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

Case managers are critical for the safety of victims

Case managers at AODVC work for weeks, months and sometimes years with battered mothers, domestic violence and sexual assault victims to help them get away from the violent homes and situations and to a place of safety either in the USA or in the foreign country.

They navigate very complicated international landscapes providing compassionate, informed support to victims in the darkest hour of their lives.

In 2013, 5,200 hours of long term, intensive case management was provided to American victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by our expert case managers.

We truly appreciate your support of our case managers, the heart and soul of AODVC. Best. Paula

Feb 19, 2014

You helped 502 victims in 62 countries call us in 2013!

Because of you, 502 battered mothers were able to call our crisis line in 2013. Total incoming communications were 3005. The 15 countries with the most incoming communications: United Kingdom, Pakistan, Croatia, Denmark, France, South Korea, Barbados, Australia, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Thailand, Italy, Egypt and the Czech Republic.

Donating to pay for minutes for battered mothers on our international toll free crisis line is life saving for victims in crisis.

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

16 battered mothers plus their children relocated back to the USA in 2013 because of you!

Last year you helped provide 16 battered mothers and their children life-saving danger to safety flights back to the USA! That is one relocation almost every three weeks. Our case managers work hard to navigate victims to safety from foreign countries, but it is your donations that make these flights possible.

Here is part of an email we received from one of the battered mothers you helped:

"I was so afraid when I left the house with Katie while my husband was sleeping. But the taxi you called was right there. When he took me to the airport and we boarded the flight it felt unreal. I am safe now with family and we are starting our lives over. Katie loves playing with the neighbors dog. It is so nice to have some normality in our lives. You are my angels..."

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

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