The Partnership Against Domestic Violence works to end the crime of domestic violence and empower its survivors.


PADV began as an all-volunteer agency in 1975 and was incorporated in 1977. 

Today, PADV is the first and largest nonprofit domestic violence organization in Georgia providing provided professional, compassionate, and empowering support to battered women and their children in metro Atlanta.

PADV has 55 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, men and their children;
  • restoring power, self-sufficiency and control to domestic violence survivors; and
  • educating the public on the dynamics of domestic violence.