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Advocates for Victims of Abuse ( Humboldt AVA)

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Women


530 Melarkey StreetSuite 219winnemucca, NV 89445 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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 free self-defense classes on a regular basis, partnered with Montenegro's School of Tae KwonDo. Periodically, a free women's Pepper Spray class is also offered. Anti-bullying, youth safety, and bystander prevention classes are also offered, free of charge. Classes can be arranged specifically for one group anytime in the tri-county area. There is never any charge for any services provided by AVA.

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.


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