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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health

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

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Holli L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with PADV in a number of settings to educate youth about cybersafety and cyberbullying/bullying. I think the work PADV does is fantastic, and their professional staff is excellent!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The survivor-led non-profit works tirelessly to provide a safe haven for women and their families. Their work is nothing short of life-changing and their client-first, empowerment approach to both case management and other services they provide makes a huge difference in the lives of the families they serve as well as in the entire community. Their teen dating violence program is especially influential as it is hugely important in terms of ending the cycle of violence and providing youth with the knowledge and tools to form healthy relationships based on equality and shared power. I have no doubt that the 18,000+ women and children the organization serves each year would agree that PADV provides life-saving and life-altering interventions that are absolutely essential to our communities.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My company has worked with PADV for almost nine years. During that time, they have exceeded our expectations in every way. Someone is always available and responds quickly to problems as they arise. PADV is an organization that we use frequently as a referral source and hear good things from the clients we refer to them. Our particular liaison is always on duty and willing to do the extra steps needed to ensure the safety of the victims with whom they are entrusted.

Previous Stories

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My company has worked with PADV for almost eight years. During that time, they have exceeded our expectations in every way. Someone is always available and responds quickly to problems as they arise. PADV is an organization that we use frequently as a referral source and hear good things from the clients we refer to them. Our particular liaison is always on duty and willing to do the extra steps needed to ensure the safety of the victims with whom they are entrusted.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Partnership Against Domestic Violence for the past four years. Laura and the entire staff at PADV return phone calls and e-mails quickly and always find a time to help survivors of domestic violence. This agency is extremely easy to work with. Just recently a survivor contacted me to tell me that her former boyfriend won't leave her alone, has broken in to her home a couple of times and stole her car and took her kids. The police were able to locate her car and children safely. I notified Laura at PADV and she was able to secure her moving assistance so she and her children can move out of Atlanta to live with her mother. This woman can now sleep at night and not worry that this man is going to break into her apartment again. Thanks so much to Laura and PADV.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have collaborated with PADV multiple times over the past year and a half and the staff there is phenomenal. They are professional and put on fantastic trainings and learning opportunities for those in the field and in the community as well. PADV is a great example of an organization that is more than willing to share their knowledge and expertise to help others and always welcomes the opportunity to learn from others in turn.

Barakoti

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have collaborated with PADV on numerous occasions over the years. Their staff and programs are professional, survivor centered and always reaching for excellence. They partner with many non-profits in the area providing supportive services and increase the options for survivors to choose from, helping them made informed decisions.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!