AVDA - Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. mission is to promote violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. As we celebrate our 27th year of service, we know that our mission is critical to thousands in our area.
For the many individuals that need our help, AVDA provides a Community of Hope through our state-certified domestic violence center that offers a comprehensive array of services for all victims of domestic violence including; a 24 hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional housing, advocacy, counseling and support to help them live violence-free and self-sufficient lives. We also work throughout the community to educate and engage people of all ages in our commitment to prevent violence.
Our confidential services are offered to victims of domestic abuse and individuals at risk of abuse regardless of age, gender, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economic status.
AVDA is certified for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and was one of the first agencies in Palm Beach County to receive Certification from Nonprofits First. Certification recognizes AVDA’s excellent business practices in the areas of governance, administration, board governance, human resources and financial management. Indeed AVDA’s financial policies and procedures have been shared with other larger organizations as a “business model.”
AVDA’s philosophy - prevention through education, advocacy and intervention is the ultimate goal. All survivors of family violence should be provided with a safe haven. They must be treated with dignity and their right to self-determination encouraged.