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

106 American Sexual Assault victims helped in 2015

In 2015, we provided direct assistance to 106 American sexual assault victims in 24 countries, and one on an airplane over international water. A total of 240 people were served including those that sent inquiries to our Know B4UGO program.

We would not have been able to provide these services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year without support like yours.

Here is a note from one survivor:

"When I first called you last summer I thought my life wasn't worth living. I was so ashamed. After all of your help and counseling I am moving forward. Now I know it is not my fault. You have given me my life back."

We want to thank your for helping us help American sexual assault victims in the darkest hour of their lives!

The AODVC Team

Feb 10, 2016

1,419 women & children helped in 2015!

Because of donations like yours, we were able to help a record number of battered American women and their children escaping domestic violence in 2015: 1,419 in 75 countries.

We were able to help 49 of these families get home safely to the USA and provided 55 legal consultations and retainers to enable battered mothers to gain custody of their children.

The crisis center operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days last year staffed by our case managers who provided thousands of hours of safety planning, advocacy, long term case management including connecting clients to counseling, housing, emergency resources and so many other needs.

We know the demand for our services will only increase in 2016. We sincerely appreciate your belief in our mission!

Thank you so very much. The AODVC Staff.

Jan 29, 2016

You helped Robin escape abuse!

Robin was living with her same sex partner in the UAE. As her partner became more abusive, Robin told her that she wanted to end the relationship. Her partner threatened to go to the authorities and out her as being gay even if it meant that both of them would go to prison.The UAE is an Islamic country. Robin was terrified.

Robin called the international hotline. Her partner controlled all of their money and she didn't want to ask her family for money. They don't know she is gay.

We were able to get an airline ticket for Robin to come back home to the USA. She is doing really good. She is sad that her relationship is over but she is a resilient young woman and is moving forward.

Your donations to help LGBTQ victims of violence overseas are lifesaving! Thank you so much! The AODVC Team

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