Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children

by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
May 29, 2009

New Projects!

ADVCL has created two new projects: the first is to assist American survivors of domestic violence overseas with relocation assistance. Battered American women who are abused in foreign countries by their partners often feel they have no choice but to flee back to the U.S. for the protection of themselves, and their children, in their search for safety. This is partly due to the barriers they face in the foreign countries including language, culture, and restrictive marital and child custody laws. Additionally, resources available in the foreign country are often non-existent and if there are some available, they are generally inadequate. Most often survivors say they feel the U.S. will have the most inclusive legal protection for them and their children. ADVCL helps with the logistics of relocation, danger to safety planning, and assistance with emergency needs. The second project focuses on assisting children of domestic violence survivors. In 2008, ADVCL provided services to 239 families with at total of 448 children in 56 different countries. Please visit both of these projects for more information on how ADVCL provides vital resources to this globally dispersed population.

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Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Portland, OR United States
$45,534 raised of $60,000 goal
718 donations
$14,466 to go
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