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International Day of Peace
September 21, 2016

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on September 21st. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” 

In honor of Peace Day AVDA would like to share this message of peace 

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

- Chinese philosopher - Lao-Tse - 6th Century bce

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.

AVDA IS A 501 (C) (3) NONPROFIT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION. UNDER THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE,  DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION #CH-1783 AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE FLORIDA DIVISON OF CONSUMER SERVICE BY CALLING (850) 410-3800. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. THIS ORGANIZATION RETAINS 100% OF ALL FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED.
                     

 

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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)

Thank you!
 

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