Help Abused American Mothers with Minutes for Moms

by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
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Summary

The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center receives over 3000 incoming crisis calls, emails and live chats per year from desperate American women who are being abused overseas. Each minute on the international toll free crisis center hotline, 866-USWOMEN, costs $1.00 in toll charges. We are asking for donations to our Minutes for Mom's Campaign to give moms a lifeline of hope. 100% of all donations will go directly to pay the toll charges 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
$175
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

American women move overseas for school, work and mostly, love. Most have children. By the time they are ready to reach out for help, the abuse has been going on for years. Afraid, alone, unable to speak the local language, isolated and threatened by the abuser, they reach out for help and contact the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center via our toll free number. Americans overseas were omitted from the Violence Against Women ACT, VAWA, so we must fund this life saving program.

Solution

By raising $10,000 in the Minutes for Moms campaign we will ensure that American moms in crisis will have access to a case manager or advocate for 10,000 minutes, approximately six months of toll charges.

Long-Term Impact

The project serves 500 women per year empowering them to find alternatives to a life of violence so their children grow up in violence free homes with their self-esteem in tact with the hope of stopping the cycle of violence in future generations. Their main method of contacting the organization is via the international toll free hotline 866-USWOMEN.

Resources

International Angel - Reader's Digest Article
2012 Annual Report
Organizational website

Organization Information

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.866uswomen.org
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Founder
Portland, Oregon United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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