Battered Mother and Children Rescue

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Summary

On the 15th Anniversary of the escape of our Founder & Executive Director, Paula Lucas from domestic violence and child abuse by her ex-husband in Dubai, we are raising $10,000 to help rescue battered American mothers and children overseas this summer. At least 100 families will be assisted from May - August with these desperately needed funds to help rescue American victims from abuse overseas.
$10,000
total goal
$8,985
remaining
30
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

American mothers face tremendous obstacles escaping abuse overseas and getting their children home to safety. Geographical isolation, inability to speak the foreign language of the country, lack of access to travel documents or money are only a few of the problems these victims face. With this project, a minimum of one hundred battered American mothers will receive life-saving services from the organization from May - August, rescuing them and their children from life-threatening abuse overseas.

Solution

American mothers face tremendous obstacles escaping abuse overseas and getting their children home to safety. Geographical isolation, inability to speak the foreign language of the country, lack of access to travel documents or money are only a few of the problems these victims face. With this project, a minimum of one hundred battered American mothers will receive life-saving services from the organization from May - August, rescuing them and their children from life-threatening abuse overseas.

Long-Term Impact

The project serves100 battered mothers empowering them to find alternatives to a life of violence so their children grow up in violence free homes with their self-esteem in tact with the hope of stopping the cycle of violence in future generations.

Resources

http:/​/​www.866uswomen.org
Mini-documentary
Today Show May 2007
Interview with Paula Lucas
Memoir of Founder & Executive Director

Organization Information

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.866uswomen.org
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Founder
Portland, OR United States

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This project is no longer accepting donations.

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