Nowhere to Turn

Published: June 30, 2020   |   No Comments  |  Read more

Intimate partner abuse is one of the leading causes of homelessness, and Connie found herself trapped between two impossible options.

Black Lives Matter.

Published: June 4, 2020   |   No Comments  |  Read more

AVLF’s mission is to create safe and stable homes and families by inspiring the fight for equal justice.  We know that our clients – the vast majority of whom are Black – are disproportionately and relentlessly targeted by the criminal justice system.

AVLF on NPR’s Marketplace

Published: May 11, 2020   |   No Comments  |  Read more

On May 11, NPR’s Marketplace featured the AVLF Saturday Lawyer Program, discussing how we’ve adapted our services to low-income Atlantans during the COVID-19 crisis.

Quarantined with Her Abuser

Published: May 11, 2020   |   No Comments  |  Read more

Jessie was quarantined with her abuser. Through AVLF’s advocacy, she was able to get a temporary protective order through a virtual hearing. Here’s how our staff jumped in to help.

From Abuse to Safety and Security

Published: April 29, 2020   |   No Comments  |  Read more

Patricia came to the Safe Families Office as a last resort. Her husband’s jealousy and controlling behavior had reached a breaking point, and she wasn’t sure what to do.