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At Avalon, we are grateful when members of the community conduct events to benefit Avalon. Kiwanis, William & Mary, Women's Charity Tennis, Colonial Heritage, just to name a few, in addition to the many individuals, businesses, civic and faith groups that contribute year round. We could not continue to provide shelter and support without the help of our community.

April 23, 2017. Wine Tour de France for Avalon. 

Please join us for A Wine Tour de France for Avalon graciously hosted by Le Yaca French Restaurant. Tickets for this lovely Sunday afternoon soiree from 4 until 6 o'clock will be limited, so please purchase tickets now! Some 100 of Williamsburg's most enchanting and philanthropic-minded will be there -- you won't want to miss it! Space is limited. Tasting $75.

SOLD OUT! Following the tasting will be a special chef's dinner paired with unique wines from a mystery cellar.  Special dinner $275.

For details about being an individual or corporate event sponsor,click here or click here to make a sponsorship payment. Or, contact Priscilla Caldwell at

Please see our thank you to our 2016 sponsors in the Virginia Gazette.




April 30, 2017 Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival. Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

At High Street the Williamsburg Rotary and YEP present beer offerings and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Avalon Center!
To volunteer, please contact

Tickets and info can be found at


March 17, 2017 Sham-Rock the Burg!

Kiwanis will rock Williamsburg and raise funds to benefit Avalon providing prevention, education, shelter and support services.

6-10 p.m. Williamsburg Community Building at 401 North Boundary Street. 







March 1, 2017: Preparing Fear to Freedom Packs

 Together with Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Delta Chi fraternity, William & Mary’s fourth annual Fear 2 Freedom Celebration  Event in Trinkle Hall aimed to bring awareness of sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking and child abuse to college  students.  Read the full story at WY Daily.



September 10, 2017. Kiwanis Shrimp Feast has become Williamsburg's signature late summer family event. Over the past decades, it has become a place to see and be seen, a great gathering of community, entertainment and fun.This year the Shrimp Feast will benefit Avalon. Please come and bring your friends, family and neighbors! Proceeds to help Avalon. Thank you Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg!  

Purchase tickets here. --  please write "Avalon" in the notes field.

September 2017. 24th Annual Women's Charity Tennis Classic Women's Double Tournament McCormick-Nagelson Tennis Center, Williamsburg VA  Register here. 

If you or your organization would like to plan and organize an event to benefit Avalon, please contact Priscilla Caldwell, Director of Development at 258-5022 ext. 1008.

Plans are underway for the next big event for Avalon.   Please stay tuned ... and let us know if you would like to be involved!

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Community organizations and businesses hold numerous events to benefit Avalon. We are grateful for the outpouring of support and happy to help promote community events. 



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"The help from the staff was exceptionally well. Everyone was professional, knowledgeable and helpful. The service from this organization is great!"

Testimonial 12

"The positive experiences I had with the program is the grounding techniques and the ability to focus and understand who I am as an individual a person. That my past does not define me."

Testimonial 10

"I was able to have a clean safe environment and meet others that are in similar situation letting me know I am not alone. My needs and concerns were met promptly and I was treated with dignity and respect."

Testimonial 9

Staff welcomed me back without "shaming" me for having to come back."

Testimonial 8

"I came in with nothing- no home- no money- no shelter at all. I left with a job, food and my very own apartment. Thanks to Avalon!"

Testimonial 7

"The positive experience I have had with Avalon and the services they offered me is the interaction that I now have with me. I am able to love me and love others. To be able to interact with other women in my life and around me. Seeing the beauty in women and their strength. I am an overcomer and Avalon helped me to own and claim that."

Testimonial 6

"The shelter assisted my family with a safe environment to reside while moving forward with our lives. Staff has always been helpful when needed and my children participate in the programs available to them. I was an all around good experience for us."

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I really have no idea what I could have done if Avalon didn’t accept me or exist.

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Without Avalon’s shelter… I probably would have stayed in the relationship because I had no where else to go. This seems to be the trend for women who are abused. I may have lost my life.

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I usually do not talk to anyone about our problems at home and I just plow through the crappy part and try to forget it. But coming here I just got a break and talking to your staff just let me get my frustrations out and vent my fears… Thank you for listening and thank you for allowing us to stay in a protected space.

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"When I "messed up" one time, they were not judgmental, they helped me. I give all the praise in world. They believed in me and gave me a second chance."

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"I thank God each and every day for Avalon and their staff, for God only knows where I would be today without Avalon."


P. O. Box 6805 Avalon is a 501c3 organization
Williamsburg, VA 23185 Tax ID: 52-1208945



Supported by Grant #15-D2631SP14 awarded to the Virginia Department of Criminal justice by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions contained herein are those of Avalon and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. 


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