Domestic Violence Advocate


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AEDV Texting Hotline!


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Advocates to End Domestic Violence (AEDV) is a private, not-for-profit organization located in Carson City, the capital of Nevada. The agency was formed in 1979 when a group of caring volunteers met to discuss the lack of services for victims of domestic violence, and as a result, AEDV was formed. The agency began by providing a crisis hotline, expanded to include a rented two-bedroom apartment for shelter, and over time, grew into a full-service program that operates a 51-bed emergency shelter, and provides a wide range of emergency and long-term services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Volunteers continue to play a crucial role in AEDV success and the services provided.


AEDV services are provided without charge and are confidential and survivor-centered.

Please note that internet activity can be tracked and stored on the computer system being used. The ESCAPE THIS SITE  feature will quickly direct you to another website but does NOT remove the history of visiting this site. If you have any concerns, it is recommended that a public terminal (such as at a public library) be used to access this site.


  • Domestic violence is not just a one-time incident, but a pattern of behaviors over time.


  • Abuse can be in many forms, from emotional to physical to sexual.


  • Most abusive relationships follow a cycle of violence which consists of three stages: 'Tension Building', 'Abusive Incident' and 'Honeymoon Period'.

  • If you are not physically injured it is not abuse.


  • Domestic violence is uncommon.


  • Men cannot be victims of domestic violence.

  • Human trafficking is a myth.

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Plan for safety if a violent incident occurs.

Plan for safety when you're preparing to leave.

Plan for safety with a protection order.

Pack the necessities.



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100% of donations received directly support men and women seeking help through the shelter. Click to learn how you can contribute today!


AEDV is always looking for dedicated volunteers willing to commit to training and working with the AEDV Advocates and clients. Click to learn how you can get involved today!

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24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (775) 883-7654

Office Hours:
7:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Advocates to End Domestic Violence
PO Box  2529
Carson City, NV 89702
Phone: (775) 883-7654
Fax: (775) 883-0364
Advocates to End Domestic Violence is committed to protecting the clients' privacy and understands the importance of safeguarding personal health information. We are required by federal law to maintain the privacy of personal, health and mental health information that identifies the client or that could be used to identify client (known as “Protected Health Information”). We provide a written copy of this privacy notice to any individual who asks. 

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