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

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.

Jun 19, 2013

Safe at home with Romeo and Juliet!

Because of your generous donations Romeo and Juliet, the beloved kitties of Jessica, are safe and sound back in the USA. Jessica doesn't have children but considers Romeo and Juliet her babies. When she needed to flee back to the USA to escape her violent husband the American Embassy would only give her a repatriation loan for her but not for her kitties. Juliet contacted us, and because of you, Jessica was able to get Romeo and Juliet back home safe with her.

Here is a note from Jessica: I am home happy and safe with Romeo & Juliet! They are my precious babies and because of you they are home with me away from the terrible abuse. When my husband would get mad at me he would throw my babies against the wall. There aren't words to thank you enough for helping us get home safely.

 
   

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