AVDA - TX

AVDA - TX AVDA provides legal representation, battering intervention and prevention, community education, and counseling. Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse is a private non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization that has been serving families trapped in the cycle of family violence since 1980.
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Only AVDA works to break this cycle by intervening with both the victim and the abuser. AVDA operates two direct-service programs unique to Harris County. The Legal Advocacy Program offers free legal representation for adults and children trapped in abusive intimate-partner or family relationships and the nationally recognized Battering Intervention and Prevention Program provides specialized psycho-educational counseling which enables batterers to recognize, accept responsibility for and end their abusive behavior. Disclaimer: This page is not monitored 24/7, and is solely for informational purposes, if you are requesting/inquiring about our services, call our main number to speak with trained staff. Posting on a public page may compromise your confidentiality and privacy. If you require immediate assistance, please call 911. The following have crisis counselors available 24 hours/7 days a week to assist: Si necesitas ayuda inmediata, por favor llame al 911. Consejeros de crisis están disponible 24horas/7 días a la semana aquí: Crisis Hotline: (713) HOTLINE / (713) 468-5463 Español: (713) 526-8088 MHMRA: (713) 970-7000 National Domestic Violence Help Line: (1-800-799-SAFE)

Mission: The mission of AVDA is to provide direct services to families victimized by domestic violence by providing legal representation, education, and battering intervention programs.

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Join AVDA CEO Maisha Colter tonight at 7 p.m. for ABC13 Houston’s “ACTION 13: FIGHTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” town hall. ABC...
11/19/2020

Join AVDA CEO Maisha Colter tonight at 7 p.m. for ABC13 Houston’s “ACTION 13: FIGHTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” town hall. ABC13-Mayra Moreno will host the discussion on the impact of the pandemic on domestic violence. To join us, follow this link: https://abc13.com/8047331/

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Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
Crime Stoppers of Houston

Join us for ABC13 Houston’s “ACTION 13: FIGHTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” town hall Thursday at 7 p.m. Eyewitness News Anchor ...
11/18/2020

Join us for ABC13 Houston’s “ACTION 13: FIGHTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” town hall Thursday at 7 p.m. Eyewitness News Anchor ABC13-Mayra Moreno will lead an engaging discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic violence with AVDA CEO Maisha Colter, Amy Smith of Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Chau Nguyen of HAWC & Sydney Zuiker of Crime Stoppers of Houston.

To join us, follow this link: https://abc13.com/8047331/

On this Veterans Day, we honor all of those who serve our country.
11/11/2020

On this Veterans Day, we honor all of those who serve our country.

“Prior to the existence of the Protective Order Registry, it was difficult for law enforcement to identify whether an in...
11/08/2020
New Online Statewide Directory of Protective Orders Now Available - Reform Austin

“Prior to the existence of the Protective Order Registry, it was difficult for law enforcement to identify whether an individual was the subject of a protective order in another county. The Protective Order Registry now provides immediate access to the status of a protective order to all courts across the state regardless of the county of issuance, and soon law enforcement will have quick access to that same information.” Alexandra Cantrell, public policy manager with the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV)

A new online directory has been provided to Texans in order to track and list protective orders related to domestic violence. Read more at RA News.

The Vivint Houston Open ends tomorrow, but it isn’t too late for you to register and make a pledge or flat donation to A...
11/07/2020

The Vivint Houston Open ends tomorrow, but it isn’t too late for you to register and make a pledge or flat donation to AVDA through Birdies for Charity. Your donation of a few dollars can translate into thousands for AVDA. Please support our mission to end family violence by registering and pledging here: https://buff.ly/3oxST2e

Thanks Vivint Houston Open! Friends of AVDA--please take a moment to register to make a pledge per birdie or a flat dona...
11/06/2020

Thanks Vivint Houston Open! Friends of AVDA--please take a moment to register to make a pledge per birdie or a flat donation to AVDA through Birdies for Charity. 100% of your donation comes to AVDA, and the three organizations with the most donations will receive an additional, generous donation from Birdies for Charity. Your donation of a few dollars can translate into thousands for AVDA. Register here: https://events.trustevent.com/templates/index.cfm?fuseaction=templates.home&eid=3695

Our golfers put up a solid Round 1 performance, counting 363 birdies for the day!

It's not too late to get your Birdies for Charity pledge in! Your generous donation will help support organizations like AVDA - TX, today's featured charity!

Donate here: https://bit.ly/3pdYF9M

Have you seen AVDA billboards around town promoting our free legal aid for victims of domestic abuse? As more and more s...
11/06/2020
AVDA launches major domestic violence awareness campaign

Have you seen AVDA billboards around town promoting our free legal aid for victims of domestic abuse? As more and more survivors seek our services during the pandemic, it is so important to keep the message in the community that help is available. Thank you Clear Channel Outdoor and State Bar of Texas Foundation in making this awareness campaign possible.

