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.
Mar 16, 2015

Michelle and Kennedy Are Happy, Healthy & Safe!

In January we were able to get Michelle and her daughter Kennedy away from Michelle's abusive husband in Germany and back to the USA. We got her into shelter, and because of you, we were able to pay the initial deposit to get Michelle and Kennedy into their own apartment. After only one week in the apartment, Michelle got a job! Here is a message from Michelle.

"Thank you for everything you have done for us. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and freeze in fear. Then I remember we are home and not in Germany anymore. Kennedy is doing great! She misses her friends in Germany but is being spoiled by my mom and dad. She loves spending time with her Grandparents! We are going to be okay now."

Michelle and Kenney are just one example of the many domestic violence and child abuse victims your donations have helped. Thank you for your belief in our mission.

The AODVC Team

Mar 16, 2015

Tammy Is Home Safe With Anna & Evan!

Tammy called us terrified in the middle of the night from the lobby of a hotel in Argentina with her daughter Anna and son Evan. Tammy snuck out of her apartment while her abusive husband was sleeping after a night of horrible abuse. She had all of their American passports but no money. We immediately paid to get Tammy, Anna & Evan into the hotel and wired Tammy cash to buy food & diapers. Within two days we were able to fly them all back home safely to the USA because of donations like yours. 

We have connected Tammy with a counselor and an attorney to help her through the next steps of her journey escaping violence. She is receiving state financial assistance and hopes to move out of the shelter by April. Tammy sent this in an email.

"I was so scared. We had nowhere to go. If the hotel receptionist hadn't told me about AODVC I don't know where I would be. I think an angel guided me to that hotel lobby that night. We all sleep through the night now. Thank you for giving us our life back."

Thank you for being the other angels in Tammy's life!

The AODVC Team

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.

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