Partnership Against Domestic Violence

Rating: 4.9 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Homeless & Housing

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
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 58-1314556
404-870-9600
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with PADV and have been so impressed with their support of LGBTQQI issues as well as working on issues such as spreading awareness of teen dating violence. They rock!

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

Working with teens at their workshop and seeing the effectiveness of the LGBTQQI training at domestic violence shelters.

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

give them more money to hire and expand their projects/scope.

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

As a social work educator, I have been very impressed with PADV- the program, the staff, and their outreach to diverse communities. This organization offers a safe haven, healing and hope for women survivors of intimate partner violence and advocacy partnerships and community prevention programs as well. They are an excellent internships site for social work interns, training future leaders in the field. The staff is always available to give community presentations and engage meaningful dialogue that impacts people in life changing ways.
I'm never at a loss for praise when it comes to PADV!

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

my social work classes when the Director of Prevention does the IPV 101 training for my classes. I always have students afterwards talk about their own experiences and feel empowered by the information they get. It also inspires students to want to volunteer or work in this area of the field.

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

Add more staff and sites in the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a survivor of Domestic Violence I have come to know this organization very dearly. PADV not only helps the survivors with day to day items (a safe place to sleep, food for themselves and their children) but they also go above and beyond by providing the survivors with the resources to overcome the challenges they were so unjustly handed.

PADV is keenly aware that in order to help stop this epidemic the community has to be educated. PADV is at the colleges raising awareness of teen dating violence, they are active in the community with helping abused pets find new homes and they are in the corporate world raising awarenss of what happens when domestic violence goes to the workplace.

I have been a volunteer for eight months and have enjoyed every moment of the experience. Whether I am taking a call from the crisis line, organizing a canned food drive for one of the shelters or giving a hug to a survivor.

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

by Volunteering my time and energy to this wonderful organization.

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

love to see this organization grow and spread so much awareness that our world wouldn't have a need for refuge from abusers.

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

I am a man who grew up in an abusive household and watched my mother being treated unfairly on a daily basis. I have been working with adult men in this field for years but I also recognize that there is a need to have dialogue with teens. I attended PADV session at Ga Tech recently and I cannot thank them enough for what they are doing!

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

organizing teens

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

do more events

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

As a woman who was beaten and brutalized from 1970-1974 before becoming strong enough and wise enough (and weary enough) to figure out how to escape--with a ten-year old child--I strongly endorse PADV! How I wish I had known of an organization back then that would have been there for me with practical and emotional support such as is now provided by PADV. As a current member of Atlanta Domestic Violence Group, I know that their work is invaluable. It is my hope that my recommendation will help to allow PADV to be recognized on the Great Nonprofits Top-Rated Women's Nonprofits List. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Genna Sapia-Ruffin
GRuffProductions

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Met them at an event highlighting domestic violence.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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

LOVE PADV. I first met this group in June 2006 and have had a working relationship with them ever since. They will often come to our Ally, Safe Sister and Advocate Training and assist with various events too. They have been honored through a fund raising event on campus, as well as a collaborator on several grants!

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

working with students on campus and who are victims of violence.

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

hire more staff and give them more funding so they can do more.

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

PADV has proven to be a reliable community partner in the domestic violence community time after time. Whenever we have a client in need of assistance, PADV is only one call away. They tirelessly educate the community on domestic violence, teen dating violence, and IPV in the LGBTQQI community. They are present at every local task force and interagency effort that happens in the metro Atlanta area. Their professionalism and leadership are commendable.

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

Working side by side on many community collaboratives striving to end intimate partner violence in our community.

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

Continue to grow their teen dating violence and latino outreach initiatives.

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