
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