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.
Please help Karma come home with Sheila
Karma is Sheila's beloved dog. Karma moved with Sheila and her husband to Switzerland last year. Sheila's husband has become more and more abusive to her and Karma. Recently when her abusive husband attacked her, Karma bit him. In return he forced Karma in a room by herself for two days without food or water. With this project we will be able to get Karma a vet certificate, a crate and fly her home with Sheila for a discounted rate we already negotiated with an airline.
Help Sandrine Recover From Sexual Assault
Sandrine and Cynthia were having the time of their life on a trip through Europe. One evening on the way back to their rental in Spain they stopped and had a glass of wine. Two men approached them and began flirting. When they told the men they were a couple, they left, muttering something under their breath. The men followed and forced their way into the apartment. One raped Sandrine while the other held Cynthia down and made her watch. We will be able to provide this couple with counseling.
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
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
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
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
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.
Bus & Train Tickets For Victims of Violence
Domestic violence victims fleeing abuse often need immediate transportation by bus or train to get to safety. This project will enable us to provide bus or train tickets to battered American mothers and their children so they can get to a safe shelter or hotel while we safety plan and access longer term services. We will provide 25 families with bus or train tickets at an average cost of $40 per family with this project. project reportread updates from the field

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