Volunteer with Advocates for Victims of Abuse!

The mission of AVA is to empower those victimized by abuse and/or violence through advocacy and crisis intervention and to raise awareness in the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of relationship abuse, sexual violence, child abuse and neglect, and bullying. 

The Family Advocacy Program supports and promotes volunteer advocacy to protect the best interests of children in the Child Welfare System in Humboldt, Pershing, and Lander Counties in Nevada. Don't be a victim, become a survivor!

Advocates for Victims of Abuse (AVA) is a non-profit organization based in Winnemucca, NV. Community advocates are available 24/7/365 for crisis intervention, assistance for victims of crime ranging from crisis medical care, protection orders, court accompaniment, safety plans and kits, financial aid assistance, resources and referrals. AVA offers a variety of programs and services, including the Family Advocacy Program.

AVA offers 24/7 help, free and confidential. Trained community advocates are available to help survivors and secondary survivors through this trauma. 

AVA provides a free, monthly support group to women ages 18 and over that have been traumatized by sexual violence, family abuse, stalking, or any other personal victimization, Survivors Overcoming and Recovering (SOAR).

AVA advocates provide assistance and referrals and resources that may be able to assist medically, financially, and legally. 

The Family Advocacy Program duties will vary and include, but are not limited to, supervised visitation, home visits, safety management services, parenting classes, collecting clothing, toys, household items, etc. donations needed by foster and kinship families, office assistance, and assisting in raising awareness and outreach about foster parenting and child abuse and neglect.

We provide supervised visitations with flexible hours in the evenings and weekends.

AVA provides a free program, Girls Fight Back! and free self-defense classes for women and youths, as well as information on bullying and cyber bullying. 

Please contact us for more information on other services and assistance we may be able to provide.  Call or text 702-323-2943, 775-304-6489 or 775-722-4564, or email us at humboldtava@sbcglobal.net 

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