Emergency Hotel Rooms For Battered Mothers

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Summary

Battered American mothers flee abusive homes in foreign countries and find themselves on the street with their children and no where to go. They call the international toll free hotline 866-USWOMEN, afraid, alone and in danger. We need to get these victims into a hotel for immediate safety, where a case manager can work with them to find a more long term solution for safety. This project will help 10 battered American mothers and their children with one two or nights in a hotel and food.
$2,000
total goal
$0
remaining
31
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Fleeing an abusive home in a foreign country with just the clothes on their backs, battered American mothers are on the street with their children. When a woman flees her abuser, it is the most dangerous time for them, putting them at high risk of lethality. They need to get into a hotel immediately where an AODVC case manager can work with them to get them into a shelter or back home to the USA.

Solution

Ten battered mothers and their children will receive one or two life saving nights in a hotel, food and basic necessities while an AODVC case manager works with them to find a more long term solution for their safety.

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.

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

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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