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.
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
Emergency Hotel Rooms For Battered Mothers
 
Battered American mothers flee abusive homes in foreign countries and find themselves on the street with their children and no where to go. They call the international toll free hotline 866-USWOMEN, afraid, alone and in danger. We need to get these victims into a hotel for immediate safety, where a case manager can work with them to find a more long term solution for safety. This project will help 10 battered American mothers and their children with one two or nights in a hotel and food. project reportread updates from the field
Help Rescue Christine's Special Needs Twin Boys!
 
Christine fled home to the USA from France when her special needs twin boys, Ian and Jacob, were 3 months old to escape abuse. She worked, supported her boys for 1 year and 9 months. When she filed for divorce, her abusive husband filed a Hague Petition to force the return of the boys to France. Unbelievably, an American judge forced Christine to hand over the twin boys to the abuser. The boys are at high risk of being abused. Christine needs to appeal the judge's decision to get her boys back. project reportread updates from the field
Help Gracie And Her Son Noah Escape Violence
 
Gracie had no idea how violent her husband would become when they moved to Brazil. Now, she is afraid and wants to get Noah back home to the safety of the United States. Her husband slaps and shakes Noah. He has threatened to kill Gracie if she tries to leave. Without any money or resources of her own, she can't get to the airport or buy airline tickets. Gracie has desperately reached out to us for help. project reportread updates from the field
Kinza's Father May Kill Him For Being Gay In Saudi
 
Being gay in Saudi Arabia is punishable by death. Kinza is a dual nationality teenager with an American mother and a Saudi Arabian father. Kinza was raised in the USA by his mother but this past summer his father invited him to come to Saudi Arabia. When Kinza's father discovered Kinza is gay he took away his American passport and told Kinza he will kill him if he doesn't stop being gay. We need to find a safe place to hide Kinza, then get him out of Saudi, alive. project reportread updates from the field
Help Beth And Her Rescue Animals Flee Violence
 
Beth's husband has become increasingly abusive since they moved to India two years ago. During that time Beth rescued a dog, Waffles, and two cats, Snicker and Doodles. Beth is ready to flee India and come home and live with her brother but her husband controls all of the money. Beth is desperate to get herself and her three precious pets home, where she can re-start her life. project reportread updates from the field
Please Help Kanita And Baby Samantha Get Home Safe
 
Kanita moved to Australia with her husband early last year with her daughter Samantha. Her husband became controlling and violent. He often locks her in their apartment and takes Samantha to his mother's home for days at a time. This is punishment to Kanita for not having his dinner on the table on time or for not ironing his shirts properly. He then comes back to their apartment and demands sex. If Kanita refuses, he assaults her. Kanita is desperate to get home and escape the abuse project reportread updates from the field
Help  Ella Recover From Child Abuse
 
Ella's mom Brooke discovered her husband was sexually abusing Ella earlier this year. We helped Brooke escape from Turkey and get back home safely to the USA with Ella. Unfortunately Ella now has developmental and emotional challenges from the abuse. Children that experience sexual abuse at a young age often have problems that can manifest in drug and alcohol abuse, suicidal tendencies and risky behavior in adolescence. The only thing that Ella responds too are her puppies. She is afraid of men. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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