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.
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
This project enables our international toll free domestic violence crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, to operate 24/7 with accessibility from 175 countries to serve abused American women & children globally. project reportread updates from the field
Danger-to-Safety Relocation for DV Survivors
This project will ensure at least 30 people fleeing a domestic violence relationship trans-nationally will receive danger-to-safety relocation and reintegration services. project reportread updates from the field
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence 2016
According to the US Department of State, 8 million Americans live overseas. While it is unclear how many of these families have pets, we know that approximately 30% of the victims we serve have pets in their homes while domestic violence is taking place. That is about 150 pets per year that are exposed to and experiencing violence in the home. Each year we provide food, shelter, airline flights, crates, medical examinations and basic needs for dozens of pets. project reportread updates from the field
Global Sexual Assault Prevention & Crisis Response
If you were a victim of Sexual Assault while traveling overseas would you want someone to call who could help? According to the US Department of State over 65 million Americans travel abroad each year eager to explore new adventures in foreign countries. Unfortunately, many become victims of sexual assault. In an expansion of our mission, we are launching our SASHAA Program - Sexual Assault Support & Help For Americans Abroad in response to the increasing number of victims who are reaching out. project reportread updates from the field
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas
This project will enable us to provide 24/7/365 support to LGBTQ Americans who have experienced violence in foreign countries including sexual assault, domestic violence and targeted hate crimes. Support includes funds for emergency needs, transportation expenses, medical expenses, counseling and legal support. project reportread updates from the field
Help Stop Military Family Violence
By providing an international toll-free crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, live chat and crisis email, we are able to serve victims of military family violence globally. Case managers and advocates provide safety planning, case management, danger to safety relocation, legal assistance, counseling, and assistance with basic needs. We provide a confidential, safe way for victims to communicate and to co-case manage with military advocates on the base overseas. project reportread updates from the field
Help Keep Battered Mothers And Children Together
Battered American mothers flee home for their safety to the USA with their children. Their abusers file petitions trying to force the return of their children to the foreign country even when the children are just American. There is no defense for battered American mothers. We need to hire good attorneys for these victims so the children won't be returned to the abuser in the foreign country and be subjected to more abuse and be separated from their primary caretaker, their mother. project reportread updates from the field
Ruby needs help to flee abuse in Portugal
Ruby and her husband retired to Portugal last year. She was hesitant to move away from her children and grand children, but her husband convinced her to go. He told her she could come back anytime. She asked him if she could come home for Christmas and he said no and hid her American passport. He calls her names and is withholding her medication as a "punishment." Ruby has been praying for a miracle. With this project we will get Ruby home safely. project reportread updates from the field
Baby Leo & Mom Jessie Need A Home For The Holidays
Jessie called us in November in fear of her life and the life of her baby Leo. Her husband threatened to kill her and went into an terribly violent rage. We mobilized quickly and got Jessie and Leo back to the USA and into a shelter. Jessie's husband knows where Jessie's mother lives so she cannot go home. Jessie found a small studio apartment and needs $1,200 to move in. (First, last and a deposit.) The shelter has household supplies for Jessie and a church is donating furniture. project reportread updates from the field
Protect Clover And Her Mom Maya From Abuse
Clover is a toddler that lives in fear with her mom Maya. Most days, Clover's father comes home drunk and angry. Maya does her best to keep Clover safe. We have been safety planning with Maya for a couple of months and should be able to get Clover and Maya back home to the USA soon. We need help to buy Clover and Maya airline tickets so they can escape and live with Maya's mother and father at home. Maya does not want Clover growing up in a violent home. project reportread updates from the field
 

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