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

Look how many battered women and children you helped in 2013!

We are excited to share with you what we have accomplished together last year!

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.

Look at what else we were able to do: Relocated 16 victims and their children back to the USA, provided 38 legal consultations and legal retainers to enable battered mothers to file for custody of their children, provided 28 families with housing, utilities and basic needs and provided counseling to 9 survivors. For an organization that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on less then $1,000 a day, we have been called "the little engine that could" by so many people.

Over $400,000 was also received in 2013 in pro-bono legal services through our National Probono Legal program, more than twice our cash budget, making every dollar donated double in value. Our global mission is only possible because of people like you who believe in the ability and the passion of AODVC staff, volunteers and board members.

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 fifteen years ago 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

Beth, Waffles, Snicker & Doodles are home because of you!

Earlier this month Beth arrived home with Waffles, Snicker & Doodles because of your generosity! They have lived through a terrible ordeal, but now they are safe and sound and in a home where they do not have to be afraid. Here is a note from Beth.

"Wow. I feel like I am in a dream. A good dream after the nightmare we were living in. Waffles is still a bit timid and shy but Snicker and Doodles are running around our new home like gangbusters. I know my husband is looking for me but I feel safe now because of you. Thank you for all you have done for us!"

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 15 years ago 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

Two military victims helped because of you!

Because of your donation were able to assist two military victims in need last month. Both victims sought refuge in hotels for several nights when they had to flee their home for safety. Our case managers were able to work with them and provide additional services including food and transportation. Both are now in a permanent safe situation away from their perpetrators.

You provided the life-saving first step for a victim to be able to leave the abusive home and go some place safe. So many victims don't have that option. You made it 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 15 years go 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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