AVDA's (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.) mission is to offer life-saving services while promoting violence-free, equitable relationships and creating the social changes necessary to end domestic and dating violence. For more than 35 years, AVDA's mission and services have provided critical support to thousands in our area.
2022-2023 United Way Funded Programs
AVDA's Extended Shelter provides safe housing, food, and comprehensive supportive services to victims of domestic violence who have extenuating circumstances that require an extended length of stay beyond the six weeks in AVDA's emergency shelter to move into violence-free living.
AVDA's Outreach program is comprised of supportive services for survivors and community-based prevention. Trauma-informed, empowerment-based services include individual and group support, legal advocacy, financial literacy, and safety planning. Prevention programming offers age-appropriate education for youth and adults to improve community response and reduce the occurrence of domestic violence.