This month, we are featuring Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) for our Brownieland Behind the Scenes Series. Since February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, PADV has hosted various events to bring about information and awareness to help teens who need an ally. Teen dating violence encompasses college, high school, and middle school students. Unfortunately, Georgia has the country’s third-highest rate of teens experiencing physical abuse from a dating partner. Nearly 20.9% of female high school students and 13.4% of male high school students report being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner. In the past year during COVID-19, with the world as we know it moving to a virtual setting, 26% of teens in relationships were victims of cyber dating abuse. This month PADV participated in several Facebook Live conversations and created blog posts along with other social media content geared towards recognizing teen dating violence in our communities and what you can do to help end this crime. You can visit them on Facebook to engage with their dating violence content.
Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) is the largest domestic violence organization in Georgia. Serving metro Atlanta since 1975, PADV transforms the lives of women, children, and teens every year through emergency intervention, violence prevention, and long-term advocacy. PADV’s roster of services includes a 24-hour crisis line, two 24-hour emergency shelters in metro Atlanta with 96 beds, legal advocacy, supportive housing, a teen dating violence prevention program, outreach and prevention programs for battered women and children, workshops on the effects of domestic violence in the workplace, and community education and training. Conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, such as isolation and increased stress, have exacerbated intimate partner violence for many. Through all of this, Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) has continued to serve the Atlanta community providing emergency intervention, violence prevention, and long-term advocacy for those in need.
Each year, Partnership Against Domestic Violence puts on the Hearts with Hope Gala, its largest fundraiser of the year, which raises awareness and much-needed funds supporting PADV’s mission to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. Brownieland was honored to partner with PADV to create videos for their (virtual) Gala this year and support this incredible nonprofit’s work of ending domestic violence and empowering its survivors. Pallavi Gor, PADV Board Member, served as the 2020 Hearts with Hope Chair. “Having grown up in a home where domestic violence was an everyday occurrence, I recognize how crucial it is that PADV raises the funds needed to enhance and expand the programs and services that provide hope and security for women, children, and men affected by domestic violence. Our donors save lives,” said Gor.
Watch this video Brownieland Pictures produced in partnership with Partnership Against Domestic Violence for its Hearts with Hope Gala this year.
Looking ahead, Partnership Against Domestic Violence is planning a professional happy hour in May and its 1st golf tournament in June. While both events are still in the planning phase, supporters are encouraged to visit their website for more information in the coming weeks. Visit the PADV website HERE to learn more about this incredible nonprofit organization!
At Brownieland Pictures, our mission is to empower nonprofits by expanding their reach and engaging communities through stories that inspire and motivate. We are grateful for the nonprofits who make a difference in our communities every day, and we are honored to partner with some incredible Atlanta organizations. Stay tuned next month to discover the next Atlanta nonprofit we will showcase and go behind the scenes to share their story for the greater good!