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 7, 2015

You Helped Arial and Blue Come Home!

Your donations in December helped Arial and Blue come home! Zoe had to delay their escape after her abusive husband hid Arial's American passport in January. We were able to work with Zoe for several weeks gathering evidence of abuse and get the documentation submitted to the American Embassy to advocate that a new passport be issued for Arial. We were finally successful.

Zoe send this in an email to us: "I thought we would never get out of Spain. Blue is not just a pet for Arial. He is her protector, her best friend, her constant companion, her security blanket, her therapy dog: Blue is everything to Arial. My gratitude for your help is beyond the moon and the stars."

Thank you so very much for helping Zoe, Arial & Blue! The AODVC Team

Apr 7, 2015

Kinza Is Safe Because Of You!

Kinza is back safely in the USA because of your generosity. We were able to work with Kinza on a safety plan. As part of that plan Kinza had to convince his father that he really was straight and not gay. His father tested him at first, but after a couple of months his father gave him his passport and they drove to Bahrain for the weekend. While Kinza's father was sleeping, Kinza snuck out of the hotel room and we were able to get Kinza on a plane and back to the US to his mother.

Kinza told us: "I will never go back to Saudi Arabia again. We have so much freedom here. I feel so lucky to be alive and to have a mother and friends that accept me for who I am. I don't know who helped me but please tell them thank you for me."

Thank you for supporting Kinza! The AODVC Team

Apr 6, 2015

Catarina And Milo Are Safe Because Of You!

Catarina and Milo are together, safe and happy, because of donations like yours. For years they endured the abuse of Catarina's husband. Catarina finally won full legal and physical custody of Milo in Romania. Now, Catarina is going back to court so they will allow her to bring Milo back and live in the USA.

Catarina's husband is serving time in jail for child abuse and she is positive that she and Milo will get home safely, change their identities and begin their life over. Her husband will not be allowed into the USA because of the criminal charges.

It has been a long road for them, as it is for so many battered mothers. We truly appreciate your help!

Thank you from the AODVC Team!

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