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.
Jun 18, 2013

Safe and sound at home because of you!

When Alisah moved overseas with her husband James she never thought she would need help. As James became more and more violent she looked desperately for resources. In April of this year Alisah found the Danger to Safety Relocation for DV Survivors on GlobalGiving and called us. Within six weeks we were able to get Alisah and her six month old daughter home, thanks to your generous donations.

Here is a note from Alisah: I know you don't know me but I want to thank you for helping me. I didn't think anyone cared and I was left on my own to escape. But here I am safe back in the USA with my daughter because of you. I thank you with all my heart.

May 22, 2013

Thank you for helping Madelyn and her mom!

Madelyn and her mom have had a very difficult journey. Thanks to you they are back safe in the USA. It took longer than anticipated, as these situations often do. But Victoria is strong and was determined to get Madelyn away from the violence. Here is a message to you from Victoria:

"If it were not for your generosity I am not sure where Madelyn and I would be. We are safe now. Madelyn is doing great. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

Please know your life-saving contribution means so much to us. Our thankfulness for your belief in our mission is beyond words.

With thanks. Paula

May 22, 2013

Thank you for helping Stacy!

Stacy finally arrived back in the USA last month. The trial of her abuser was postponed several times. We were able to find a place for her to stay during the extended period of time. Thanks to you Stacy received the necessary medicines for one of those months.

Here is a note from Stacy: "I can't thank you enough. This is the worst thing I have ever been through. I am home safe and (name withheld) has been convicted. While it brings me peace to know he will not be able to hurt anyone else for a long time, I have my own healing to do. You have made it possible for me to begin my journey. Thank you again."

We would like to thank you so much for believing in our mission. Best. Paula

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