Danger-to-Safety Relocation for DV Survivors

by Pathways to Safety International
Danger-to-Safety Relocation for DV Survivors
Danger-to-Safety Relocation for DV Survivors
Danger-to-Safety Relocation for DV Survivors
Danger-to-Safety Relocation for DV Survivors
Danger-to-Safety Relocation for DV Survivors
Danger-to-Safety Relocation for DV Survivors

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.

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Diane had been hesitant to move with her husband to Mexico. He had been abusive in their home in California. When her husband received a generous job offer in Mexico he was so happy and he seemed so much better.

After they had been in Mexico for about six months he began to become controlling and moody again. After one year the abuse had progressed to physical violence. Libby loved her father but she had seen the abuse and was becoming fearful and withdrawn. Diane did not want Libby to grow up in a violent home believing violence was normal.

Diane emailed Pathways and began safety planning including covid-19 considerations trying to navigate her escape home to safety. After weeks of email planning, Diane was able to escape with Libby back to California.

Donors like you make these success stories possible! Thank you! The Pathways' Team.

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Annie thought moving abroad to Italy as a trailing spouse was going to be the most wonderful experience, especially for her son Brody.

Annie's husband told her moving to Italy would be a new start for them. He had been verbally abusive in the past but agreed to counseling and a new life in Italy.

Within one year the abuse of Annie's husband increased from verbal threats to physical violence. Annie secretly communicated wiyh Pathways' via email for several months before finally being able to flee back home to the USA.

Thank you for helping Annie & Brody live a life without abuse back home.

The Pathways' Team

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The accounts of abuse Jocelyn conveyed to Pathways' staff was horrifying. She was pregnant with her daughter Ruby and her husband was so physically abusive she feared he would kill her and Ruby before she was even born.

We needed to get Jocelyn back to the USA from Peru before Ruby was born. Over the course of one month with careful strategic planning, help from the American Embassy and a lot of moving pieces falling into place, we succesfully got Jocelyn home.

Ruby was born a few weeks later. Jocelyn and Ruby are doing great living with her parents. Jocelyn hopes her husband will get the help he needs so he can be a better father to Ruby when she gets older. Right now though, she is focusing on starting a new life with Ruby safe at home.

Without donors like you, such outcomes would not be possible. Thank you!

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When Madison first contacted Pathways over the international toll free hotline she was completely distraught. She and her baby Luke were in grave danger from her abusive husband and she feared for their lives.

Our crisis team sprung into action with a safety plan to help keep them as safe as possible until we were able to work out the logistics to help Madison get Luke home to the USA.

It took weeks of planning but we were finally able to get them out of their house and onto a plane back to freedom.

Donations like yours make it possible to help victims like Madison and Luke.

Thank you from Team Pathways!

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