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.
Feb 20, 2014

Angela is Home With Pebbles Are Home Because Of You!

When Angela called us and said she was ready to flee her abuser and come home earlier this month, we had the funds available to also get Pebbles, Angela's cat, home with her, because donations like yours.

Here is a quote from Angela:

"I could not leave Pebbles behind and the American Embassy would not include the costs of getting Pebbles home in my repatriation loan. I didn't know what to do. Then I called you and here I am, home, safe with Pebbles. Thank you so, so much."

I personally know how important your donations are to victims in need. If you are interested in learning more about why I founded the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, you can read the first chapter of my memoir for free at www.harvestingstonesbook.com

I can't thank you enough for chosing to donate to protect pets in domestic violence crisis on Global Giving.

Warmest wishes always, Paula

Feb 20, 2014

Ten Military Victims Helped Because Of You!

In 2013, ten military victims were helped with life saving services including safety planning, intensive case management, danger to safety relocation, legal support, emergency assistance and counseling.

Without donations like yours these services to American military victims overseas would not be possible. Here is a quote from one of the emails we received from a victim your donation helped:

"This has been such a difficult time for me and my son. I don't know how I would have made it through without you. We are safe now but it is going to take time to heal. You have made that possible."

I personally know how important your donations are to victims in need. If you are interested in learning more about why I founded the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, you can read the first chapter of my memoir for free at www.harvestingstonesbook.com

I can't thank you enough for chosing to support military family violence victims on Global Giving.

Warmest wishes always, Paula

Feb 19, 2014

Increase In Sexual Assault Victims Calling For Help!

We truly appreciate your support of American sexual assault victims overseas! Since we launched the website we have seen an increase in the number of victims seeking our services in the worst time of their lives.

This year already, 2014, we have assisted three American sexual assault victims. We would not be able to do this without donations like yours.

Here is what one of the victims told her SASHAA program case manager, Eva, over the phone:

"I feel like you have been the only light in this awful darkness. I can't tell my family about what happened. I feel they would blame me. I don't know what I would have done without you."

I can't thank you enough for chosing to donate to our sexual assault support project on Global Giving.

Warmest wishes always, Paula

 
   

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