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.
Dec 15, 2016

You helped Aria and Ella come home!

Claire was living in Morocco with her husband and two daughters Aria and Ella for a year when she called us. Her husband had become so emotionally abusive since they moved to Cassablanca for his job and when it turned physical she knew she needed to get out and come back home. Claire did not want Aria and Ella to grow up thinking calling someone names and screaming at them was normal. Even though the girls didn't see their father hit their mother, Claire didn't want to risk the girls being further traumatized.

Claire worked with one of our case managers, Pamela. Pamela was able to help Claire secure airline tickets for herself and the girls and they flew back home just last week. They will be staying with Claire's parents through the holidays.

Supporters like you that care about safely getting battered American women and their children home to the USA enable us to do this life saving work! Thank you. The AODVC Team

Dec 1, 2016

You Helped Rescue Harley!

When Shelby's husband began threatening to kill Harley she knew it was time to escape Portugal. He had been abusive to her but Harley was like Shelby's baby and she feared for his life. Because of donors like you we were able to get Harley the necessary vet certifications and a pet carrier so Shelby could bring Harley home to the USA with her on the plane.

Harley is happy and safe now at Shelby's mothers' house where he has a new cat tree that "grandma" bought for him. Thank you for giving Harley a long, happy, life free of violence!  The AODVC Team

Nov 23, 2016

You helped Dina come home!

Dina called us a few months ago from Morocco. She was pregnant and her husband had become more and more abusive. The night before she called us he has pushed her onto the floor. With her baby in danger, she needed to get out of Morocco and get home as quickly as possible. If she gave birth in Morocco, it would greatly decrease her chances of escaping successfully with the baby.

Dina worked with our case manager Fonda on a safety plan and an exit strategy. Within a couple of weeks we were able to get Dina out of Morocco and back into the USA.

We would not be able to assist Americans like Dina without your generosity! Thank you so much for opening your heart to Americans needing danger to safety relocation home to the USA! The AODVC Team

 
   

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