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 3, 2017

Buttons is home with Jacob!

Buttons is one happy kitty because of you! And Jacob is even happier to have Buttons home and safe in the USA. Jacob told us that Buttons was not fond of the vaccinations, but didn't seem to mind the airplane ride home. He let Buttons out of the pet carrier a couple of times and Buttons slept on his lap under his jacket.

What is even better is that they arrived home in time for Christmas! You gave Jacob and Buttons the greatest gift of all: freedom to live their lives without abuse.

We can't thank you enough for caring about helping pets escape domestic violence! The AODVC Team

Dec 16, 2016

Krista can keep Cory at home in the USA!

When Krista fled Switzerland with her son Cory to escape abuse from her husband, she knew he would file a Hague Petition against her to try to force her to take Cory back to Switzerland. Krista called us, safety planned with one of our case managers, Nicole, who was able to get her a legal consultation with an international family law attorney for a reduced fee.

Krista learned that she had grounds for a defense for a Hague petition. She fled home with Cory to her parents house. Due to the circumstances of her case, Krista was able to keep Cory at home in the USA!

The initial legal consultation for battered American mothers like Krista is critical to their success in being able to keep their children home in the USA when they flee abuse abroad. Contributions like yours make this possible. The entire team at AODVC wants to thank you for your support!

Dec 16, 2016

You helped Molly escape violence!

Molly called us from Spain. Her husband is a military officer and became so abusive she has often feared for her life but was afraid to seek help because she thought no one would believe her. In public her husband was charming, gregarious and well liked in the military community.

After one particularly violent episode, Molly called our hotline. She worked with our case manager Fonda for several weeks. Molly, like so many military wives, did not want her husband to lose his job, but she knew she needed to flee to stop the abuse.

In November we were able to get Molly out of Spain and back home to the USA. She is staying with friends and is currenly in counseling.

We can't thank you enough for supporting military wives like Molly. We would not be able to do the work we do without you! The AODVC Team

 
   

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