Sarah emailed Pathways asking for help. She detailed horrific incidents of abuse from her husband in Europe and felt he may kill her. With covid and travel restrictions, Sarah felt hopeless, alone and isolated. She was so afraid for her daighter Paige.
Via confidential email a Pathways' advocate was able to provide a safety plan and resources to help Sarah. With the help of Sarah's parents, a lot of patience, time and planning, she and Paige were recently able to escape back home to safety.
Without donors like you success stories like Sarah's would not be possible. You are changing lives, and in some cases, saving lives.
When Kelly contacted us by crisis email recently she was distraught. Her husband of three years had become so violent she had begun to fear for her life. He threatened to kill her if she ever tried to leave him. Kelly felt paralyzed with fear one minute and felt like she just wanted to get home as quickly as possible the next.
A Pathways' advocate was able to help Kelly understand her options and potential outcomes, safety plan and provide emotional support. The pandemic complicated an already difficult situation.
The good news is Kelly was able to get home to safety after a few very challenging weeks.
Here is part of an email from Kelly: "I would never have been able to get home without your help. You were my rock in the middle of a very turbulent sea."
Thank you for your support and for helping Kelly get home safely.
Without a doubt, 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. The pandemic has changed the way we work, how we live, how our children go to school, kept us in isolation and often plunged us into financial hardship.
For battered American women & children abroad isolation at home with the abuser, abuse has increased an estimated 20%-50%. Providing support is difficult with the majority of support being conducted via email.
Despite all the obstacles, because of donations like yours, we have still had some good outcomes this year. Pathways advocates are still available via email and we have successfully assisted victims with safety planning, resources and logistics to be able to escape. But most are still stuck abroad, and we will continue to do what we can to support them.
With covid vaccines on the horizon we are expecting a surge of victims seeking assistance in the coming months.
We hope you will consider another donation before the end of the year to provide funds to meet the coming surge in 2021. And if not, we understand. This year has been hard on everyone.
Thank you and we wish you and your families happiness, health and prosperity as we enter a New Year.
Francine contacted Pathways via our crisis email. She was fraught with despair. Her abusive husband had taken Lily to his parents house in Croatia and would not allow Francine to see Lily. He was punishing her for not having dinner ready one night. It had been 2 weeks since she had hugged her daughter.
We helped Francine devise a plan to "make things better" with her husband in a safe way so he would bring Lily home. It worked. We then helped Francine safety plan to get her and Lily back home safely to the USA.
It took months. Covid made an already complicated situation even more complicated.
Eventually, Francine & Lily flew home to safety. They are living with Francine's parents in a quiet, non-violent home. She has a lot ahead of her but getting Lily to safety was the first huge step.
Success stories like this would not be possible without donors like you. Thank you so much!
Bobbi contacted us by email. Bobbi is the daughter of Faith. They had been living in the UK for several years. Our Pathways advocate had multiple email communications from Bobbi who was emailing on behalf of her mother who was being abused by her father.
Finally Faith found the courage to communicate directly with us using Bobbi's email. Faith's husband did not allow Faith to have her own phone or email account. He even monitored the phone calls Faith had with her mother in the USA.
We safety planned with them to get them away from the abuse. Covid complicated an already challenging escape plan, but they made it home safely because of donors like you.
Thank you for your continuing belief in our mission. The Pathways Team.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to Pathways to Safety International today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.