Partnership Against Domestic Violence

Rating: 4.9 stars   30 reviews

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Location: P.O. Box 170225 Atlanta GA 30317 USA

Mission: PADV works to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors.
Results: PADV is embarking on a capital campaign to increase our capacity in Gwinnett county. We will be able to serve 50% more women and children January 1, 2013 upon successful completion of the campaign.
Target demographics: Women and children in the Metro Atlanta and outlying areas
Direct beneficiaries per year: 18,000
Programs: 1. 24-hour crisis line 2. Operates two Safe Houses 3. Legal advocacy 4. Support groups for women and children 5. Teen dating violence prevention 6. Domestic Violence in the Workplace prevention
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404-870-9600
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked for years with the staff from PADV. They set the standard for all domestic violence agencies in Georgia. Their work is professional to the highest standard and their care and support for survivors is beyond compare. The staff work very hard in very difficult jobs. They are constantly striving to find innovative and compassionate ways to support those affected by intimate partner violence. I cannot say enough about this organization or the people who make it run. They set the standard within the state for serving survivors.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with staff from PADV for more than five years now. They are tireless advocates for survivors. PADV works relentlessly to ensure that domestic violence survivors and their friends and family have the support they need to heal. I want to personally thank everyone I know at PADV for the difficult jobs they do every day. They make my community a better place.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working on issues of domestic violence in the LGBTQQI and immigrant communities.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give all of their staff a huge raise.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Do you know what it feels like to have the man you love nearly choke you to death while your children watch? I do. During our four years together, I experienced all kinds of abuse at the hands of my husband, the kind of abuse that doesn't just break your bones: It breaks your spirit. Beaten and broken - and literally broke (I had $87 to my name) - I ended up in a PADV shelter with my two small children and one suitcase. It changed my life. For the first time in four years, when I went to sleep at night I felt safe because I knew no one was going to pull me out of bed at 2 a.m. and beat me senseless because I had not finished the laundry or the bathroom wasn't cleaned. For the first time in years, I felt like someone cared about me. I felt like I mattered. I lived with my children in the PADV shelter for seven weeks. From the support groups to the legal aid to the friendships I built while there, PADV helped me put the pieces of my life back together again. It wasn't just that they gave us sheets and towels and food - they gave women like me a chance to find ourselves again, to find our strength. Today, I co-own a successful business and am raising two "tween-agers" who are happy, healthy straight A students. I would not be where I am now withouth the support I received from PADV.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By providing me with shelter and food, support group sessions and legal resources, PADV gave me the foundation I needed to get back on my feet again.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Like every nonprofit, PADV always needs additional resources so that this organization can continue to make a difference in the lives of women and children.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

I called a workplace hotline and was connected to PADV victim crisis line.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

PADV turns "victims into victors." That's my motto. This organization helped me stop being a victim and helped me on the road to being truly victorious.

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Rating: 4 stars  

As a past volunteer and employee of PADV, giving of my time and energy to an organization dedicated to providing a way out of abuse for women and their families, was enjoyable! Enjoyable because a platform existed where I could serve the interest of women who needed that extra support through various resources and programs such as FACE TO FACE and TRANSITONAL HOUSING. When I came on as an employee, I would literally forget I had a payday!

I have since returned to PADV as co-facilitator of their support group and am happy to see and be part of an organization that continues to champion support to women and their families through greater awareness with WHEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GOES TO WORK, TEEN DATING VIOLENCE, and other programs. And, it' so nice to see more male volunteers supporting PADV's mission!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I personally experienced the results of this organization when assisting a woman with their Face to Face program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I see the organization moving forward, so no thoughts at the moment...

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have had several opportunities to help out with PADV. They are a wonderful organization to work! I have gotten to see the wonderful service the provide in aiding women dealing with domestic violence. It is extremely pleasing and rewarding knowing there is help for Spanish speakers as well. Job well done. ! Look forwarding to volunteering in the future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

various events/ volunteer oportunities

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

From what I have seen I would not change anything. They are constantly improving each time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering at PADV has been a wonderful experience over the past couple of months. I have enjoyed assisting in child care and providing administrative services for this organization. Even if it was something as small as preparing volunteer packets for an orientation, I have had the pleasure of assisting in any way possible. PADV is a wonderful agency that provides a wide range of opportunities to assist women and children who are affected by domestic violence. I especially enjoyed volunteering at Hearts with Hope in the silent auction. I truly believe that PADV will continue to prosper in all of its efforts to support a good cause and I will continue to volunteer my time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Fundraising

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't think any changes are needed this organization is great!

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Rating: 5 stars  

PADV is an organization that truly operates to help! When I arrived to Georgia in 2006 I contacted the organization ahead of time to let them know that I would need assistance in getting on my feet. They responded immediately to my needs. Once I obtained a living quarters they assisted with helping me get furniture for my child and I. Food, cookware, clothing, and toys because this was near Christmas.

To me the most effective thing this organzation did for me was the offer the weekly DV Support groups. There was never anything I needed in a timely manner that PADV did not give me. Even if it meant helping pay rent for me for a month or two because I was behind on bills.

Because of the support from this organization I am now in balanced more than ever before. I have learned potential signs of a violent partner through the groups. I have learned that I can make it and that help is out there when needed. Lastly, I have learned that now I can give back. With the support of PADV I was able to get back in school and obtain my biggest goal in Georgia which was my B.A. Degree within four years. They helped my transition be as smooth as possible and now I attribute my success to their labor.

Thank you PADV!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My life for financial support Life enrichment Educational aspirations Professional Needs

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to add great staff and programs like they already have in place.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with PADV for over a year and I have seen how the organization changes the lives of domestic violence survivors. I tell people all the time what a life-saving organization it is and what resources are available. I believe that giving someone the opportunity to feel safe and start a new life that is violence-free is such an important mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the lives of women changed when they have the resources to leave the residential facilities and start a new life with a new home, new job, new surroundings, and a new outlook on life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is always a need for more funding in any non-profit and I wish they would be able to offer more individual counseling for the residents/clients.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've had the privilege of volunteering with the organization, attending trainings held by its passionate staff, and collaborating professionally with the team at PADV. Every staff person's passion and dedication is evident in everything they do, and the women of Atlanta would be worse off if not for PADV.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I work at a women's clinic and we have mutual clients who have have been empowered and uplifted by PADV.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It could not possibly be improved upon!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

PADV has generously helped other organizations in finding creative ways to serve clients who don't have established resources. Survivors in the LGBTQQI population are much better served because of PADV's collaborative efforts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work with LGBTQQI survivors of intimate partner violence.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the opportunity to partner with many staff members from PADV to help support victims of IPV and consider each of them to be compassionate and dedicated advocates. I appreciate the dedication that PADV has shown toward supporting the efforts to address IPV within the LBGTQQI community. They have been a great leader in this area for the entire state.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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