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 10, 2016

Danger to safety provided to 49 survivors in 2015!

In 2015 we provided 49 battered mothers and their children with danger to safety assistance and relocation home to the USA. That is a record number!

That is one family almost every week. Our case managers worked thousands of hours, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to make this possible.

But none of these danger to safety relocations would have happened without support from donations like yours.

Fleeing a foreign country and escaping abuse is so difficullt. We want to sincerely thank you for opening your heart and supporting battered American women and their children seeking safety at home.

The AODVC Team

Feb 10, 2016

55 Battered Mothers Received Legal Assistance 2015

Because of donations like yours, we were able to assist 55 battered mothers with legal services to enable them to gain custody of their children after they fled abuse in a foreign country and returned home in 2015.

That is a record number! We could not have done it without you!

Abusers almost always have control of family finances and assets. Without legal assistance, it is almost impossible for abuse victims to secure custody of their children and keep them safe at home in the USA.

We want to sincerely thank you for your belief in our ability to provide services to battered American mothers overseas.!

The AODVC Team

Feb 10, 2016

Over 20 Military Victims Assisted in 2015!

In 2015 we helped more than 20 military victims experiencing domestic violence overseas. Without support like yours this would have not been possible.

Domestic violence in military families are especially challenging. Here is a note from one survivor we assisted:

"I was so afraid to tell anyone on the base, even the family advocates. He had strangled me and I knew if I told anyone in Germany, the next time he would kill me. Working with Katie over the phone helped me make some very difficult decisions. My son and I are safe now but I would not have been able to get home safely without you. I don't know how I can ever thank you enough."

We would like to sincerely thank you for your help! The AODVC Team

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