Please help Anise move out of a shelter

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center


Just before the holidays we helped Anise flee abuse in France and come back to the USA with her baby. We were able to get Anise into a domestic violence shelter close to her parents. Anise's abusive husband is already looking for her so it is not safe for her to stay with her mom and dad. We are helping Anise get into her own apartment. We are short $800 to secure the first months' rent and deposit.

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American women like Anise that flee abuse with their children often have to go into a domestic violence shelter. Without access to any financial resources, re-establishing their lives back home can be very difficult.


Anise will be able to move into her own apartment with her baby and begin her new job mid-January.

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
$205 raised of $800 goal
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$595 to go
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