Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children

 
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Jul 21, 2014

Mia and Jacob Have A Safe Home Because Of You!

One year after Mia was married, her husband was given a fabulous job opportunity in Ireland. Soon after they moved to Ireland she found out she was pregnant. Her husband became moodier and moodier, screaming and hitting the wall, then Mia. When Mia told her husband she wanted to go home to her mother in the USA and have the baby, he pushed her to the ground then locked her inside the house. She was terrified the force of the fall hurt her baby, but luckily, it didn't. Mia had the baby in Ireland. She throught the abuse would stop once Jacob was born. It didn't. In desperation, Mia told Jacob's doctor and the doctor advised Mia call AODVC.

That first phone call was the beginning of a new life for Mia and Jacob. Because of donations like yours, Mia is home with Jacob and living with her mother in the USA. They are happy and safe.

Here is a note from Mia: "What I thought would be the most wonderful experience of my life turned into a nightmare. Thank God for the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center! I didn't want Jacob growing up to think it was okay to hit a woman. I think you may have saved my life."

Your donations help save lives! Thank you for believing in our mission!

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Paula Lucas

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Portland, OR United States

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