Each year AVA organizes a variety of events to raise awareness about and support for AVA's valuable services. We also hold events specifically tailored to promote healing among survivors of crime and their families.

5K on Saturday, October 12

This October, AVA will host a 5K run/walk in the City of Atlanta to celebrate our 40th anniversary! Check back as more details and registration information will be posted in the upcoming months.

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Anniversary Event on Thursday, October 24

We are having a 40th anniversary celebration to raise funds for our important work in the community. Check back as more details and registration information will be posted in the upcoming months.

AVA's Closet Donation Drives

Because victims often find themselves with limited resources—some having been forced to leave their homes or lost access to their belongings—they can access AVA's Closet for free to get essential items like food, clothing, toiletries, and more. We hold periodic donation drives to seek community support in helping to keep AVA's closet stocked.

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Community Vigils

Each December we hold a heartwarming Celebration of Life Candlelight Vigil, honoring victims and their families.

We invite you to attend this impactful event, stand in solidarity with survivors, and contribute to creating a safer, more compassionate Atlanta for all. More details will be posted in the coming months.

Support Groups

Every third Saturday we facilitate homicide support groups to help grieving family members cope with the loss of a loved one due to crime. Loss is a deeply personal experience and in some cases when no arrest is made or the perpetrator isn’t identified, loved ones can experience long-lasting grief with no sense of closure. For many, these groups provide a source of comfort and healing for months and even years. Contact us for more information.

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