Issy emailed us from Serbia desperate for help. She needed to get herself and her son Greyson back home to the USA. She had been planning to flee the abuse of her husband while she was pregnant but she could not find a safe opportunity to escape.
Then covid struck. We were able to provide Issy with safety planning and resources. Her husband was extremely violent so our Pathways advocate had to be very careful to ensure Issy's communications with her were secure.
Issy & Greyson are back in the USA after a very stressful escape and trip back. But they are safe because of donations like yours that support our program.
We thank you for your continuing belief in our mission! The Pathways Team.
When Kelsey emailed Pathways in March she was desperate to escape her abusive husband in France and flee back home to the USA with her son Toban.
Kelsey had tried everything to make her marriage work but her husband's abuse increased from verbal insults to screaming to pushing & shoving her. Small things like forgetting to pickup drycleaning could mean a night of violence for Kelsey.
We worked with Kelsey on a safety plan and a timeline for her escape and the various steps she must take to reach the USA safely. Her escape was further complicated by the current covid-19 travel restrictions.
After six weeks Kelsey successfully arrived in the USA with Toban. She is currently living in a domestic violence shelter as she re-establishes her life back home with Toban.
The valuable donations we receive for this project enable battered American women & their children like Kelsey & Toban to return to the USA to safety.
Thank you for your generosity! The Pathways' Team.
Sophie has been communicating via email with Pathways for some time. She and her daughter Talia have been suffering with abuse in Israel and she has been desperate to get back home to the USA.
She faced so many obstacles to leaving. Over a few months a Pathways' advocate helped Sophie devise a safety and escape plan. Just before the holidays, Sophie was able to make it home safely with Talia.
Donations like yours make it possible for battered American women and children abroad like Sophie & Talia to make it home safely.
Rachel has been communicating with one of our case managers for several months. She and her son Harland are being abused by Rachel's husband in Switzerland and she wants to return home for safety and stop the abuse. Because of the Hague Connvention on International Child Abduction we have had to gather as much evidence of abuse as possible to help Rachel keep Harland safe back in the USA when she comes home for the holidays. We connected her with an International Family Law Attorney and have been supporting her through the safety planning process.
Without donations like yours battered American women and children like Rachel & Harland would not have access to Pathways' case managers and the critical resouces that can help achieve thieir safety and security back home. Thank you!
Rita called us earlier this year desperately needing to escape abuse in Germany with her son Quentin. Her abuser had hidden Quentin's American passport and she needed our help advocating to the American Embassy to issue a new passport for Quentin. Rita's abuser had threatened to kill her and Quentin multiple times and Rita was certain their lives were at risk.
Over the period of several weeks we were able to secure another passport for Quentin and help get them home to the USA.
Because of donations like yours, we are able to provide critical services to battered American women and their children overseas like Rita & Quentin.
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