Emergency hotel room for victims escaping violence

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center


Battered mothers and their children escaping violence often need a hotel for one night while we assist their escape from the foreign country back to the USA. This project will provide a one night's stay and food for 20 victims and their children in 2018.

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When battered mothers flee an abusive home with their children they need a safe place to stay while one of our case managers helps them get airline tickets home. Getting into a shelter in a foreign country on a moments notice is nearly impossible.


This project will provide 20 battered mothers fleeing violence with their children one night in a hotel and food to assist in their escape in 2018.

Long-Term Impact

The project serves 500 women per year 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.


Today Show May 2007
Interview with Paula Lucas

Organization Information

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.866uswomen.org
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Portland, OR United States
$1,425 raised of $3,000 goal
41 donations
9 days left
$1,575 to go
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