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.
Apr 26, 2016

Jason is safe because of you!

Jason called us after he experienced a sexual assault in Costa Rica. Jason was teaching English in Coast Rica. After a class, one of the men asked for private tutoring. Jason invited the man to his apartment for coffee and a tutoring lesson. Jason thinks the man put something in his coffee. He didn't remember anything from the time he started tutoring until he woke up in excrutiating pain in his bed.

We were able to get Jason to a hospital and pay for his medical treatment and prophylactics. Jason called the police and made a police report. We put Jason up in a hotel for a couple of nights since he didn't feel safe going back to his apartment.

Jason has a long journey ahead. Because of donations like yours he is safe and getting the help he needs.

Thank you for caring about people in the LGBTQ community who have been victimized abroad.

Apr 18, 2016

You helped Aticus!

When Shannon called us from Costa Rica she was desperate. Her husband had become more and more violent and had thretened to kill Aticus, her Yorkshire Terrier.

Shannon's husband was controlling and did not allow her to go out of the house. We devised a plan. She told her husband Aticus was sick and needed to go to the vet.  Her husband took Shannon to the vet with Aticus and he waited in the car. With the assistance of the vet, we arranged to get Aticus his certificate of health and also a crate for Shannon to get Aticus on the plane.

Shannon snuck out the back door of the veterinary's office with Aticus and got into the taxi we arranged for her, heading straight to the airport, then back home to Ohio.

Aticus is doing great. A little shaken up from the escape but happy and healty because of donors like you!

Thank you for helping Shannon & Aticus! The AODVC Team

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

 

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