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.
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

Nov 23, 2016

You saved Lauren & Joshua!

Lauren was desperate when she called us from her hospital room in Australia. She had just given birth to her son Joshua. She tried to leave her abusive husband and flee back to the USA while she was pregnant but her husband kept her captive. Our case manager Nicole listened to the horrible abuse Lauren had experienced from her husband during her pregnancy and Lauren feared for Joshua's safety.

Without a certicate of birth abroad or a valid American passport for Joshua, Nicole had to carefully strategize a plan to get Lauren and Joshua home to the USA. It took a couple of weeks but we did it! And thanks to donors like you, Lauren and Joshua are home, safe & sound and happy!

Here is a thank you from Lauren:

"I was so afraid. I don't have the words to describe what it meant to have Nicole as my case manager. She saved our lives."

Without donations like yours, the rescue of Lauren and Joshua would not have been possible. We truly appreciate you! The AODVC Team.

Oct 18, 2016

You helped Liz keep Dillon safe!

When Liz fled Germany with her son Dillon to escape abuse from her husband she was terrified he was going to come after her or force her to legally return Dillon to Germany. Within a few months of moving from the USA to Germany, her husband went from being moody, to threatening to hit Liz. Then one night he did hit her and threatened to hurt Dillon. Liz ran the next day, got on a plane and flew home to her parents house.

They had lived in Germany for nine months when Liz returned home. Because of donations like yours, we were able to find an international family law attorney for Liz. The attorney agreed to represent Liz and help ensure that her husband would not be successful in forcing Liz to return Dillon to Germany.

We can't thank you enough for caring about keeping battered mothers and their children together! The AODVC Teamp

 
   

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