40 Stories - Bre'shae Pittman

As PADV celebrates 40 years of important and groundbreaking efforts, Bre’shae Pittman, our volunteer coordinator, shares the significance volunteers have to our organization. She recognizes the efforts of those volunteers who are in large part responsible for what PADV has become today. Learn more about Bre’s commitment to PADV and her passion to help support survivors!
Posted: November 1st, 2017 | Permalink

40 Stories - Pallavi Gor

Two years ago, Pallavi Gor was invited to a breakfast by her dear friend where she heard the story of Debra Oglesby, who grew up in a home tainted by domestic violence. Pallavi was moved to tears and could relate to the pain Mrs. Ogelsby detailed, from her own memories of growing up in a household where Pallavi witnessed domestic violence. From that day forward, Pallavi has used the platform that PADV has given her to raise awareness and positively impact the lives of others. Click to read more about her story and how she continues to fight to make a difference, one life at a time.
Posted: October 31st, 2017 | Permalink

40 Stories - Survivor of the Month

After fleeing an unhealthy marriage Ms. King arrived at PADV with three children. While she had a car and full-time employment, Ms. King struggled to adjust to life as a single parent raising three school aged children.
Posted: September 28th, 2017 | Permalink

40 Stories - Jennifer Cramer

Jennifer’s desire is to see women fulfilled, knowing they are worthy and equal. That’s why Jennifer keeps a copy of the hotline number saved in her phone so she can easily share it whenever the time is right. She wants to be a person that tells PADV’s story so often in the community that she becomes an access point for people looking for help.
Posted: September 27th, 2017 | Permalink

40 Stories - Samantha Macedo

Sam believes prevention is a catalyst for change. “Once you see domestic violence and recognize it you can act on it and change it. The community is not indifferent about the issue they just need to be educated and given the tools to act” Prevention work is very important to Sam because it shows that we all have the capacity to end intimate partner and dating violence. “PADV has a long history of great groundbreaking work but we still can’t do it alone. We need the time, skills and heart of the community to continue building a society for survivors to find safety,” said Sam.
Posted: September 26th, 2017 | Permalink