Please Help Rescue Ashley, Mason and Chipper!

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center


Ashley has been living in the Netherlands with her American husband for two years. Her husband became more and more abusive and she tried to flee home several times. When she got pregnant he refused to let Ashley go home to give birth to Mason in the USA. We have been working with Ashley for several weeks and have a window of opportunity to bring Ashley, Mason and their dog Chipper home.

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Ashley is an American woman in Netherlands that desperately needs to escape her abusive husband and return home to the USA with her son Mason and dog Chipper. She does not have access to any money or resources.


Ashley will be able to flee home with Mason and Chipper and live with her parents. We can pay for airline ticket for Ashley and Mason and the veterinary expenses and airline approved pet carrier for Mason.

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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