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.
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.
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.