Need Two Case Managers for 500 Victims in 2014

by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Vetted

Summary

Each of our case managers carry a case load of 250 American victims of domestic violence and sexual assault annually. They coordinate life saving services to victims, providing informed, compassionate responses to victims in crisis with the goal of getting these families to safety, either back in the USA or in the foreign country. From legal services, to housing, to danger-to-safety relocation, they are the key to getting the victims, their children and their pets to a safe home, away from abuse
$0
total raised
0
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

The US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, May 2013, Consular Affairs By The Numbers, states that 7.6 million Americans live overseas and 68 million travel overseas annually. Extrapolating CDC figures for female victimization in the USA annually, victimization for these populations are 45,000 cases of domestic violence and 7,000 cases of sexual assault of Americans living overseas. For Americans traveling overseas, over 400,000 domestic violence and 68,000 sexual assaults occur.

Solution

500 victims will receive intensive case management enabling them to leave abusive home with their children and pets at an average cost of $144 per family. Case managers help victims navigate the complicated foreign legal, social and medical landscapes in the foreign country while providing a continuum of coordinated care. Case managers are the cornerstone of services for victims, advocating to American Embassies or Consulates, domestic violence and sexual assault programs.

Long-Term Impact

This program aims to not only get 500 victims, their children and pets to safety, but to stop the generational cycle of violence, empowering victims to live their lives free of abuse.

Resources

http:/​/​www.866uswomen.org and www.sashaa.org
Main Website
Sexual Assault Support & Help For Americans Abroad
Memoir of Founder & Executive Director

Organization Information

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

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

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.