The mission of Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) is to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors; our vision is a community free of domestic violence. To that end we work to educate the public on the dynamics of intimate partner violence; promote healthy dating relationships among adolescents and teens to prevent future violence; offer safety and shelter for battered women and their children; restore power, self-sufficiency, and control to survivors; and create an effective and coordinated community response to intimate partner violence.
PADV began as an all-volunteer agency in 1975 and incorporated in 1977. Today, PADV is the largest nonprofit domestic violence organization in Georgia providing professional, compassionate, and empowering support to battered women and their children in metro Atlanta.
With 43 full and part-time staff, PADV’s roster of services include a 24-hour crisis line; two 24-hour emergency shelters in metro Atlanta with 96 beds, legal advocacy; supportive housing a teen dating violence prevention program; outreach and prevention programs for battered women and children; workshops on the effects of domestic violence on the workplace; and community education and training. Annually, we serve over 20,000 individuals.