40 Stories - The Twins

After the escape, mom lived in a hotel for a few weeks with the twins, her daughter and little baby boy. An online search for services led them to PADV. While neither of the twins wanted to come to the PADV shelter because of the stigma they thought was associated with it, they remained positive and supportive of their Mom and siblings. Their favorite line was, “lets stick together.”
Posted: August 31st, 2017 | Permalink

40 Stories - Jeffrey Brown

Even though Jeffrey has not experienced DV in his life, it remains a personal issue to him. Jeffrey has a four year old son, and is committed to raising a young man who honors and respects women, treats them as friends and equals, and has the skills to build healthy and productive relationships.
Posted: August 30th, 2017 | Permalink

40 Stories - Safe Families Office

What makes PADV and SFO special according to Lorina is that “We have a lot of resources to help people where they are. People that work for PADV are very caring and dedicated.”
Posted: August 29th, 2017 | Permalink

40 Stories - Judge Alison Arce

What got Judge Arce particularly interested in domestic violence cases was the commonness of the allegations during divorces cases. What prides Judge Arce the most is the model Fulton County uses for hearing domestic violence cases. The American Bar Association holds their process as a model for other court systems.
Posted: August 28th, 2017 | Permalink

Back to School

As school moves into full swing, it’s important to remember that many children started school last week in a supremely vulnerable position. “Will I like my new teacher, Will I make new friends, Where will I sit on the bus, What time is recess?” were all secondary thoughts to “Will my Mom be safe today, Will kids make fun of me if they know I stay in a shelter, Will my teachers look down on me because of what happened at home?”
Posted: August 14th, 2017 | Permalink