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.
Oct 4, 2013

Memoir gives deep insight into why Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center was founded

Harvesting Stones Cover
Harvesting Stones Cover

First I want to personally thank you for your support of our Protecting Pets in Domestic Violence Crisis program. This program is critical to the safety of the beloved pets of the American victims we help get back to the USA.

As a supporter, I also wanted to let you know that I have published my memoir, Harvesting Stones, An American woman's international journey of survival, almost 15 years after escaping Dubai.

If you are interested, my memoir goes into detail of why I was compelled to start the organization. To read the first chapter for free please go to www.harvestingstonesbook.com

For the launch on October 7th, the kindle version will be available on amazon.com at a discounted price of only $2.99. 

Folks that buy Harvesting Stones between October 7th and October 17th, and leave a review, will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. On October 18th we will pick the lucky winner!

 I truly appreciate your belief in my vision and our mission. Warmest wishes, Paula

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Sep 12, 2013

No slow down in September!

We usually see a slow down in September after the busy summer months when most battered American moms flee back home to the USA with their children. This year is different. We have had 18 new clients the first ten days of September and our case managers already have an on-going case load of 100 clients.

"I asked for help at the American Embassy and the consular officer there gave me your information. You have no idea the difference you made for me. Knowing you were there to support me gave me the strength I needed to flee back home to my parents house. I will never forget you!"

Without donors like you our work would not be possible. Thank you for believing in our mission.

Warmest wishes, Paula

Sep 12, 2013

Marie and her child are safe!

Getting out of Egypt is difficult these days if you are not being abused.When Marie called and said she had a window of opportunity to get out of her home, we faced multiple challenges just getting her and her child to the airport safely. After three months of safety planning, advocacy and case management, Marie and her child are home safe in the USA.

Political unrest is an added layer of difficulty we encounter when we are helping abused American mothers flee back home to the USA with their children to seek safety. A danger to safety relocation can take months, and involve six or seven different agencies and 'eyes on the ground.' A relocation such as Marie's means case managers have to be available around the clock for the 24 to 48 hours coordinating every aspect of travel, ground transportation and hotel or shelter stays along the way until the final destination is reached.

Without support of donors like you rescuing American mothers and children would not be possible.

Thank you for your belief in our mission! Warmest wishes, Paula

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