Help Stop Military Family Violence

by Pathways to Safety International
Help Stop Military Family Violence

When Chelsea joined the military she was excited to serve her country with her husband and be stationed overseas. At first her husband began to criticize the way she wore her hair or dressed when the would go out. Then he started accusing her of having affairs with other men on the base. He would question her relentlessly if she just went shopping. When he started pushing and hitting Chelsea she knew she was in trouble. One night, in a fit of rage, he strangled Chelsea.

Chelsea went to the family advocate at the base. The family advocate contacted AODVC and one of our case managers assisted in getting Chelsea into safe housing while she navigated the Military domestic violence program.

It is donations like yours that help us assist Military victims when they need assistance outside of what the Military can provide. Thank you so much for believing in our mission!

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When Angie called us in February, she was afraid to speak to an advocate at the base. She wanted to speak to someone but, because of how bad the abuse from her husband was, she knew her report would not be kept restricted. Our case manager Ava understands how traumatic the abuse has been for Angie. After a couple of months, Angie decided it was time for her to leave with her son. She didn't want him to grow up thinking abuse was normal. Ava worked with a domestic violence advocate on the military base overseas and they were able to get Angie and her son to a safe place

Angie thanked us over and over again. We want to thank you on Angie's behalf, because we know that without donations like yours, we would not have been able to help Angie.

If you are able to, we hope you will consider making another donation to this project this Mother's Day to help other military moms in crisis overseas.

We wish you and the mothers in your life a happy Mother's Day!

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In 2013, ten military victims were helped with life saving services including safety planning, intensive case management, danger to safety relocation, legal support, emergency assistance and counseling.

Without donations like yours these services to American military victims overseas would not be possible. Here is a quote from one of the emails we received from a victim your donation helped:

"This has been such a difficult time for me and my son. I don't know how I would have made it through without you. We are safe now but it is going to take time to heal. You have made that possible."

I personally know how important your donations are to victims in need. If you are interested in learning more about why I founded the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, you can read the first chapter of my memoir for free at www.harvestingstonesbook.com

I can't thank you enough for chosing to support military family violence victims on Global Giving.

Warmest wishes always, Paula

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There are so many obstacles for victims in the Military getting out of a violent home. Your donations make a world of difference to a military victim in crisis, afraid to tell anyone in the military about the abuse. We are their lifeline and you make it possible.

Here is a quote from a military victim your donation helped: "I thought he was going to kill me. I knew if I reported it on base he would find out and for sure I would be dead. You helped me make the right decision. I am safe now and recovering. Thank you for being the calm in my storm."




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