Friends of AVDA

Cause-driven Houstonians committed to ending family violence

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Join Friends of AVDA to further the mission of ending family violence in our community!


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AVDA is pleased to announce our 2023 Advisory Committee Members!

Loren Canales, Schlanger Silver LLP
Katherine Garcia, Sudor Sauna
Kimmie Gillespie, Only 1 Realty Group & Kimmie Designs
Courtney Harmon, Quorum Software
Zac Harmon, TotalEnergies
Erika Rivera, Morgan Stanley
Alex Orlean, Houlihan Lokey
Clara Orlean, ClaraTech
Amy Pipe, Expressworks International
Meghan Verikas Renderos, Holiday Inn Houston Downtown


About Friends of AVDA

Friends of AVDA is a group of Houstonians serving as advocates, donors, and volunteers in support of AVDA’s mission to end family violence. Since the founding of Friends of AVDA in 2019, we have provided meaningful social, educational and volunteer events for our members and their guests. Members have received exclusive access to Astros tickets, cooking classes, happy hours, service events and select invitations to AVDA’s signature fundraisers.

Last year, Friends of AVDA raised more than $5,000 in support of AVDA’s mission. These proceeds came from the generous donations members make through their membership fee and securing event sponsorships.

Membership Benefits

Membership is affordable at $100 per person and provides access to the 2023 Friends of AVDA calendar of events. Become a member so you can join us for these social and networking opportunities centered around spreading awareness of AVDA’s mission to end abuse and help survivors claim their new beginning. Friends of AVDA members receive access to the following quarterly events and volunteer opportunities for 2023:

Upcoming Events

An Evening with AVDA | Guard & Grace
Date: January 26, 2023

Crawfish Boil | Heights Drive Inn
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023

New Beginnings Luncheon 
Date: May 8, 2023

Family Fun Day Prep
Date: Thursday, June 22

A Night at the Ballpark 
Date: Friday, Aug. 11, 2023

Volunteer Opportunity: Back to School Drive
Date: August 2023

Honoring Texas Victims Dinner
Date: October 19, 2023

Volunteer Opportunity: Halloween Costume Drive
Date: October 2023

Spirit of Giving
Date: November 2023

Volunteer Opportunity: Holiday Drive
Date: December 2023

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