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.
Tamara called us from Thailand earlier this year. She had been living in Thailand with her husband and son Owen for six months. When her husband got an overseas assignment she was hesitant to go. He had been verbally abusive and sometimes she was afraid of him. Her husband assured her Thailand would be a new start for their marriage and family.
The first couple of months in Thailand seemed fine, but then her husband started insulting her again, calling her names and making phyical threats. When Tamara told him she wanted to go back home to the USA, he hid Owen's passport and told her he would cancel her dependence visa if she left.
We worked with Tamara on a safety plan and an escape plan. Over time Tamara was able to find Owen's passport. Because of donors like you we were able to secure a taxi and airline tickets to get Tamara & Owen home while her husband was at work.
They are now back home in the USA happy and safe! Thank you!
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