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.
In 2017 your donations helped us help provide life saving danger to safety relocation for 14 abuse victims. Whether airline tickets, bus tickets or taxi fares, without support, these victims would have not been able to escape abuse.
Mandy and her daughter Silvie were two victims you helped escape Mexico. Mandy fled in the middle of the night with Silvie while her abusive husband slept. We had arranged a taxi to meet Mandy & Silvie at a designated area. From there, the taxi took them to a Western Union where we had wired money for bus tickets. Then the taxi took them to the bus station.
It was a long 36 hour bus ride, but they made it to Mandy's parents house, happy to be safe.
Thank you so much for your support to this project!
Just over one year ago we sent donors like you a project report on Dina. We had helped her escape her abusive husband in Morocco while she was pregnant.
We wanted to let you know that Dina, and her baby son Alix, are going great. We are always happy when women we have helped write to us and let us know how they are doing long after we have provided critical danger to safety relocation.
Dina is working as a graphic design artist and loves it! Her mom watches Alix and loves her grandson so much! Alix was the cutest fox ever for Halloween!
We are so happy for Dina and wanted to thank you again for helping her!
This holiday season, if you are looking to help another battered American mother and her children abroad come home, please consider help Elle get home with Jacoby, who is also trapped in Morocco.
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