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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2021 Taste of Downtown

Postponed to June 18, 2022

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Season for Giving - Adopt a Family for Christmas, November - December, 2021

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Share Your Christmas Food Drive, December 2021


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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