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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

When Amalia moved to Greece with her husband and daughter Tara she thought it would be an experience of a lifetime. They had never been to her husband's homeland. He was happy to have found a job in Athens especially during a time of economic uncertainty.

The first few months went fairly well. Her husband was a difficult man. She wrote off his mood swings as part of their cultural differences.

The first time he hit Amalia she was holding Tara. She fell from the force, losing her grip on Tara who hit her head on the floor. Her husband apologized profusely as they rushed her to the hospital. Her husband made Amalia tell the doctor that she tripped, fell & dropped Tara. Luckily, other than bruising, Tara was fine.

Amalia promised herself that if he ever pushed her again, she would leave. Within one month, he pushed her again. This time he also hit her. Amalia called our hotline. Withing 10 days we were able to get Amalia and Tara safely home because of donations like yours.

Here is a note from Amalia: "I had no idea an organization like your existed until searched for help on-line. I am so thankful. I don't want Tara growing up thinking it is okay for a man to push or hit her. You are my angels!"

Thank you so much for helping Amalia & Tara!

The AODVC team.

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When Amber called us from Egypt she was terrified. The night before, her husband had locked her and her young daughter Madison in the storage room of their house and threatened to burn down the house with them in it.

Amber tried to make Madison think her father was just playing hide and seek but it was hard to hide the terror she felt inside. Amber kept asking "why is daddy yelling? He sounds mad."

The violence was getting worse and worse and Amber was in fear of their lives.

Because of donations like yours, our case managers were able to get Amber and Madison out of Egypt and back home to the USA within 2 weeks.

Thank you for caring about battered American mothers and thier children overseas! The AODVC Team

   

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Because of generous donations like yours, Nicki and Tabitha were able to move into their home in May. We helped them flee from Turkey back home to the USA in April. Nicki was teaching English in Turkey after her divorce. She met a Turkish man who was wonderful to her and her daughter Tabitha, at first.

After six months they all moved in together. Not too long after that, Nicki began to notice that Tabitha, who was usually very chatty, became quiet and withdrawn. When Nicki asked Tabitha if she was okay Tabitha said. "I don't want to play rocket ship in the bathtub."

Nicki gently asked Tabitha what she meant. When she realized what Tabitha was saying she was horrified. He partner was taking baths with Tabitha when she was at work. His erection was the rocket ship.

We were able to get Nicki and Tabitha back to the USA within days. They are now living safely in their own home.

Thank you for helping! The AODVC team.

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In January we were able to get Michelle and her daughter Kennedy away from Michelle's abusive husband in Germany and back to the USA. We got her into shelter, and because of you, we were able to pay the initial deposit to get Michelle and Kennedy into their own apartment. After only one week in the apartment, Michelle got a job! Here is a message from Michelle.

"Thank you for everything you have done for us. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and freeze in fear. Then I remember we are home and not in Germany anymore. Kennedy is doing great! She misses her friends in Germany but is being spoiled by my mom and dad. She loves spending time with her Grandparents! We are going to be okay now."

Michelle and Kenney are just one example of the many domestic violence and child abuse victims your donations have helped. Thank you for your belief in our mission.

The AODVC Team

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We have been able to help thousands of battered American mothers and their children because of donations like yours.

When River called us this past summer from Morocco, she was desperate to get Jackson home to the USA, away from the terrible abuse of her husband. We spent months safety planning with River including getting out of the home, to the American Embassy, getting emergency passports and finally the flights home.

We let River know that it is because of donations through Global Giving we were able to bring her and Jackson home to safety.

River called and told us the following through her tears: "Please tell everyone who helped me thank you. I feel like I am in a dream, a good one, not the nightmare we have been living with for so long."

Jackson thinks its cold in the USA, but he is happy to be home, safe with is mom!

We have so many battered mothers and children in crisis. If you are able, please consider helping Cassidy and Samantha.

http://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/cassidy-and-emma-just-want-a-place-to-call-home/

http://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/help-samantha-and-alicia-escape-abuse-and-come-home/

 

We wish you love, happiness and prosperity this holiday season! The AODVC Team

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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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