Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

We work with abused American women and children in foreign countries to provide domestic violence, child abuse advocacy and sexual assault advocacy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated jurisdictional, legal & social international landscapes, to be able to live free of abuse either in the foreign country or back in the United States via an international toll free crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, accessible from 175 countries, serving a population estimated at 7 million American civilians living overseas, 1.1 million military personnel and their dependents and the 68 million Americans that travel overseas every year.
Danger-to-Safety Relocation for DV Survivors
 
$22,639
$2,361
Raised
Remaining
This project will ensure at least 30 people fleeing a domestic violence relationship trans-nationally will receive danger-to-safety relocation and reintegration services. project reportread updates from the field
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
 
$35,351
$4,649
Raised
Remaining
This project enables our international toll free domestic violence crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, to operate 24/7 with accessibility from 175 countries to serve abused American women & children globally. project reportread updates from the field
Help Stop Military Family Violence
 
$4,380
$10,620
Raised
Remaining
By providing an international toll-free crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, live chat and crisis email, we are able to serve victims of military family violence globally. Case managers and advocates provide safety planning, case management, danger to safety relocation, legal assistance, counseling, and assistance with basic needs. We provide a confidential, safe way for victims to communicate and to co-case manage with military advocates on the base overseas. project reportread updates from the field
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence 2015
 
$350
$4,650
Raised
Remaining
According to the US Department of State, 6.8 million Americans live overseas. While it is unclear how many of these families have pets, we know that approximately 30% of the victims we serve have pets in their homes while domestic violence is taking place. That is about 150 pets per year that are exposed to and experiencing violence in the home. Each year we provide food, shelter, airline flights, crates, medical examinations and basic needs for dozens of pets. project reportread updates from the field
Help Keep Battered Mothers And Children Together
 
$565
$9,435
Raised
Remaining
Battered American mothers flee home for their safety to the USA with their children. Their abusers file petitions trying to force the return of their children to the foreign country even when the children are just American. There is no defense for battered American mothers. We need to hire good attorneys for these victims so the children won't be returned to the abuser in the foreign country and be subjected to more abuse and be separated from their primary caretaker, their mother. project reportread updates from the field
Global Sexual Assault Prevention & Crisis Response
 
$455
$49,545
Raised
Remaining
If you were a victim of Sexual Assault while traveling overseas would you want someone to call who could help? According to the US Department of State over 65 million Americans travel abroad each year eager to explore new adventures in foreign countries. Unfortunately, many become victims of sexual assault. In an expansion of our mission, we are launching our SASHAA Program - Sexual Assault Support & Help For Americans Abroad in response to the increasing number of victims who are reaching out. project reportread updates from the field
Protect Clover And Her Mom Maya From Abuse
 
$1,750
$50
Raised
Remaining
Clover is a toddler that lives in fear with her mom Maya. Most days, Clover's father comes home drunk and angry. Maya does her best to keep Clover safe. We have been safety planning with Maya for a couple of months and should be able to get Clover and Maya back home to the USA soon. We need help to buy Clover and Maya airline tickets so they can escape and live with Maya's mother and father at home. Maya does not want Clover growing up in a violent home. project reportread updates from the field
Bus & Train Tickets For Victims of Violence
 
$955
$45
Raised
Remaining
Domestic violence victims fleeing abuse often need immediate transportation by bus or train to get to safety. This project will enable us to provide bus or train tickets to battered American mothers and their children so they can get to a safe shelter or hotel while we safety plan and access longer term services. We will provide 25 families with bus or train tickets at an average cost of $40 per family with this project. project reportread updates from the field
Day Care For Babies & Toddlers Of Abuse Victims
 
$2,515
$0
Raised
Remaining
Battered American mothers who flee foreign countries with their children home to the USA to escape abuse have to start over from scratch. Without child support, alimony or half the marital assets, they must secure safe housing and jobs. One of the biggest obstacles is being able to afford child care for their babies and toddlers.With this project, we will be able to pay for one month of day care at $500 per month for 5 battered mothers. project reportread updates from the field
Edith Needs To Flee Abuse And Get Medication
 
$900
$0
Raised
Remaining
According to the Women's Institute for Secure Retirement women make up approximately 66% of elder abuse victims in the United States, and 89% of the cases of abuse occurred in a domestic setting. Unfortunately, Edith is a victim of abuse by her caretaker husband in France. He withholds her medication, doesn't feed her regularly and delays her requests to use the bathroom. Edith's granddaughter Michelle reached out to us and asked us to help her get her grandmother home. project reportread updates from the field

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