To find out how you can help someone experiencing family violence, follow the link, thanks to FOX 26 Houston.

You may start to notice new billboards bringing awareness to domestic violence. The new campaign from AVDA launches todday.

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11/05/2020

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Today is the first day of the Vivint Houston Open, and if you haven’t made a pledge per birdie or a flat donation to benefit AVDA, the time is NOW! Your donation of a few cents could literally translate into thousands of dollars for AVDA. Support our mission to end abuse by participating in the Houston Open’s Birdies for Charity fundraising campaign.

Register here: https://events.trustevent.com/templates/index.cfm?fuseaction=templates.home&eid=3695

#EndAbuse #AVDA #birdiesforcharity

Today is the first day of the Vivint Houston Open, and if you haven’t made a pledge per birdie or a flat donation to ben...
11/05/2020

Today is the first day of the Vivint Houston Open, and if you haven’t made a pledge per birdie or a flat donation to benefit AVDA, the time is NOW! Your donation of a few cents could literally translate into thousands of dollars for AVDA. Support our mission to end abuse by participating in the Houston Open’s Birdies for Charity fundraising campaign.

Register here: https://events.trustevent.com/templates/index.cfm?fuseaction=templates.home&eid=3695

#EndAbuse #AVDA #birdiesforcharity

11/04/2020
Listen to the Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent Episode - AVDA: Fighting the rise in domestic abuse during the pandemic on iHeartRadio | iHeartRadio

In case you missed it...find out so much more about AVDA, our services, and the intricacies of domestic violence advocacy and legal aid through this excellent Houston P.A. podcast produced by Laurent Fouilloud-Buyat and iHeartRadio.

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/139-houston-p-a-hosted-by-laur-27733777/episode/avda-fighting-the-rise-in-domestic-70466851/

#EndAbuse #AVDA

Stream the Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent episode, AVDA: Fighting the rise in domestic abuse during the pandemic, free & on demand on iHeartRadio.

It’s a hole-in-one for AVDA when you make a pledge or flat donation to benefit us through the Vivint Houston Open Birdie...
11/03/2020

It’s a hole-in-one for AVDA when you make a pledge or flat donation to benefit us through the Vivint Houston Open Birdies for Charity fundraising campaign. It’s so easy to register, and 100% of your donation goes directly to AVDA. Plus, as part of the campaign, the three organizations with the most donations will receive an additional, generous donation from Birdies for Charity. Register at https://events.trustevent.com/templates/index.cfm?fuseaction=templates.home&eid=3695

AVDA is proud to announce that we have been selected to participate in the Vivint Houston Open’s Birdies for Charity fun...
11/02/2020

AVDA is proud to announce that we have been selected to participate in the Vivint Houston Open’s Birdies for Charity fundraising campaign. From now until November 8, you can register and make a pledge per birdie made at the Houston Open or give a flat donation to AVDA through Birdies for Charity. 100% of you donation goes to AVDA, and the three organizations with the most donations will receive an additional, generous donation from Birdies for Charity.

Your donation of a few dollars can translate into thousands for AVDA! Follow the link to register: https://events.trustevent.com/templates/index.cfm?fuseaction=templates.home&eid=3695&fbclid=IwAR2QOlv0SnTQXT8DlYtA9Nb5Jmj8Z32Aw7SVzFr2F33nGBPRvImalNL4WGM

While each October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, domestic violence is not confined by a calendar. We...
10/31/2020

While each October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, domestic violence is not confined by a calendar. We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence. Learn more at www.avda.org

#DVAM2020 #SaveAtHome #EndAbuse #AVDA

AVDA is proud to announce that we have been selected to participate in the Houston Open’s Birdies for Charity fundraisin...
10/30/2020

AVDA is proud to announce that we have been selected to participate in the Houston Open’s Birdies for Charity fundraising campaign. From now until November 8, you can register and make a pledge per birdie made at the Houston Open or give a flat donation to AVDA through Birdies for Charity. 100% of your donation goes to AVDA, and the three organizations with the most donations will receive an additional, generous donation from Birdies for Charity.

Your donation of a few dollars can translate into thousands for AVDA. Follow this link to register:
https://events.trustevent.com/templates/index.cfm?fuseaction=templates.home&eid=3695

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. Every...
10/29/2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. Everyone deserves to be #SafeAtHome.

