Committed to Helping Families

About Us

 Advocates to End Domestic Violence is a private, not-for-profit organization, formed in 1979 by two formerly battered women who saw a need for a domestic violence program in Carson City, Nevada. The agency has grown from a small two-bedroom apartment, to a full service program that operates a 51-bed shelter and provides a wide variety of services designed to protect and support battered women and their children in the community. We are an organization for families.  Advocates believes that individuals and families are entitled to lives free of violence. To this end, we provide services that enable survivors to take the responsibility to effect change in their lives and that of their children. 


Contact Us 

Contact the AEDV office at (775) 883-7654

Mail: P.O. Box 2529, Carson City NV 89702

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Contact SARA

Contact the AEDV office and as for SARA at (775) 883-7654

Mail: P.O. Box 2529, Carson City NV 89702

E-mail: saracoord@aedv.org


Sexual Assault Response Advocates

SARA began one evening in 1996, a nurse came into the  examination room at Carson Tahoe Hospital and asked  the volunteer who was sitting with a victim of domestic violence if she would meet with a victim of sexual assault in the next room.  The young woman had been raped and was on her own and in need of support.  At the time, there was not a sexual assault program in Carson City.  The Crisis Call Center in Reno was providing aid to victims in Carson City, but that often meant that victims were without support for several hours until a volunteer could travel to Carson City. From that first request, came many more, until Advocates partnered with the Crisis Call Center and developed  the Sexual Assault Response Advocates, or S.A.R.A. program, in 1997, to meet the  need of Carson City residents.  

Mission Statement: The SARA team will provide comfort, support, & education to victims
of sexual assault, their families, and the community.

Classy Seconds Thrift Shop is owned and operated by Advocates to End Domestic Violence. All proceeds benefit the shelter and programs for victims and their children.

Classy Seconds Thrift Shop
3590 Gordon
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 841-7081
(Across from Goodwill on Highway 50) 

Hours of Operations:
Mon-Fri:  10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.