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.
Jan 20, 2015

Rocky and Angelina are home because of you!

Oh my goodness! Angelina called us and said she has never seen Rocky so happy! He was a happy puppy when she first adopted him but then he became timid and shy because of the abuse. It was difficult getting them out of Albania. Angelina's husband finally let her take Rocky to the vet for a checkup but he went with them. With Angelina's permission, we were able to let the vet know what was going on. He issued the health certificate for Rocky and sent it straight to the airlines along with a crate so when Angelina fled the house with Rocky everything was ready.

We are so thankful to you for helping Rocky come home with Angelina! Pets are so important for victims. We appreciate you for understanding. Best wishes, the AODVC Team.

Jan 20, 2015

Three families celebrated because you cared!

Because of your donations, three battered mothers and their children celebrated the holidays in three different towns in the USA! This project funded just one week before Christmas so we had to scramble, but it was worth it!

Each family received groceries including a small turkey, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and an apple pie. Plus a small Christmas tree with lights and three gifts for each child and a gift for mom. Volunteers in each town took the goodies to the families.

Here is what one of our volunteers told us: "I wished you could have been there. Everyone was crying. But tears of joy, not of pain. I just can't tell you how happy they were. I want to do this again next year!"

One of the moms said this in an email: "I was stunned when I answered the door. I know you said a volunteer was coming to help me with some paperwork, but oh my gosh, what an amazing surprise. The kids were with my sister. When they came home they were jumping up and down and shouting. I can' remember the last time they were this happy."

Thank you for making the holidays for three families very special! The AODVC Team

Jan 20, 2015

Lily thinks you are purrrfect!

Lily is home with Liz! They spent the holidays back at home in the USA with Liz's family. Because of you we were able to get Lily her crate and the necessary veterinary health certificate to get her home from Greece. The transition has been difficult for Lily. Liz says Lily is getting less afraid of other people. The abuse in Greece was so bad that most of the time Lily hid under the bed. She is still afraid of loud noises but she is getting better all the time.

We truly appreciate that you understand how important pets are to those that care for them. Lily will never forget your kindness and generosity. Thank you again! The AODVC Team.

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