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.
Feb 19, 2014

Increase In Sexual Assault Victims Calling For Help!

We truly appreciate your support of American sexual assault victims overseas! Since we launched the website we have seen an increase in the number of victims seeking our services in the worst time of their lives.

This year already, 2014, we have assisted three American sexual assault victims. We would not be able to do this without donations like yours.

Here is what one of the victims told her SASHAA program case manager, Eva, over the phone:

"I feel like you have been the only light in this awful darkness. I can't tell my family about what happened. I feel they would blame me. I don't know what I would have done without you."

I can't thank you enough for chosing to donate to our sexual assault support project on Global Giving.

Warmest wishes always, Paula

Feb 19, 2014

Your Donation Helped Save Lives!

By donating to support the phone calls made to the crisis center, you have helped save the lives of victims at the worst time of their lives.

In 2013, AODVC international advocates and case managers received 3012 incoming calls and emails from 502 victims in 62 countries. The 15 countries with the most incoming calls and emails: United Kingdom, Pakistan, Croatia, Denmark, France, South Korea, Barbados, Australia, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Thailand, Italy, Egypt and the Czech Republic.

Also in 2013, case managers provided 5,200 hours of informed, compassionate, long term case management. Without donations to pay for the crisis line this would not have been possible.

I personally know how important your donations are to victims in need. If you are interested in learning more about why I founded the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, you can read the first chapter of my memoir for free at www.harvestingstonesbook.com

I can't thank you enough for chosing our project to donate to on Global Giving. Warmest wishes always, Paula

Feb 19, 2014

Sandra and Raven Have A Home Because Of You!

Sandra and Raven moved out of shelter and into their own apartment earlier this month because of you!  It is a small one bedroom but Sandra could not be happier. A local program provided furniture for Sandra and the shelter gave them some household supplies.

Sandra emailed us yesterday and we wanted to share part of her email with you:

"We are so happy! I can't believe everything you have done for us. Saying thank you does not seem to be enough but that is all I have to offer right now. Thank you for giving me and Raven a new start..."

I personally know how important your donations are to victims in need. If you are interested in learning more about why I founded the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, you can read the first chapter of my memoir for free at www.harvestingstonesbook.com

I can't thank you enough for chosing to help Sandra and Raven though your donation on Global Giving.

Warmest wishes always, Paula

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