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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

As you know the cases of American women and their children being battered overseas are very complicated and can take a long time. After two years of working with one family, Tamra and her two sons, a judge allowed Tamra to stay in the USA with her sons and did not force them to return overseas. The judge put the safety of her and her sons first, not returning them to horrific abuse in the foreign country.

This is a case where we were able to provide wraparound services because of your generous donation. It took two years but now this family will be safe forever from abuse.

Here is a note from Tamra: Amazing! I will never, ever forget what you have done for us. You saved our lives. God bless you.

Because of your generosity, we were able to help 547 American women, plus their children,  in 57 countries suffering with domestic violence. That is a record number. While we wish there was no need for our services, we are honored that you find our mission of value and donate to help American women and children in crisis overseas.

Here is a quote from someone you helped: "I can't believe how wonderful Christmas was! For the first time, the children were able to have a real Christmas and not be screamed at or hit by their father. We had a small tree and the church you connected us with donated new toys and clothes. They even went grocery shopping and got us a turkey! I have tears of happiness and thankfulness as I write this to you..."

Thank you so much for supporting our mission!

We are grateful to our expanding team of staff, volunteers and board members who use their talents every day, often under very stressful conditions,  to impact the lives of  thousands of American women,  children and men abused in foreign countries. Our team works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on very complex issues and for that we are blessed.

While we won't have the exact statistics until January 2013, we have responded to a record number of pleas for help from Americans abused overseas in cases that seem to increase in intensity, complexity and possible lethality including pregnant women, forced marriage and honor killings. Without the contributions of donors like you it would be impossible to carry out our mission and for that we are thankful beyond words.

In 2013 we envision peace in every home. A world where no child has to experience violence in the one place they should feel safe. Where they will learn to love and be loved with their self-esteem in tact.

Warmest wishes to you and your family for 2013.

Paula, Noelle, Debra, Rachel, Lucinda, Jenn, Stephanie, Hannah, Zoe, Aspen & Vicki

P.S. We have multiple micro-projects on Global Giving that you may be interested in supporting before the end of 2012, where a small donation makes a big impact.

http://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/jude-is-pregnant-and-needs-help-fleeing-abuse/

http://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/help-protect-yasmine-from-an-honor-killing/

http://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/can-you-help-kai-get-home/

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Rebecca was recently able to escape Bulgaria with her two children and return to the USA. They are able to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with Rebecca's family, safe, happy and free from harm. Rebecca is so grateful that her children can play outside and have fun and not be afraid when they come back in the house because their father would be there. Sometimes he would be nice, other times, his rage would leave bruises on their small bodies.

We are thankful to your donations to our program that help rescue women like Rebecca and her two children.

We also wanted to let you know about our Gift For Good on the Global Giving website: a beautiful handmade pillow cover from Jaipur, India to consider for your holiday shopping.

http://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/gifts-for-good/detail.html?projectGift.id=92

Thank you for all you do to help victims in need! Warmest wishes, Paula

By the end of September, our crisis center had already received 2,401 incoming crisis calls for the year, more than we received for 2011 and we have three more months left until the end of the year. This means calls will increase at least 25% over the previous 2011 with an estimated 525 women served by the end of the year.

Your donations help to ensure that our crisis center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support victims in terrible situations.

Here are some quotes from our callers:

"I still feel lucky to be safe and every day I feel a little stronger."

"I took a walk on the beach today and thanked God for leading me to you."

"I am finally sleeping through the night not having to worry my ex waking me up with a knife to my throat. You saved my life and I don't know how to thank you enough."

Your donations help transform victims into survivors. Thank you!

 

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Pathways to Safety International

Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
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Portland, OR United States
$69,024 raised of $80,000 goal
 
1,065 donations
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