Success Stories

December 15, 2021
Camila called PADV’s crisis line from Northside Hospital - Gwinnett. She had recently moved to Atlanta with her husband, who had a history of violently abusing her. Read the rest of Camilla's story today.
March 14, 2021
Mentally exhausted and paralyzed by the fear, the taunts of her abuser kept circling in Aubrey’s mind. Read more about Aubrey's road to rebuild and recover today.
January 12, 2021
Lauren* took the first step toward regaining control of her life by calling the Safe Families Office at the Fulton County Courthouse to find out what it would take to get a Temporary Protective Order (TPO) against her husband. Read more today...
December 2, 2020
I am a fighter and a survivor and I wasn’t going to let this stop me from supporting my babies.
November 4, 2020
PADV's Purple Heart Award honors a survivor’s bravery and the inspiration this victory provides to others moving from domestic violence to safety and peace.
June 7, 2020
John found himself a victim of domestic violence during his last semester of college. Feeling lost and not knowing what to do, John sought the support of one of his professors.
May 2, 2020
Jordan said, " I don’t think I would have survived being self-quarantined with my ex.” Read more about Jordan and her journey to freedom today.
February 26, 2020
She spent 17 years in an emotionally, physically and financially abusive relationship. She often said, “I was mistreated one day, the next one maybe not. Read more about Ana today.
December 3, 2019
Lloyd and his four children became homeless after crossing state lines to flee their abuser. Because he is male, Lloyd had difficulty locating a shelter that would accommodate him and his family. Read more about Lloyd.
December 3, 2019
Olivia had been beaten unconscious by her husband, he had also destroyed her financial credit and lease history. Fleeing with the clothes on her back, Olivia, she spent two weeks sleeping in her car before calling our crisis hotline. Read more about Olivia today.
December 3, 2019
Autumn had been in one bad relationship after another, so when she came to us with her three children she didn't know what to do. She also was struggling with substance abuse. Read more about Autumn...
December 3, 2019
As soon as she could flee the violence and lock herself in the bedroom, Amber called 911, as she feared for her life. Read more about Amber...
August 7, 2019
In May Sarah entered our shelter with three children, her five-year-old boy and a set of twin girls. She would later find out that she was early in pregnancy when she entered the shelter. Sarah was determined to take back ownership of her life.
October 26, 2018
Leslie is a survivor of multiple types of abuse. Her partner of two years tried to malnourish her and her child by locking them in their mobile home and only bringing expired/molded food. He beat her, restricted her from speaking or looking at other men, financially controlled her and had her arrested.
April 26, 2017
Claudia is a domestic violence survivor who suffered physical, mental and emotional abuse for over 15 years. She first came to Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) through the Fulton Safe Families office where she received help securing a Temporary Protective Order (TPO) and also received assistance with getting a divorce.
September 9, 2016
Stacey’s story is about her journey to self sufficiency