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 26, 2015

Samantha & Alicia are home!

Getting Samantha & Alicia out of Morocco proved to be quite a challenge - but because of your support, we were successful! They are currently safe in a shelter in the USA. We found an attorney for Alicia so she can file for custody of Samantha and divorce her abusive husband. They have already been accepted into a longer term transitional housing program.

Alicia told us that Samantha likes to wear her little crown around the shelter and still pretends to be a princess. But now she says that her mommy rescued her. Alicia hopes that one day Samantha's father will get help and she can have a good, positive relationship with her father. But for now, Alicia is focusing on keeping them safe.

The AODVC team would like to thank you for helping Samantha & Alicia!

Jan 20, 2015

The filming is about to begin!

We are so excited to let you know that we are ready to start filiming next week! We hired a videographer and have had two planning meetings. We developed the storyboard, interview questions and have five survivors ready to tell their stories. We are so proud of them! We know their journeys have been difficult. Now because of you, their voices will be heard!

This video is going to have a powerful impact as a global education and prevention tool to help end violence against American women & children in foreign countries. Our goal is to have the video posted to our website by mid-April. We can't thank you enough for helping us with this video project. It is a dream we have had for a long time and you have made it possible! Thank you from the AODVC Team.

Jan 20, 2015

Ten emergency backpacks are ready to help victims escape!

Our volunteers in Italy, France, Greece and Spain have already put together emergency backpacks for American battered mothers with children escaping violence. These volunteers are on stand-by to get a backpack to a victim in need. It may seem like a simple thing, but having a few basic necessities, some cash and a phone can make all of the difference in the world for a battered mother on the run with children. You have made that possible.

As a survivor of abuse in a foreign country, I remember a terrible night when I had to flee the house for safety. I had no money, no phone, nothing. There was no one I could call. No one to help me. I was forced to go back home and endure more abuse. I am happy that today, victims can call the international hotline and we can get them backpacks, a safe place to stay and begin to help them live their lives without violence.

Myself and the AODVC Team truly appreciate your support! Best wishes,Paula

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