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.

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
PO Box 25007
Portland, OR 97298
United States
503 203-1444
http://www.866uswomen.org

Founder & Executive Director

Paula Lucas

Management Team

Brooke Galloway, Debra Humphrey-Keever, Paula Lucas

Board of Directors

Karen Lewis, Carrolyn Farrar, Alisha Telci, Kathleen Mistry, Lauren Morrison

Project Leaders

Paula Lucas

Mission

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.

Programs

AODVC runs an international domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center, with an international hotline. AODVC offers safety planning, case management, danger to safety relocations, legal assistance, counseling and financial assistance. Additionally, AODVC conducts a global outreach campaign to continue raising awareness of Americans abused abroad, AODVC, and the empowerment of women.

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Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2012: $350,000
  • Annual Budget for 2007: $185,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $350,000
  • Other funding sources: US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, Sunshine Lady Foundation, Women of the ELCA, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Oak Foundation,
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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