Exposure to Violence Linked to Suicidal Behavior

Every nine seconds a woman is beaten in the United States. Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide worldwide. Although both domestic violence and suicide are public health concerns, each are often discussed in isolation. While national reports explore the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and death at the hands of the abuser, increased risk for suicidal behavior is often overlooked as it pertains to victims.
Posted: September 28th, 2018 | Permalink

The Love and Money Connection Event

The way we view our love and money either propels us to the next level of our success, or it blocks us from it. So many women are caught up in dramas and stories that no longer serve them. We are here to help navigate through the stories that don’t work and rewrite ones that serve your purpose, passion and prosperity.
Posted: September 7th, 2018 | Permalink

Lack of Resources in the LGBTQ Community to be Addressed with New PADV Position

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

Benefits of PADV’s Teen Advisory Board

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

House Bill 834 - Georgia's New Leasing Law

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