#AVDA #EndAbuse #DVAM2020

Last night was powerful and empowering as AVDA joined our partner domestic violence service providers (Daya Houston, Har...
10/28/2020

Last night was powerful and empowering as AVDA joined our partner domestic violence service providers (Daya Houston, Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Houston Area Women's Center, The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., Fort Bend Women's Center, Bay Area Turning Point, Fresh Spirit Wellness, Inc., Northwest Assistance Ministries, Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM), Katy Christian Ministries/KCM, & Houston Mayor’s Office of Anti-Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence) and faith leaders from across the Greater Houston area in "An Evening of Remembrance, Caring, and Hope." In case you missed it: https://www.facebook.com/houstonavda/videos/367861427698401

At the same time last night, the bridges over 59 were lit in purple, the color for domestic violence awareness symbolizing survival, courage, and peace. As Domestic Violence Awareness Month is winding down, let us remain vigilant and hopeful in our efforts to end family violence.

#DVAM2020 #EndAbuse #AVDA

10/27/2020

The Greater Houston Area Domestic Violence Service Providers honor the memory of victims, support families, and celebrate survivors. Faith leaders from across our region's diverse religions read the names of some who lost their lives to domestic violence in 2020 with remembrance and love.

One in three women and one in four men experience domestic abuse in their lifetimes. It is time for us to stand in solid...
10/26/2020

One in three women and one in four men experience domestic abuse in their lifetimes. It is time for us to stand in solidarity with those surviving family violence.

Please call AVDA if you or someone you know needs help with safety planning and/or legal aid at 713-224-9911.
#DVAM2020 #EndAbuse #AVDA #SafeAtHome

AVDA's Milisa Alexis-Flores (Managing Attorney for Harris County) explains safety planning and its importance. Thank you...
10/26/2020
Helping victims of domestic violence

AVDA's Milisa Alexis-Flores (Managing Attorney for Harris County) explains safety planning and its importance. Thank you FOX 26 Houston for sharing this information to help keep victims of domestic violence safe. Help is available by calling 713-224-9911.
https://www.fox26houston.com/video/863669

#EndAbuse #AVDA #DVAM2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There's a group here in Houston - AVDA - that offers help to victims of domestic violence. Everything from counseling to legal support. Milisa Alexis-Flores, AVDA’s Managing Attorney for Harris County, explains how it works.

As part of local National Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities, family violence service providers from across th...
10/23/2020

As part of local National Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities, family violence service providers from across the Greater Houston area are holding a virtual, community-wide, candlelight vigil in reverent memory of domestic violence victims and in celebration of survivors at 6:30 p.m., October 27. Please join us on Facebook Live!

In recognition of Houston’s religious diversity, tolerance, and acceptance, faith leaders from across Houston representing the Baha’i Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism are taking part in An Evening of Remembrance, Caring, and Hope. They will read the names of those who lost their lives to domestic violence in 2020 with Rev Harry B-Happy Bartholomew providing Gong Blessings.

Thanks for the leadership of Daya Houston and Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council in coordinating this meaningful event!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Let survivors know they are not alone and that help is just a phone call a...
10/23/2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Let survivors know they are not alone and that help is just a phone call away.

AVDA provides free legal representation for victims of domestic abuse as well as a Battering Intervention and Prevention Program for perpetrators. Call 713-224-9911 for more information or visit www.AVDA.org

#SafeAtHome #EndAbuse #DVAM2020 #AVDA

Join us tonight on Facebook Live!
10/21/2020

Join us tonight on Facebook Live!

Did you see the in-depth article on AVDA's gala and our mission to end family violence in the Houston Chronicle? A huge ...
10/19/2020
Potente chef helps domestic abuse charity raise $429K at Minute Maid Park

Did you see the in-depth article on AVDA's gala and our mission to end family violence in the Houston Chronicle? A huge "thank you" to Amber Elliott for covering our virtual Home Safe Home Gala. In case you missed it...https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/article/Domestic-abuse-gala-takes-over-Minute-Maid-Park-15650957.php

Potente chef and the Houston Astros rally behind AVDA’s 15th annual Home Safe Home Gala to help the domestic violence non-profit raise $429,000 at Minute Maid Park downtown.

Thank you Shelby Hodge and PaperCity Houston for sharing the great success of AVDA's virtual Home Safe Home Gala!It's ne...
10/19/2020
Potente Chef and His Team Cook Up 400 Meals in a $429,500 Night to Fight Domestic Violence in Houston | PaperCity Magazine

Thank you Shelby Hodge and PaperCity Houston for sharing the great success of AVDA's virtual Home Safe Home Gala!

It's never too late to support our mission to end family abuse at https://avda-tx.org/donate/
https://www.papercitymag.com/society/potente-chef-danny-trace-avada-houston-fundraiser-minute-maid-park/

Photo: Keith Kilson

Potente executive chef Danny Trace was more than willing to jump into the kitchen on behalf of AVADA as the nonprofit battling domestic violence was celebrating its 40th anniversary and needed some pizzazz for its virtual fundraiser.

