Emergency Hotel Stays For Sexual Assault Victims

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This project will enable us to provide a hotel stay for one night plus taxi and emergency needs for five American sexual assault victims who find themselves alone, afraid and traumatized in a foreign country.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Americans traveling and living overseas never expect to be a victim of sexual assault. But when they are victimized, it is the worst moment of their lives. We provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to these victims who often need to spend a night in a hotel to be safe while we work with them on accessing safe medical or law enforcement help.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will enable us to help five American sexual assault victims overseas with emergency hotel rooms, taxi money and emergency needs while we work with them on getting access to resources in the foreign country.

Potential Long Term Impact

According to RAINN, 208 thousand rapes occur in the USA annually. If we apply the same population proportion to the 65 million Americans that travel overseas every year, there would be 39,000 Americans raped in foreign countries annually. From the sexual assault victims that have contacted us in various foreign countries, they are extremely grateful for our help and assistance when no one else would or could provide the services we provide to them.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,000

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,000 .  The original project funding goal was $1,000.



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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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A microproject connected to this project:

Global Sexual Assault Prevention & Crisis Response
If you were a victim of Sexual Assault while traveling overseas would you want someone to call who could help? According to the US Department of State over 65 million Americans travel abroad each year eager to explore new adventures in foreign countries. Unfortunately, many become victims of sexual assault. In an expansion of our mission, we are launching our SASHAA Program - Sexual Assault Support & Help For Americans Abroad in response to the increasing number of victims who are reaching out. project reportread updates from the field

Project Leader

Paula Lucas

Portland, OR United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Emergency Hotel Stays For Sexual Assault Victims