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.
Food And Shelter For Victims Fleeing Violence
 
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Battered American mothers fleeing violence with their children in foreign countries often have no place to go, may not speak the local language and are afraid. Mostly they escape with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. They need a safe place to stay for a few days while we devise a longer term safety plan. This project will provide 30 nights of basic food and shelter for battered mothers and their children escaping violence in a foreign country. project reportread updates from the field
Help Rescue Christine's Special Needs Twin Boys!
 
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Christine fled home to the USA from France when her special needs twin boys, Ian and Jacob, were 3 months old to escape abuse. She worked, supported her boys for 1 year and 9 months. When she filed for divorce, her abusive husband filed a Hague Petition to force the return of the boys to France. Unbelievably, an American judge forced Christine to hand over the twin boys to the abuser. The boys are at high risk of being abused. Christine needs to appeal the judge's decision to get her boys back. project reportread updates from the field
Help Yasmin Go to College After Escaping Abuse
 
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When Yasmin called us from Egypt earlier this year, she was being abused by her father. Most of the time he would scream at her and call her names. Sometimes, he would hit her or lock her in the basement of their home without food. Yasmin's mother helped her escape to the American Embassy. From there we were able to get a passport issued for Yasmin, got her on a plane, and brought her home to the USA. Yasmin wants to go to college. She wants to be a social worker to help other young people. project reportread updates from the field
Serafina, Mochi and Amber Will Be Homeless Soon
 
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Earlier this month we were able to get Amber, her daughter Serafina and their beloved dog Mochi home to the USA from Portugal. Amber's husband became so abusive he kicked Mochi in the stomach and threw Amber into a wall. Serafina was in school at the time. When her husband stormed out of the house, Amber called us. Within one week we flew them to the USA, got them into shelter and Mochi into a foster home. We need secure an apartment and some basic necessities for them by early January project reportread updates from the field
Amaya Needs To Escape Her Stepfather In Turkey
 
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Amaya's father died when she was only ten. Her mother remarried a man from Turkey a few years later and they moved to Istanbul. Amaya doesn't remember exactly how old she was when her stepfather started to come into her room at night. Amaya is afraid to tell her mother because her stepfather told her he would kill her mother if she told anyone. Amaya is turning 18 soon and we are going to get her home to the USA and help her start a new life. project reportread updates from the field
Zara Needs Your Help Escaping Abuse In France
 
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Zara moved to France to be with her boyfriend in July 2014. She met him while studying abroad in Lyon in 2013. After a few months Zara's boyfriend started becoming more and more controlling. Last month, he beat her. When she went to call the police, he threatened to kill her if she told anyone. She called the crisis line and we have Zara hidden safely. We need $800 to get Zara safely home, to hopefully, be with her parents for Christmas. project reportread updates from the field
Help Olivia And Her Mom Escape Violence In Brazil
 
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Ana moved to Brazil with her husband and daughter Olivia in 2013. Her husband is an important business man in a large corporation. He screams, throws things, threatens and earlier this month pushed Ana around, leaving bruises on her arms and back. Ana called us terrified, begging us to help her and Olivia get home to the USA. We are safety planning with Ana and hope to get her back to the USA with Olivia in January 2015. We need $950 to get Ana and Olivia back safety to the USA. project reportread updates from the field
Callie Is Afraid To Face Her Attacker In Court
 
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Callie was sexually assaulted while teaching English in Spain in July. She must now go back to court in Spain and face her attacker. She is terrified. With this project, we will be able to hire a therapist in Spain to go with her to court. The therapist has reduced her fees to $50 for 10 hours. The therapist will be able to help Callie prepare for the trial and will be with her in court. project reportread updates from the field
Baby Leo & Mom Jessie Need A Home For The Holidays
 
$1,195
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Jessie called us in November in fear of her life and the life of her baby Leo. Her husband threatened to kill her and went into an terribly violent rage. We mobilized quickly and got Jessie and Leo back to the USA and into a shelter. Jessie's husband knows where Jessie's mother lives so she cannot go home. Jessie found a small studio apartment and needs $1,200 to move in. (First, last and a deposit.) The shelter has household supplies for Jessie and a church is donating furniture. project reportread updates from the field
Help Arial And Blue Come Home!
 
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Zoe was unsure about moving to Spain with Arial, her husband and their dog, Blue. Arial has special needs and her husband had been abusive in the past. He convinced her life would be better for them in Spain. Unfortunately, things have gotten much worse and her husband goes into rages, screaming, throwing things and even kicking Blue. Zoe wants to come home with Arial and Blue but her husband controls all of their money. We will be able to get Zoe, Arial and Blue home safely away from abuse. project reportread updates from the field

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