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.
Dec 15, 2016

You helped save Violet!

Violet is so happy to be home! When her human mom Lillian called us from Poland she was desperate to get home and escape abuse from her partner. Lillian did not want to leave Violet behind. Her abusive partner had withheld food and water from Violet as a punishment to Lillian. Sometimes he would scream and raise his fist to Violet. We were able to pay for the necessary vet certifications for Violet, buy her an airline approved crate and pay for her airfare backhome.

The look in Violet's eyes says it all. She is a little skiddish around men but with time she will feel safe around men again. Without donors like you Violet would not be home. Thank you so much for helping protect pets from domestic violence! The AODVC Team

Dec 15, 2016

You helped Gina!

Gina was traveling in the UK with several of her friends. They stayed together for safety when they went out together. Gina left her group briefly to use the women's bathroom in a nightclub. As she walked down the hall a man grabed her and pulled her into a storage area. He gagged her, tied her up and threatened her with a knife. He wore a face mask so Gina would be unable to identify him. He sexually assaulted her then left her lying in the storage area.

When she didn't return from the women's room her friends began looking for her. They alerted the manager who conducted a thorough search of the premises and found Gina.

Gina was so distraught she could barely speak. The manager and one of Gina's friends called our hotline and with the help of one of our case managers, she was able to get to a local hospital and receive emergency medical attention and prophylactics. We are providing on-going case management and counseling to Gina. She has a long way to go to recover from such a traumatic assault. Because of donors like you, we are able to assist in the immediate aftermatch of assaults like Gina's. Thank you so much for your support!

Dec 15, 2016

Dudley is home because of you!

Dudley is home! He didn't really enjoy the long flight in the place from Israel. Angie told us he was a bit afraid in  his carrier but at least he was able to accompany Tara in the plane and not be in the cargo hold. He is happy and frolicking with Tera's parents' dog Angie in the backyard of their home. Here is part of an email we received from from Tera:

"I needed to leave but I would have never left without Dudley. And he would have abused Dudley. You are truly my guardian angels. Dudley is my little angel and I am so happy we are home, together."

We know Dudley would thank you himself if he could! But we will have to do it for him. Thank you for helping pets escape domestic violence! The AODVC Team.

 
   

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