Help Jana And Her Mom Nicole Safely Live in the US

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
$500 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Within a few months of Nicole marrying and moving overseas her husband, she became pregnant with Jana. The abuse started while Nicole was pregnant. After Jana was born, the abuse continued for several years, her husband always crying and apologizing promising it would never happen again. One day her husband hit Jana and Nicole called us for help. It took several months to get Nicole and Jana out and back to the USA. Now Nicole needs to start over with Jana and needs help.


American mothers who flee foreign countries to escape domestic violence and come back home to the USA face tremendous challenges. Those challenges continue once they get back; finding resources, a safe place to stay and re-establishing their lives. Due to financial cuts to social services, these mothers and children have difficulty and often face homelessness. Unfortunately, Nicole and Jana's situation happens far too often.


Nicole is a dynamic, resourceful mother and feels she will get back on her feet quickly. With $500 Nicole and Jana will be able to secure housing and pay for some basic needs and utilities during this transition from living in danger to living in safety.

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
Readers Digest Article International Angel

Organization Information

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
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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