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 18, 2015

Two Kitties Are Back Home From New Zealand!

Theresa didn't know how she was going to get Iggy and Pop back home as she was planning to escape from her violent husband. The American Embassy had given her a repatriation loan to get back to the USA but it would not cover the costs of taking Iggy and Pop with her. She could not imagine leaving them behind. They had been her only source of comfort and she knew her husband would harm, or even, kill them if she left them behind.

When Theresa called our crisis line she was desperate. When we told her we could help, she broke down in tears. It is because of donations like yours we able to bring Iggy and Pop home with Theresa.

Theresa wanted to tell you: "I can't express my thankfullness in words. One day, when I am back on my feet, I am going to help raise funds for this program so other women fleeing violence can take their precious pets with them."

We want to thank you for donating to keep victims and pets together! The AODVC Team.

Jan 27, 2015

Two Emergency Phones Already Given Because Of You!

So far this year we have already given emergency phones to two battered mothers escaping domestic violence with their children. Phones are life saving for victims in fear of their lives and the lives of their children. It may seem like a small thing, something we take for grated every day. But a phone can be an empowering tool for a victim.

Tanya who escaped from Germany writes "Thank you so much! I really had no idea how I was going to manage to speak to my case manager Julie, my mom, my dad and the attorney you guys got for me. The phone at the shelter is used by everyone and it is always busy. I feel so much safer now."

The AODVC team wants to thank you for providing emergency phones to victims in need! Best wishes!

Jan 27, 2015

Cassidy & Emma Have A Home Because Of You!

Cassidy & Emma are happily tucked into their new apartment. They moved in the first week of January and have been slowly settling in. Cassidy wrote this to us in an email:

"The apartment is perfect! Yes, it is small but it is ours. It is so cozy and I don't have to worry about not being able to see and hear Emma playing. And we are on the ground floor so I don't have to worry about stairs. The apartment is our quiet little sanctuary. Emma is happy and that is all that matters."

Thank you so much for caring about Cassidy and Emma. Because of you they are well on their way to a life without violence, safe and secure! The AODVC Team.

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