Alicia called us from Bahrain late last year. Her husband had become more and more violent when Alicia was pregnant with Ogden. He didn't allow Alicia to give birth to Ogden in the USA as he had previously promised. Right after Ogden was born, Alicia's husband beat her. She was so afraid and didn't know what to do.
When Alicia asked him to go with her to get Ogden's American Certificate of Birth Abroad he refused. He threatened to kick her out of the country if she tried to get the documents without his permission. Alicia began to fear if she didn't get Ogden out soon, she may never get out.
A Pathways' case manager worked with Alicia and an Embassy official to get Ogden's documentation and passport. An escape plan was carefully executed to get Ogden and Alicia home. After a couple of failed attempts, we were successful!
Because of donors like you, Alicia can live without abuse with Ogden safe at home in the USA.
The year 2018 has posed great challenges helping battered American mothers and their children reach safety when fleeing domestic violence.
More and more victims require bus, train and plane tickets to reach safety. The demand quickly outstrips our ability to provide these critical resources.
That is why we created a microproject specifically to help victims with train and bus tickets to get us off to a good start in 2019. https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/help-victims-escape-train-and-bus-tickets-needed-1/
We hope you will consider donating to this micro-project this holiday season and give the gift of safety to battered American mothers and their children overseas fleeing violence.
Because of supporters like you, Grace was able to return home with her son Sunny after escaping Finland.
Grace's husband was on temporary assignment with his company in Findland. They were supposed to return home last June as per the contract. Grace's husband had become very emotionally abusive but also physically abusive. One time he punched Grace in the stomach while she was holding Sunny. She almost dropped him.
Grace was biding her time knowing they would be returning to the USA where she could get help and be safe. But when it came time to come home, her husband told her he was renewing the contract for another year.
Grace, desperate, called her mother and told her about the abuse. That is when her mother contacted us.
We safety planned and were able to provide danger to safety relocation for Grace and Sunny back to the USA and Grace's mother's home.
We cant thank you enough for helping battered American mothers like Grace!
We truly appreciate your support for our project Danger-To-Safety for DV survivors.
We wanted to let you know that we have changed the name of the organization from the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center to Pathways To Safety International.
We feel the new name better reflects the work we do to help American victims of interpersonal and gender based violence abroad. Each person we serve journeys a different path to get to safety at home in the USA. Danger to safety transportation is critical for domestic violence victims as they navigate their escapes.
As a donor to this project, you help victims every day escape violent, and often, potentially lethal situations.
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