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Did you know that AVDA will be 30 years old in 2016?

The Vegso Family Foundation has generously issued a matching gift challenge! From now through December 31st, they will match donations up to $50,000 towards AVDA's 30th year of service drive. We need to raise $366,000 ($1,000 a day for Leap Year).  These funds will help us to start our 30th year with a solid base to provide basic needs for all of our residents.

We are so thankful to the Vegso Family Foundation and hope you will help us meet our goal!  Click here to help AVDA.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!!

Join us Wednesday, December 2nd from 6-8 PM at Periwinkle Boutique, 339 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.  This is a private shopping event for friends of AVDA with 15% of your purchase donated back to AVDA.  Come out for this fun event, complete with personal stylists, light bites and cocktails. A perfect night to buy something fabulous for yourself (or a gift for someone) and give back!  Please RSVP to

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.

Featured News

At AVDA's 16th Annual Race for Hope Presented by Marshalls
Boynton Beach High School Students Learn About Healthy Relationships

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!

Check out our WISH LIST  or visit for our Wish List on the site. Orders purchased through will be shipped directly to us.





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