Tammy called us from a payphone in the middle of the night, barefoot, in the cold and rain. In a rage, her husband came after her with a knife. She bolted out the door and ran for her life. She had seen our website and had memorized the number, but had been too afraid to call. One of our advocates, Zeena, was able to get Tammy into a hotel for the night where she would be warm and safe. We got Tammy into a shelter in the foreign country until we will be able to get her back home.
The crisis line is a vital link to safety for victims. Donations like yours help save lives every day.
Here is a quote from Tammy: "If I hadn't have called you, I would not have known what to do. I don't speak the language here. I was so alone. I didn't think anyone cared. Knowing someone believed me made me feel so much better."
Thank you so much for your donation and for your belief in our mission.
By donating to support the phone calls made to the crisis center, you have helped save the lives of victims at the worst time of their lives.
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.
Also in 2013, case managers provided 5,200 hours of informed, compassionate, long term case management. Without donations to pay for the crisis line this would not have been 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, 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
Every year we witness an ever increasing number of victims calling for assistance. Although the final numbers are not in, we expect to have received over 3200 incoming calls and emails from 60 countries.
Without funding of the international toll free emergency number 866-USWOMEN, this would not be possible.
We thank you for your belief in this valuable resource:
Here is a quote from a caller: "Without you I don't know what I would have done. I can't believe how much time Ava took with me on the phone. Hours and hours of safety planning that saved my life. I can't thank you enough."
With gratitude, The AODVC Team
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