AVDA Launches Billboard Campaign Featuring DeAndre Hopkins
In partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor, AVDA launched its “Domestic Violence Has No Winners” billboard campaign on April 20 at City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner and Mayor Protem Ellen Cohen spoke in support of the campaign, as did Lt. Philpot of the HCSO, Capt. Angelo from HPD, Andy Kahan of the Mayor’s Victim Assistance Office, Lee Vela of Clear Channel and AVDA’s CEO, Sherri Kendall.
Captain David Angelo and Lt. Kira Webster from HPD, Andy Kahan of the Mayor’s Victim Assistance Office,
Lt. Jerry Philpot from Harris County Sherrif’s Office, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen, Councilwoman Cisneros, Councilwoman Stardig, Sherri Kendall, Lee Vela of Clear Channel
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Coaching Boys into Men Broadcast by Houston Public Media
Houston Matters and Houston Public Media sat down with AVDA CEO, Sherri Kendall, to learn about the Coaching Boys into men program, which trains high school athletic coaches to teach and mentor their young athletes to have healthy relationships in order to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault.
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