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.
Feb 17, 2017

You helped us help over 1000 victims in 2016!

In 2016 we were able to help 1444 victims because of folks like you who support our vital programs! Plus, case managers handed over 18,000 crisis communications! Here is a note from one of the very grateful battered American mother that we helped in 2016:

"When I called and Sarah answered the phone I was so afraid. I had never told anyone about the abuse. But Sarah was so compassionate and for the first time I heard that the abuse wasn't my fault. My husband always told me I caused it. That was three months ago and now my son and I are back home in the USA with my parents because of you. You changed our lives and our future. I will be forever grateful." Beth

The AODVC team thanks you for helping rescue battered American women and their children in foreign countries!

Jan 10, 2017

You helped rescue Bella!

Bella is one lucky kitty! She is the first pet we rescued in 2017 because of your generous donations!

Bella and her human mom Karli arrived home two days ago from Panama. Karli was desperate to escape her abusive partner but didn't have the funds to get Bella home with her. She would never leave Bella behind - her abuser would have killed her or put her out on the street to fend for herself. With your help we were able to get Bella her vaccinations and airline approved pet carrier. Bella wasn't very happy about the airplane ride home but she is happy now with Karli at her parents home in the USA.

Thank you so much for helping us rescue pets in domestic violence crisis. The AODVC Team.

Jan 10, 2017

Because of you Ashley, Mason and Chipper are home!

Yesterday we were able to help Ashley, Mason and Chipper escape The Netherlands and come home because of your generous donations!

Ashley's husband went on a business trip to the Far East and they had a window of opportunity to flee.

They are all safe and sound with Ashley's parents, albiet tired and jet lagged. Ashley is going to take a month or so to recover and spend time with Mason before she begins job searching. Luckily they can stay with Ashley's parents permanently so Mason and Chipper can be together and play all day.

Without supporters like you battered American women and their children and pets would not be able to come home to safety to the USA. Thank you so much for your kind support! The AODVC Team


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