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.
Oct 16, 2012

Legal Assistance Critical For Safety Of Victims And Their Children

Perhaps one of the most critical needs the domestic violence victims that we serve face is getting legal assistance. So far this year 18 victims have received legal consultations and assistance from AODVC while escaping domestic violence from foreign countries and seeking safety at home in the USA with their children.

In addition, four legal retainers were paid to enable battered mothers to file for custody of their children.

Your belief in our mission is what makes our work possible. Here is a quote from one of the victims. "I didn't think I would ever get out. He was just too powerful, too connected. The legal retainer you provided enabled me to keep my two daughters in the United States, safe, at home. I don't think I will ever leave the USA again! I can't thank you enough!"

Thank you so much for supporting our program!

Oct 16, 2012

Two Military Families Safe At Home In The USA

Because of your donations, we were able to provide extensive safety planning, advocacy and case management in two very complicated cases of domestic violence connected with the military in September, ultimately getting them home safely in the USA.

As you can imagine, a victim reporting domestic violence in the military, whether an active duty spouse or military dependent, can be overwhelming. A co-case management effort between AODVC and a military family advocate ensured the best possible outcomes for the families that both the military and a nonprofit working together could provide.

Thank you again for your generosity and belief in our mission!

Oct 16, 2012

Three Pets Home Safe & Sound!

My Kitties
My Kitties

Because of your donations we were able to help fly 1 dog and 2 cats home to the USA from overseas with their owners who were escaping domestic violence. Here is a quote from one of the pet owners: "I can't thank you enough. I was so desperate to escape but could not leave my precious kitties behind, he would have killed them. You saved their lives, and mine. You are angels!"

You are the angels for donating to this project and for believing that pets are important to save from domestic violence. Thank you so much from three very happy pets, two very happy survivors and us!

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