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.
Global Empowerment Campaign
 
This campaign provides outreach to American domestic violence survivors living in foreign countries, educates the local community, and raises global awareness. project reportread updates from the field
Help Abused American Mothers with Minutes for Moms
 
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center receives over 3000 incoming crisis calls, emails and live chats per year from desperate American women who are being abused overseas. Each minute on the international toll free crisis center hotline, 866-USWOMEN, costs $1.00 in toll charges. We are asking for donations to our Minutes for Mom's Campaign to give moms a lifeline of hope. 100% of all donations will go directly to pay the toll charges 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. project reportread updates from the field
Help 30 Victims Call The Crisis Center Every Month
 
American victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in a foreign country are afraid, vulnerable and unaware of their options for safe law enforcement reporting or safe medical treatment. They may feel too ashamed to tell their friends, family, work colleagues or school counselor. By contributing to this project, we will be able to provide 30 victims per month with a minimum of one hour of advocacy, case management and compassionate informed confidential response internationally toll free. project reportread updates from the field
Children of domestic violence survivors
 
Our international toll free domestic violence crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, provides a continuum of services for mothers of children who have either experienced or witnessed abuse while living abroad. project reportread updates from the field
Protecting Pets in Domestic Violence Crisis
 
Often times, it is not only a spouse and children that are abused in domestic violence situations, but also pets. Pets are often abused and used to manipulate a victim from leaving an abusive household. AODVC provides international danger to safety relocations for pets so that they can leave the abusive situation with mom and kids and live a life free from violence. project reportread updates from the field
Bus/Train Tickets For American 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 50 families with bus or train tickets at an average cost of $40 per family with this project. project reportread updates from the field
Day Care For Babies & Toddlers Of Abuse Victims
 
Battered American mothers who flee foreign countries with their children home to the USA to escape abuse have to start over from scratch. Without child support, alimony or half the marital assets, they must secure safe housing and jobs. One of the biggest obstacles is being able to afford child care for their babies and toddlers.With this project, we will be able to pay for one month of day care at $500 per month for 5 battered mothers. project reportread updates from the field
Emergency Backpacks For Victims Escaping Violence
 
American mothers fleeing domestic violence with their children in foreign countries need immediate assistance. Alone, afraid, unable to speak the local language and no knowledge of local resources, many are forced to return to the abuser if they don't get immediate help. We want to provide emergency back packs to 10 abused mothers through contacts in foreign countries that contain a pre-paid cell phone, cash equivalent of $100 in the local currency, personal hygiene items, and so on. project reportread updates from the field
Help Arial And Blue Come Home!
 
Zoe was unsure about moving to Spain with Arial, her husband and their dog, Blue. Arial has special needs and her husband had been abusive in the past. He convinced her life would be better for them in Spain. Unfortunately, things have gotten much worse and her husband goes into rages, screaming, throwing things and even kicking Blue. Zoe wants to come home with Arial and Blue but her husband controls all of their money. We will be able to get Zoe, Arial and Blue home safely away from abuse. project reportread updates from the field
Food And Shelter For Victims Fleeing Violence
 
Battered American mothers fleeing violence with their children in foreign countries often have no place to go, may not speak the local language and are afraid. Mostly they escape with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. They need a safe place to stay for a few days while we devise a longer term safety plan. This project will provide 30 nights of basic food and shelter for battered mothers and their children escaping violence in a foreign country. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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