In February 2017, PADV introduced a new position, Underserved Communities Outreach Advocate to reach the LGBTQ population, along with those who are disabled and individuals who are incarcerated. This position is unique because the advocate meets the survivor in their own community, helping to eliminate any barriers that may exist for that individual. With this position, PADV is able to provide services to both Gwinnett and Fulton County residents.
Posted: August 30th, 2018 | Permalink
While serving on the board, I had the opportunity to help plan the 2018 Teen Summit. It was an awesome experience because it was hosted at my own high school, which was an advantage to me because I was able to assist. This was also my second time attending the Summit and I was able to help my other group members with any questions they had about how the day would flow.
Posted: August 15th, 2018 | Permalink
New legislation is helping victims of domestic violence. House Bill 834, passed in the 2018 Georgia legislative session, allows domestic violence victims to terminate their lease without consequences.
Posted: July 17th, 2018 | Permalink
In domestic violence relationships, batterers may use a victim’s mental health diagnosis to convince law enforcement that victims are to be blamed for violence. Such misrepresentation results in victims being arrested and subsequently having criminal records.
Posted: June 20th, 2018 | Permalink
Oftentimes, when a woman comes to our shelter she arrives with nothing except for the clothes on her back. During our intake process, something that our advocates frequently hear is, “I need to go home to get clothes or diapers for my baby.”
Posted: April 16th, 2018 | Permalink