Congratulations, Mark Russell, loyal AVDA supporter, board member and former chair! We couldn't be happier that you won ...
10/18/2020

Congratulations, Mark Russell, loyal AVDA supporter, board member and former chair! We couldn't be happier that you won this year's Tenenbaum Jewelers $10,000 gift card at AVDA's 15th annual Home Safe Home Gala.

Here is Mark picking up his meal as part of this year's virtual gala. Photo credit: Keith Kilson

Staged at Minute Maid Park on October 14, AVDA’s Home Safe Home Gala was a home run success! We surpasssed our stated go...
10/17/2020

Staged at Minute Maid Park on October 14, AVDA’s Home Safe Home Gala was a home run success! We surpasssed our stated goal of $375,000 by raising $429,500, which was only possible with the generous support of corporate sponsors Memorial Hermann, Sequent Energy Management, ASTOUNDZ, Frost, Bank of Texas, Tenenbaum Jewelers, Next Level Urgent Care, Westside Lexus, Northside Lexus, Schlanger, Silver, Barg & Paine L.L.P. and Decode Digital. Thank you all!

Photos: Nelly White of Sequent Energy Management with husband, photo credit Jerry Klumpp; Next Level car, photo credit Richard Gillespie

AVDA sends a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to Home Safe Home Gala chairs Vanessa and Chuck Ames for their leadership in making t...
10/16/2020

AVDA sends a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to Home Safe Home Gala chairs Vanessa and Chuck Ames for their leadership in making the idea of a virtual gala a reality—and a highly successful fundraiser, at that.

We are also grateful that we had the opportunity to honor Dori Kornfeld Goldman, partner at Yetter Coleman LLP, with the Joseph D. Jamail Award for Justice; Tony Bradfield, owner of Tenenbaum Jewelers, with AVDA’s Heart of Houston Award; and the NCJW Greater Houston Section with the Faithful Founders Award for the key role they played in the formation of AVDA 40 years ago in 1980.

First two photos credit: Jerry Klumpp

AVDA’s virtual Home Safe Home Gala was a “grand slam” event in huge part because of the tremendous support of presenting...
10/16/2020

AVDA’s virtual Home Safe Home Gala was a “grand slam” event in huge part because of the tremendous support of presenting sponsors Astros Foundation and Potente. Minute Maid Park provided the perfect staging area for the event: Potente Executive Chef Danny Trace and his team prepared the meals in the kitchen, and, right on cue, scores of Astros and AVDA volunteers delivered the meals as patrons pulled their cars up on Crawford Street. Wednesday evening the gala was broadcasted live from Union Station. Potente’s contribution alone included a significant in-kind contribution estimated at more than $25,000.

We can’t thank the Astros Foundation and Potente enough!

Photos: Twila Carter of the Astros Foundation with AVDA CEO Maisha Colter; Chef Danny Trace in the kitchen at Minute Maid. Credit: Jerry Klumpp

With the support of the @astrosfoundation and @potentehouston AVDA hit it out of the park with its highly successful, vi...
10/15/2020

With the support of the @astrosfoundation and @potentehouston AVDA hit it out of the park with its highly successful, virtual Home Safe Home Gala last night! From the drive-through meal pickup featuring @potentehouston @chefdannytrace ‘s 4-course dinner to a virtual program broadcasted live from @minute_maid_park the event went without a hitch, raising $429,590!

It is never too late to support our mission at www.AVDA.org

Credit: Jerry Klumpp

With the support of the Astros Foundation and Potente, AVDA hit it out of the park with its highly successful, virtual H...
10/15/2020

With the support of the Astros Foundation and Potente, AVDA hit it out of the park with its highly successful, virtual Home Safe Home Gala last night! From the contactless, drive-through meal pickup (featuring a four-course dinner created by Executive Chef Danny Trace) to a virtual program broadcasted live from Minute Maid Park's Union Station, the event went without a hitch, raising $429,500!

It's never too late to support our mission to end family violence. Visit https://avda-tx.org/donate/ to help us continue our work!

Photo credit: Jerry Klumpp

Going live for AVDA’s virtual gala! Join the fun now via the link in our bio.
10/15/2020

Going live for AVDA’s virtual gala! Join the fun now via the link in our bio.

Let the gala begin! Meal pickup at Minute Maid Park...thanks Potente Executive Chef Danny Trace!
10/14/2020

Let the gala begin! Meal pickup at Minute Maid Park...thanks Potente Executive Chef Danny Trace!

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1001 Texas St Ste 600
Houston, TX
77002

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00

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(713) 224-9911

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