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.
Mar 27, 2013

You helped 5 military families in 2012!

Military family violence can be very complicated. Victims are afraid to report the abuse to the domestic violence advocates on military bases because they are afraid of having their confidentiality compromised.

Because of your generosity, we are able to offer them free, confidential help and help them navigate their situation without fear of their husband or their husband's commanding officer finding out.

Here is a quote from one victim you helped: "I didn't know what to do. Then I saw one of your posters hanging on a wall at base. I felt my prayers had been answered. It has been a long complicated process to get away from the abuse but I had you to help me. I can't possibly express in words how thankful I am... "

Thank you for believing in our mission!

Jan 31, 2013

Home Sweet Home for Jana and Nicole!

We wanted to update you and let you know that Jana and Nicole moved into their own place earlier this month because of you! A local organization in their area was able to provide more basic needs like furniture, bedding and kitchen supplies. They also received a gift card paid for by a collection from a local church for a nearby department store to buy some new toys, clothing and household items.

Nicole is letting Jana paint her room any colors she wants so Jana has been busy "finger painting" all over the walls, truly making their new safe place a "Home Sweet Home."

Nicole has a message for you: Because of you I now believe in Angels, thank you so much!

Jan 31, 2013

Update on Kai!

We wanted to let you know that after quite a harrowing escape the boys and Charlene are safely back in the USA with Kai because of you!

These situations are always complicated but your help made it possible to get Kai out with the family. The level of love, comfort and companionship Kai bring to the family is un-measurable. Keeping them together was truly a life changing, and possibly saving, endeavour.

It will take time for the family to get settled but the first step of their new life back home in the USA is possible because of you. Thank you so much!

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