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Make a Donation to AVDA by July 31, 2016 and You Can Double Your Donation.

AVDA needs to raise $76,000 to finish paying off  our emergency shelter building.  An anonymous family foundation will match the first $25,000 donated!  Donations must be received by July 31, 2016.

Please help AVDA's Community of Hope and make your tax-deductible donation today.
Donations can be make by calling 561-265-3797 or by clicking here.

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What is Domestic Abuse?

A pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence 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.

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men aged 18 and older in the United States have been a victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 3 teens experiences abuse from a dating partner.
  • Domestic violence costs $8.3 billion in expenses annually: a combination of higher medical costs ($5.8 billion) and lost productivity ($2.5 billion).

What Is Stalking?

Repeated or unwanted behavior from an individual that is harassing, intimidating, or threatening.  Stalking is most common in intimate partner relationships.  Many times there will be an increase in stalking behavior upon leaving a controlling relationship.

  • 6.6 million people are stalked each year in the United States.

  • 3 in 4 stalking victims are stalked by someone they know.  

  • 76% of women who are murdered by their partners had been stalked in the year prior to being killed.

  • Physical abuse and stalking together indicate a higher threat of homicide than either behavior alone.

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. shall make every effort to provide services to eligible individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, gender, disability status, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, immigration status, language spoken, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

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For 30 years, Delray based AVDA has been a safe-haven for victims of domestic abuse.

Donations Needed!

We are in need of the following items.  All products must be new and unopened.
Please call 561-265-3797 to arrange to drop off items.

Personal Care:
Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Deoderant, Disposable Razors, Soaps, Body Wash and Feminine Products

Ethnic Hair Care:
Olive Oil (Relaxer - regular, medium, super)
Just for me (Kids relaxer )
Dark and Lovely  (Relaxer - regular, medium, super)
Soft and Beautiful (Relaxer - regular, medium, super)
Pro Style Hair Gel (clear and brown)
Edge Control
Coconut Formula Protein Packs (Leave in Conditioner) 
Creme of Nature (Shampoo and Conditioner)

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Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence City of Boynton Beach
United Way of Palm Beach County Town of Palm Beach United Way Boca Raton Florida City of Delray Beach