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 19, 2013

A success because of you!

As you know the cases of American women and their children being battered overseas are very complicated and can take a long time. After two years of working with one family, Tamra and her two sons, a judge allowed Tamra to stay in the USA with her sons and did not force them to return overseas. The judge put the safety of her and her sons first, not returning them to horrific abuse in the foreign country.

This is a case where we were able to provide wraparound services because of your generous donation. It took two years but now this family will be safe forever from abuse.

Here is a note from Tamra: Amazing! I will never, ever forget what you have done for us. You saved our lives. God bless you.

Jun 19, 2013

Joanne thanks you!

Joanne was afraid to report the abuse of her husband to a military advocate. She knew she was in a potentially lethal situation and if she went to the advocate on the base to give a restricted report, one that is confidential, the advocate would have to override that and make it an unrestricted report. Then her husband and his commanding officer would know she had reported domestic violence and she was afraid.

Joanne called us and we were able to work with Joanne for a few weeks while she worked through all of her safety concerns. After extensive safety planning we found a safe place for Joanne to stay close to the base so she would not have to go back home after she reported the abuse. Thanks to your generous donations we were able to keep Joanne safe and her case is moving forward through military channels. Thank you so much!

Jun 19, 2013

Tara thanks you!

Tara was the victim of an American sexual assault on a cruise ship off the coast of a foreign country. What was the dream trip of a lifetime for Tara turned into the worst nightmare of her life. She was afraid to tell her family and was unsure what to do. She found us and we were able to help Tara with resources, counseling and let her know the options she had for medical treatment and law enforcement reporting. Tara has a long way to go but is doing so much better.

Here is a note from Tara: Thank you for donating to this organization. They were there for me and understood the difficult time I am going through. I will overcome this and be stronger. Thank you.

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