Emergency Phones For Domestic Violence Victims

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
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Summary

Domestic violence victims fleeing abuse must access critical services immediately. With this project, we will provide 5 victims with $80 pre-paid cell phones so they can communicate with the police, medical care, their children's schools, our agency as well as other agencies they are seeking services from.
$522.00
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Domestic violence victims have little more than the clothes on their backs. A cell phone is critical for them to access services and get to safety.

Solution

With this project 5 domestic violence victims will be given a pre-paid cell phone to use on an emergency basis as they are getting from danger to safety. Statistics show that the most dangerous time and highest possibility of lethality is when victims leave. This project aims to help get victims to safety immediately.

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

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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