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 24, 2015

Cassandra is safe with Logan because of you!

When we helped Cassandra escape abuse with her son Logan and return to the USA, Cassandra's abusive husband tried to force her to take Logan back to the Phillipines. Her husband had thrown Logan against a wall, would slap him and scream at him when he cried, locked them in the house for days without food and had beaten Cassandra many times.

Cassandra was terrified of what her abusive husband would do to Logan if she was forced to return him. We hired an attorney for Cassandra who was able to win her custody of Logan in the USA due to the abuse that her abusive husband had inflicted on Logan.

They are living happily with Cassandra's father and step mother. Here is a note from Cassandra:

"Logan is so happy. He used to be afraid of loud noises and men. Now he loves everyone. You saved our lives and I will be forever thankful."

Because of support from donors like you, we were able to help Cassandra & Logan.

Thank you so much from the AODVC team!

Nov 24, 2015

Wendy is very thankful for your help.

Wendy began teaching English in Ecuador in September. She loved her job, her students and her co-workers. On her time off she wandered though the cobblestone streets and visited Kichwa villages & the Amazon Rain Forest. She would go home to her apartment and paint. It was her paradise on earth until a co-worker sexually assaulted her in her apartment. She had invited several friends over for dinner. After everyone else left, he lingered, saying he was leaving the next day back to England and wanted to spend a bit more time with her. Wendy never imagined he would force himself on her. She tried to scream for help but he held a knife to her throat.

As many victims do, Wendy felt ashamed. She wanted to pretend the whole thing didn't happen.  We provided Wendy with funds to see a medical doctor for STD testing. We also provided counseling and continue on-going case management.

Wendy has decided to stay in Ecuador. She is doing better because of donations like yours. Thank you for caring about helping Americans who are sexually assaulted overseas.

The SASHAA Team.

Nov 20, 2015

Monica is safe with her son Finn!

Monica called us from Italy after a very bad assault by her husband. The abuse had been escalating and she was afraid if she did a restricted report on base, it would become an unrestricted report and her husband would find out she told someone.

Her son Finn had seen a lot of the abuse and was now hitting Monica and screaming at her, emulating her husband. She knew she had to do something.

We worked with Monica for several weeks. We provided resources, counseling and a safe place to go to with Finn.

Monica and Finn are now in separate housing and safe. We would not have been able to provide these services without support from donations like yours.

We truly appreciate your support of our project to stop military family violence! The AODVC Team

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