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Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children

by Pathways to Safety International
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children

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!

When Noni called us last month from New Zealand she was afraid for her life and the life of her son James.

Her husband had been violent for some time but now he began telling her how he was going to kill her and James and bury them so no one would ever find them. Noni was desperate to get home to the USA.

One of our case managers worked carefully with Noni on a safe escape plan. Luckily, Noni had access to their American passports that were locked in a safe. Her husband had changed the safe's code but Noni was able to figure it out.

Through a carefully executed plan, Noni and James were able to get out of the house, to the airport and on a flight home without her husband suspecting anything.

Todsy they are safe in a domestic violence shelter in the USA and we are working with Noni on longer term planning.

It is because of donors like you we are able to provide life-saving services to battered American mothers and their children abroad. Thank you!

Here at Pathways To Safety International we can't believe how quickly this year has gone by. We have provided critical, and often live-saving services, to a record number of battered American women & children overseas. While the 2018 stats won't be completed until January 2019, we expect an increase of 20% more survivors served in 2018 compared to 2017.

In addition, we are experiencing even more complicated multi-jurisdictional cases requiring intensive case management, more resources and more cash assistance to battered American mothers and their children sufering in foreign countries.

One of the areas we particularly need help with is emergency hotel rooms for victims fleeing violence while we work with them to get them to safety.

We created a micro-project for this purpose. https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/emergency-hotel-rooms-for-victims-escaping-violenc/

We hope you will consider giving the gift of safety to battered American mothers so they can keep their children safe this holiday season.

Thank you from the Pathways team!

When LeeAnne called us from Paraguay, she was terrified. Her husband had been threatening to kill her and her son Olan if she ever tried to leave him. He had become very violent. He held a position as an executive in a large company and she didn't think anyone would believe her if she told them of the abuse. She explained her bruises away by telling his work colleagues how clumsy she was, always tripping and falling, while her husband glared at her smugly.

We spent several weeks safety planning with LeeAnne so she could safely escape with Olan back to the USA. LeeAnne did not feel it was safe to go home to her parents house so we arranged shelter for her in a town in the same State as her parents.

LeeAnne and Olan are safe in shelter. She knows she has a long road ahead of her but feels confident. Here is an exerpt from an email LeeAnne sent us.

"Thank God for Pathways. Without you I don't know if we would have survived. I am so happy I found you."

We want to thank you for supporting this project and battered women like LeeAnne!

Best wishes, The Pathways' Team

We truly appreciate your support for our project Help Rescue 500 Battered Women & Their Children.              

We wanted to let you know that we have changed the name of the organization from the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center to Pathways To Safety International.

We feel the new name better reflects the work we do to help American victims of interpersonal and gender based violence abroad. We help every person we serve navigate a different set of circumstances and create a unique path to get them to safety at home in the USA whenever possible.

As a donor to this project, you help victims every day escape violent, and often, potentially lethal situations.

Thank you so much for your support and your belief in our mission!

 

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Pathways to Safety International

Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Paula Lucas
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Portland, OR United States
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