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  • Mission/History


    PADV works to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors.


    ForĀ 40 years, PADV, the largest nonprofit domestic violence organization in Georgia, has provided professional, compassionate, and empowering support to battered women and their children in metro Atlanta.

    PADV began as an all-volunteer agency in 1975 and incorporated in 1977. Today, the agency has 39 full- and part-time staff with an administrative office and two 24-hour emergency shelters in Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

    PADV works to end domestic violence by:

    • offering safety and shelter for battered women and their children;
    • restoring power, self-sufficiency and control to domestic violence survivors; and
    • educating the public on the dynamics of domestic violence.


    • Always do the right thing.
    • Provide programs built on best practice.
    • Embrace diversity as an essential component of all we do.
    • Create a work environment built on trust and mutual respect.

    Our Vision

    A community free of domestic violence.

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    Helping domestic violence survivors in metropolitan Atlanta since 1975.