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.
Mar 10, 2017

You helped us help 23 miltary victims in 2016!

In 2016 we experienced an increase in victims served overall and an increase in military victims served by 15%.

You donations help us provide critical services to military victims and collaborate with victim advocates on military bases to ensure that victims are receiving the best each program has to offer.

Most of these military victims needed emergency stays in hotels when they needed to immediately escape violence, funds for emergency needs like food and diapers. With the assistance of victim advocates at the bases, our case managers were able to coordinate the issueance of passports and returns home back to the USA.

We are proud of our collaborative efforts with the military to help victims. Thank you so much from AODVC and the 23 victims you helped in 2016! The AODVC Team

Mar 9, 2017

You helped Brent!

Brent was in a study abroad program in Germany. He went out one night with friends at a nightclub. When he went to the restroom he was sexually assaulted in the stall of the restroom by two men. One gagged him and restrained him while the other sexually assaulted him.

When Brent's friends were wondering where he was they found him nearly unconscious and in agonizing pain. They immediately notified the night club managers and called the police.

Brent called our crisis center and one of our case managers, Sara, helped Brent understand what his medical options were. We were also able to provide a free legal consultation with an attorney in Germany so he could understand his legal rights.

We are now providing Brent with free counseling services and continuing to provide emotional support. Because of donations to this project we are able to help American LGBTQ victims of violence overseas! Thank you so much for your support!

Mar 8, 2017

You helped Lionel!

Lionel's mom Yvette needed to get away from her abusive boyfriend in Greece. She was volunteering helping refugees and she rescued Lionel from the streets. He was quite tame so Yvette thinks he was probably a pet at some point but he had been abandoned. We helped Yvette change her airline ticket back home but she needed help to get Lionel home.

Because of donations to this project we were able to get Lionel to the vet for an exam, vaccinations, a vet certificate and a cat carrier to come home.

Lionel has had quite a rough life but he is truly enjoying his new life back home in the USA with Yvette!

Thank you so much for helping pets escape domestic violence! The AODVC Team

 
   

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