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.
Jan 27, 2015

Joanna, Max & Bella Are Home Because Of You!

Joanna, Max & Bella arrived home safely last week because of you! It took longer than we had hoped but they are all safe and sound. They are living with Joanna's mother right now, but Joanna is looking for a job already and hopes to have their own place by the summer. Joanna wrote us an email and we wanted to share a part of it with you:

"I have never been more exhausted or more happy in my life. Because of you Max and Bella are with me. I just want to forget the past and the horrible things that happened. I want to look to the future but I will never forget how you helped us, ever."

We want to thank you for understanding how important pets are to victims of violence. They are often to only form of comfort for victims. We know that because of you Joanna, Max & Bella are well on their way to a new, happy, violence free life.

Thank you. The AODVC Team.

Jan 26, 2015

Samantha & Alicia are home!

Getting Samantha & Alicia out of Morocco proved to be quite a challenge - but because of your support, we were successful! They are currently safe in a shelter in the USA. We found an attorney for Alicia so she can file for custody of Samantha and divorce her abusive husband. They have already been accepted into a longer term transitional housing program.

Alicia told us that Samantha likes to wear her little crown around the shelter and still pretends to be a princess. But now she says that her mommy rescued her. Alicia hopes that one day Samantha's father will get help and she can have a good, positive relationship with her father. But for now, Alicia is focusing on keeping them safe.

The AODVC team would like to thank you for helping Samantha & Alicia!

Jan 20, 2015

The filming is about to begin!

We are so excited to let you know that we are ready to start filiming next week! We hired a videographer and have had two planning meetings. We developed the storyboard, interview questions and have five survivors ready to tell their stories. We are so proud of them! We know their journeys have been difficult. Now because of you, their voices will be heard!

This video is going to have a powerful impact as a global education and prevention tool to help end violence against American women & children in foreign countries. Our goal is to have the video posted to our website by mid-April. We can't thank you enough for helping us with this video project. It is a dream we have had for a long time and you have made it possible! Thank you from the AODVC Team.

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