Danger-to-Safety Relocation for DV Survivors

by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Because of generous donors like you we were able to provide danger to safety transportation to 15 battered American mothers and thier children in 2016!

These families came from all over the world back to the USA for safety. Without your help battered mothers like Claire and her sons would not have been able to escape her abusive husband in Peru. Jessica would not have been able to escape Guatemala with her daughter and come home to live with her parents in Idaho. Tina would still be suffering with abuse in China if we didn't have the funds to bring her and her children home.

Without access to any funds of their own, battered American mothers and their children need this danger to safety project to ensure they return home to the USA. Thank you for opening your hearts to desperate American mothers and their children in need.

Claire was living in Morocco with her husband and two daughters Aria and Ella for a year when she called us. Her husband had become so emotionally abusive since they moved to Cassablanca for his job and when it turned physical she knew she needed to get out and come back home. Claire did not want Aria and Ella to grow up thinking calling someone names and screaming at them was normal. Even though the girls didn't see their father hit their mother, Claire didn't want to risk the girls being further traumatized.

Claire worked with one of our case managers, Pamela. Pamela was able to help Claire secure airline tickets for herself and the girls and they flew back home just last week. They will be staying with Claire's parents through the holidays.

Supporters like you that care about safely getting battered American women and their children home to the USA enable us to do this life saving work! Thank you. The AODVC Team

Dina called us a few months ago from Morocco. She was pregnant and her husband had become more and more abusive. The night before she called us he has pushed her onto the floor. With her baby in danger, she needed to get out of Morocco and get home as quickly as possible. If she gave birth in Morocco, it would greatly decrease her chances of escaping successfully with the baby.

Dina worked with our case manager Fonda on a safety plan and an exit strategy. Within a couple of weeks we were able to get Dina out of Morocco and back into the USA.

We would not be able to assist Americans like Dina without your generosity! Thank you so much for opening your heart to Americans needing danger to safety relocation home to the USA! The AODVC Team

When Rain called us from Thailand she was desperate. Her husband had become more and more abusive after they had moved to Bangkok for his job. The night before Rain called us her husband became angry after Harper would not stop crying. Rain explained that Harper had a fever and wasn't feeling well. Her husband ripped Harper from Rain's arms and locked him in a closet. When Rain tried to intervene he hit her.

Luckily Rain had access to their American passports. Because of donations like yours we were able to purchase airline tickets and get Rain and Harper home to the USA. They are living with Rain's parents. Rain filed for a family protection order and emergency custody of Harper. Rain loves her husband but what he did is unacceptable and she will not raise Harper in an abusive home.

We can't thank you enough for helping us help abused Americans abroad like Rain and Harper! The AODVC Team

Catrina had been living in Italy with her Italian husband for 4 years. Over time he became more abusive. He had never been physically abusive but his insults, jealousy and need to control her were unbearable.

When she became pregnant with Chloe he accused her of having an affair and he was convinced the baby was not his. When Catrina was six months pregnant with Chloe, in a fit of rage he pushed her and she fell down. That is when she called us.

Catrina knew is she had Chloe in Italy then she would not be able to leave. We were able to safety plan with Catrina and get her home before Chloe was born.

Catrina and Chloe are doing really well. They are living with Catrina's parents and Chloe is adorable!

We can't thank you enough for caring about American domestic violence victims in foreign countries! The AODVC Team.

 

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Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.866uswomen.org
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Founder
Portland, OR United States
$27,869 raised of $40,000 goal
 
532 donations
$12,131 to go
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