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 20, 2015

Lily thinks you are purrrfect!

Lily is home with Liz! They spent the holidays back at home in the USA with Liz's family. Because of you we were able to get Lily her crate and the necessary veterinary health certificate to get her home from Greece. The transition has been difficult for Lily. Liz says Lily is getting less afraid of other people. The abuse in Greece was so bad that most of the time Lily hid under the bed. She is still afraid of loud noises but she is getting better all the time.

We truly appreciate that you understand how important pets are to those that care for them. Lily will never forget your kindness and generosity. Thank you again! The AODVC Team.

Jan 7, 2015

You Helped Ingrid!

Ingrid was teaching English in Costa Rica. She loved her students, the quaint town she lived in, the people, everything. When she was attacked in her small home, beaten and sexually assaulted, her world fell apart. Her mother called us crying, desperate to find help for Ingrid. One of our contacts in Costa Rica was able to get Ingrid to a doctor and help her file a police report. We have been providing free counseling for Ingrid. Her court case is coming up next month and because of donations like yours, she will be able to go to court with a psychologist by her side. Ingrid has a long way to go but she is doing because we are able to help sexual assault victims with your support. Thank you so much!

Jan 7, 2015

Thank you for helping Joan and Andrew!

When Joan called us she was desperate. She had fled with her son Andrew back to the USA for safety. When she filed for custody of Andrew in the USA, her abusive husband filed a Hague Petition to force Joan to return Andrew to him. Andrew had been not only emotionally abused by his father but physically. Because of donations like yours, we were able to get Joan an attorney and get Andrew in to see a child psychologist. The psychologist determined Andrew had been abused by his father and did not have to be sent back to Argentina.

In 2014 we helped 486 families one family at a time. You have helped make it possible! Thank you.

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