Help Battered Mothers With Child Care in 2017

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center


Battered American mothers that flee home with their children from foreign countries have to begin their lives over again. Most of the time they are forced to live in shelter and survive on food stamps. They can't afford the child care to be able to go to job interviews or for after school child care when they do secure employment.

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Battered American mothers that have fled abuse in a foreign country often live in shelters and don't have extended family support to help them with child care while they job search or, once they secure a job, to pay for child care after school. This project will benefit 5 mothers in 2017


Five battered mothers will received 20 hours of child care to enable them to secure employment and help with after school child care while they get back on their feet. Child care is critical for mothers to begin on the path to self-sufficiency.

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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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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