Help Alya and Reanna After They Escaped Violence

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center


We helped Alya and Reanna escape abuse from Belgium last month. They are currently staying in a domestic violence shelter. They have been accepted into a transitional housing program for women and children made homeless by domestic violence and they need funds to help with move-in costs.
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Alya and Reanna are living in a domestic violence shelter in the USA after we helped them escape abuse in Belgium. They have been accepted into a transitional housing program but don't have money for the move-in costs.


Alya will be able to move into an apartment with her daughter Reanna. They will be able to stay in the transitional housing program for one year to help enable Alya to become self-sufficient.

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:/​/​
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Portland, OR United States
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$735 to go
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