Ms. Cochran walked into the courthouse flanked by two attorneys, two damages experts, a mold expert, two witnesses from the apartment building, and an officer with the Atlanta Police Department’s Code Enforcement Section, Ms. Cochran walked into the courtroom with an army.Read more
Safe and Stable Families volunteer Farley Ezekiel explains why representing survivors of domestic violence in court is personal to her.Read more
AVLF’s newest development staff members explain how they got into this work, what they love about working at AVLF, and what holiday giving means to them.Read more
When it is time to stand with a nonprofit friend who needs help from the breadth of your law firm, how do you build a team that will respond with previously unknown generosity and excitement?Read more
AVLF attended eight fall festivals in October, weaving tenants’ rights information into fun and games for the whole family.Read more
This year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month brought collaboration between organizations to the forefront of the conversation.Read more
My mom explained that Jennifer had a habit in the following years of calling her when she got scared.
When Jennifer called that day and I answered, it had been nearly 20 years since she and my mother had first met. Over these years, Jennifer kept my mom’s home phone number and knew that she could call it when she was frightened or needed an answer.
On average, a survivor leaves her abuser seven times before she leaves for good. That means a victim returns to an abusive relationship six times. AVLF’s Family Law Program is taking aim at that statistic.Read more
“My clients have all been wonderful, hardworking people who found themselves in untenable situations and had the courage to stand up and say ‘no more.’ These cases serve as powerful reminders of the resiliency of the human spirit.”Read more
In its fourth year, AVLF at the Movies highlighted important, impactful issues affecting Atlanta’s communities. Over 300 people joined us to talk about the intersection between gentrification, affordable housing, and education.Read more
AVLF is one of those rare entities that not only sounds too good to be true, but truly is extraordinary in every way — from their incredible staff, to their altruistic mission, to the actual impact that they have on Atlanta’s most impoverished residents.Read more