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.
Apr 6, 2015

Lexi and Jessica Are So Grateful!

Because of your donations, Jessica was able to get Lexi Salmon Oil and Food for January & February. Lexi's foster family stepped up and provided the oil and food for March. This weekend Jessica and Lexi are finally moving into their own place! Jessica is happy to get out of shelter and Lexi will be happy to be with Jessica again. Lexi will probably miss her foster family so Jessica is going to take Lexi for a visit next week after they get settled in.

Here is a thank you from Jessica: "You have no idea how much having Lexi's food and oil helped me. I have been able to work and save money for our own apartment. I could not have done that without your support. Thank you!"

We would like to thank you so much for helping Lexi!

The AODVC Team

Apr 6, 2015

Still Waiting An Outcome.

We sincerely want to thank you for donating to help Dennise and Amani come home. The judge in Dubai still has not ruled on this case. Meanwhile Dennise is still in prison and Amani is still with the Sudanese man who claims to be her father.

The next hearing is set for the middle of April and we are hoping at that time the judge will let Dennise out of prison, return her daughter to her, and we can bring them home.

Here is a note from her attorney: "I saw Dennise yesterday. She is very weak and tired but so grateful for all of the help you have provided so far."

This is one of the most difficult cases we have had. We appreciate your support and patience.

The AODVC Team

Mar 16, 2015

Olivia Is Grateful For Your Help

When Olivia joined the military she was ready to defend her country. She never thought she would have to defend her life from her husband when she was stationed in Italy. Olivia was afraid to speak to the family advocate at the base about the abuse. Her husband told her he would kill her if she told anyone.

Olivia saw one of our posters at the base. She called the international toll free number and spoke with Ava, one of our case managers. Olivia worked with Ava for several months safety planning and devising an exit strategy. Finally, we were able to get Olivia home safely, but she left the military in the process."

"It was hard walking away from the military and everything I thought I was going to do in my life but my husband was too powerful in the military. I filed for divorce and my husband is very angry. I am in a safe place and starting over. Thank you for all of your help."

We could not have helped Olivia without donations like yours. Thank you so much!

The AODVC Team

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