Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children

by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
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Dear Friends,

Thank you for your continued support serving American overseas survivors of domestic violence. In July of 2010, AODVC received 187 crisis calls from 63 families in 61 countries around the world. Our year to date number of incoming crisis calls is 1,376 serving 317 families.

In an email message sent to our Lead Case Manager, a client stated the following: "The assistance you provided to me in developing my escape plan is what enabled me to get out safely with my two children. My parents and I thank you so much!"

The services that we provide are, in large part, due to your support and donations. Thank you for helping American overseas survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Sincerely, The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Dear Friends, Thank you for your continued support serving American overseas survivors of domestic violence. After analyzing our crisis services statistics we discovered that we have received almost as many crisis calls in the first 6 months of 2010 as we received in the entire 12 months of 2009. Our International Advocates and Volunteer Advocates have been working tirelessly to continue providing award-winning services to this population.

AODVC received 1,189 crisis calls from 61 countries around the world. 281 families were served and 133 families have children. The total amount of children served was 254.

The services that we provide are, in large part, due to your support and donations. Thank you for helping American survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Sincerely. The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Dear Supporters of AODVC,

June 16th is matching day! Global Giving is matching at 50% up to $1,000 per donor per project!

Since the launch of our Global Campaign, our crisis calls have increased more than 300%! With the increase in calls comes the need for the increase in direct services, including danger to safety relocation, case management, legal assistance, counseling, and assistance with basic needs. To be able to meet the increase in calls while continuing to provide award winning services, we need your help!

Please donate on June 16, 2010 to American victims of domestic violence and child abuse abroad and have your donation matched at 50%! Thank you for your generous support.

Sincerely,

Brooke Galloway

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Award ceremony in Washington DC
Award ceremony in Washington DC

On April 16th the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center received the National Crime Victims Service Award from the US Department of Justice in honor of extraordinary efforts in direct service to victims of crime. The award was presented by US Attorney General Eric Holder

While we are both humbled and proud of this achievement, we would have never achieved this level of recognition, or have had the resources to serve Americans abused overseas, without the on-going support of our Global Giving donors.

This award comes at a time when we have seen crisis calls increase 330% for the first quarter of 2010 when compared to the first quarter of 2009.

Thank you from all of us, myself, Brooke, Caitlin, Noelle, Samaneh, Rebecca and all of the volunteers. Best. Paula

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Thank you for your generous support and donations. Between January 1 and March 10, 2010, the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center received a total of 494 crisis calls, emails, and live chats. • January- 181 crisis calls, emails, and live chats, • February- 188 crisis calls, emails, and live chats, • March- 125 crisis calls, emails, and live chats between March 1 and March 10. The following quote was sent to Caitlin McGuan, AODVC Crisis Services Coordinator, from a survivor in Morocco. “Thank you again for all of your help and support. If it weren’t for the information you sent me, I never would have been able to locate an international family law attorney to represent me. And, now that I have, it’s like a weight’s been lifted off my shoulders. Thank you.” Thank you again for supporting the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

 

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Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.866uswomen.org
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Founder
Portland, OR United States
$45,524 raised of $60,000 goal
 
717 donations
$14,476 to go
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