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.
Jan 29, 2016

Ida & Henry are home because of you!

Because of your generous donation, Ida & Henry are home! They have been back about 10 days after fleeing Indonesia. They are living with Ida's parents and they love having their precious grandson Henry in their arms again. Ida is so relieved. She has been living in fear for so long, now she can relax and not worry about being screamed at or threatened. Ida loved the Indonesian culture and she hopes to go back one day.

"I loved Indonesia. If my husband weren't abusive we could have had a wonderful life there. But that is okay. Being safe and happy are more important than anything. You made that happen for us. Thank you to the moon and back!."

We want to thank you for caring about battered mothers and children like Ida & Henry! The AODVC Team

Jan 28, 2016

Twenty abused children are happy because of you!

When American mothers flee for safety with their children back to the USA, they have nothing. Living in shelter, with family members or struggling on their own in hiding, they barely survive. But because of donations like yours, twenty children received gifts. The project was funded only one week before Christmas so we opted to mail gift cards to their mothers to buy the toys themselves.

The children you helped left everything behind when they fled. A new Teddy Bear, coloring books, dolls and legos to begin rebuilding a joyful childhood. You brought so much joy to abused children. We can't thank you enough for your generosity! The AODVC Team.

Jan 28, 2016

Over 24 pets protected in 2015 because of you!

Over 24 pets are safe with their families back in the USA after escaping domestic violence in a foreign country. Donations like yours is what made 2015 a record year for rescuing pets from abuse.

Here are a few pets you helped:

Kira - a 2 year old Maltese mix that escaped abuse in Brazil with their family and came back home to the USA.

Missy - the beloved 10 year old pet cat of Patricia and her two children who escaped France and is now safe and sound at home.

Apollo - a 5 year old Golden Retriever that Stephanie rescued in India that an expat family abandoned, and was able to bring home when she escaped.

Each surivivor of violence has been deeply impacted by your kindness and generosity. Being able to bring their precious pets home at a time of extreme stress and difficulties is a wonderful gift.

Thank you so much for your support! The AODVC Team


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