Recently, we made the very difficult decision to discontinue our federal funding. This decision was not made lightly, and was done in order to serve the mission of this organization and the community of Northwest Arkansas. As a result, we are not currently serving families. We are working to raise the private funding needed to resume services as soon as possible.
AVEC expects to reopen in a limited capacity–providing exchanges only–before November 1, 2012.
We expect to resume supervised visitations in January, 2013.
As we work to raise additional operating funds, Benton County has approved seed funding of $30,000. Thanks to Judges Scott, Schrantz, and Clinard for their support.
- Allows Children to have safe and positive contact with parents and relatives during and following a separation/divorce
- Parents have no contact, therefore escaping any type of conflict
- Children are removed from the middle of parent disputes
- Engages overburdened families with resources and community support they may need
Why AVEC needs your help:
- 95% of cases are court ordered
- In 2011, Benton County heard over 525 cases that were in need of supervised visitation or safe exchanges
- Over the last 12 months, AVEC served 74 families
- Since 2006, AVEC has served over 300 families
How can you help:
- Become an active, participating Board member
- Corporate Sponsorship
- Help create a warm, home-like environment
- Donate time, in-kind, or financial support
AVEC is thankful for all of our current and past supporters, community partners, and friends:
- USDOJ: Office on Violence Against Women
- Wal-Mart Foundation
- Home Depot
- Club Marketing
- Crossland Construction
- The Maintanence Company
- Reckitt Benckiser
- Sun Products
- Sams Club- Bentonville
- Leisure Time
- Trinity Plumbing
- Deeker Construction
- Schmeiding Foundation
- United Way
- AVEC Board of Directors-100% of the board members contribute both time and financial resources to the organization.