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.
Cell Phones For American Domestic Violence Victims
 
$630
$870
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American domestic violence victims fleeing abuse in foreign countries must access critical services immediately. They cannot use a phone that abusers have had access to as many install spy ware and tracking devices. With this project, we will provide 25 victims with $60 pre-paid cell phones so they can communicate with the police, medical care, their children's schools, our agency as well as other agencies they are seeking services from.
Please Help Bring Candice and AJ Home
 
$285
$565
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When Candice's husband told her he got a job in the Philippines she was so excited. She thought this was just the thing they needed. Her husband had been out of work and moody. A new job would give them a new start. Candice packed up and moved with her son AJ with her husband. The first couple of months were great, but then her husband began criticizing her and calling her names. One night after work he told her she was stupid and hit her. Candice wants to come home with AJ as soon as possible.
Alessandra needs help to escape her abuser in Peru
 
$100
$400
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Alessandra went to Peru to teach English in September. She befriended a young Peruvian man who showed her all around Lima. They toured the countryside on his motorcycle, parasailed and had picnics. They fell in love. Soon after he started criticizing her, controlling what she did, and then became physically violent. Alessandra does not want her parents to know. She just wants to come home and needs an additional $500 for her airline ticket.
Rachel needs counseling to recover from abuse
 
$110
$890
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Rachel is a very smart girl that was horribly abused by her step-father in Mexico. At only six years old he began sexually abusing her. He threatened to kill Rachel's mother if she told. Finally, Rachel's mother found out, called us, and we were able to get Rachel and her mother back home safely. With this project we will be able to provide Rachel with counseling she needs. We found a counselor that will give Rachel 25 counseling sessions for only $40 a session.
Sexual Assault Response For Americans In Madrid
 
$100
$900
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When an American is sexually assaulted in a large foreign city like Madrid, who can they turn to? We have formed a volunteer team of bi-lingual Americans living in Madrid to help with sexual assault response on the ground. We are raising funds for emergency response bags that will include food & water for victims, an emergency phone, etc. The team in Madrid will assist with needs on the ground in collaboration with our case managers.
Angie & her baby are homeless after fleeing abuse
 
$120
$1,180
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We were able to help Angie and her baby Zuma escape the Middle East and get her into shelter in the USA. They can stay in shelter until the middle of January. Angie has accessed services and hoped to get into a transitional housing program. The housing program had 42 applicants and only 5 spaces available. Angie was not selected. We need to raise the funds for Angie to get into her own apartment to keep her and Zuma safe.
Amina is being abused in Egypt for being a lesbian
 
$100
$1,000
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Amina is an 18 year old American woman living in Egypt living with her parents. When she told them she was a lesbian, they beat her. They told Amina that they are arranging a marriage to a man that can "fix" her. Amina is afraid. She desperately wants to come back to the USA. She needs money to get a new American passport and an airline ticket to her Aunt's home in the US. Her Aunt is supportive of Amina's sexual identity.
Help Rescue Katie And Her Mom From Germany
 
$100
$1,150
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Katie's mom moved to Germany with her and her husband in July. Her husband was hired by an American company for a two year contract. The abuse has escalated from insults and threats to physical violence. Katie's mom is desperate to get Katie back home. Katie is afraid of her father and is experiencing a lot of trauma. With this project we will be able to get Katie and her mom back home to the USA.
Please help rescue Bosco and Aden!
 
$100
$1,250
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Katherine moved to Austria with her husband, son Aden and their beloved dog Bosco in February 2015. Katherine was hoping she and her family could have a new start since her husband had been moody and unemployed at home for months. Unfortunately he became increasingly violent this fall. Katherine called us and asked if we can help her, Aden and Bosco get back home.
Lindsay & Olivia Need A Place To Live After Abuse
 
$80
$1,320
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Earlier this month we helped Lindsay and her daughter Olivia escape abuse in Columbia and return to the USA. Lindsay suspected her abusive husband was also sexually abusing Olivia. Olivia has not been her happy self. She is quiet and withdrawn. We have them safe in shelter. Lindsay has connected with local resources for food stamps and counseling for Olivia. We need to raise $1,200 to pay for the first months rent and deposit so Lindsay and Olivia can move into their own place and heal.

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