Shortly after moving overseas to study abroad, I started dating someone cool. After we were dating for a while he became jealous and violent. Being in a country that did not support same sex relationships, I didn’t know who to turn to for support and assistance. Then I heard about AODVC and received the assistance that I couldn’t find anywhere else in the US or abroad. Read more..
Sandrine's Story I didn’t think there was anyone else in a situation similar to mine… in an abusive relationship overseas. My partner was emotionally and verbally abusive to me and threatened to hurt my dog if I ever left. When I contacted AODVC I was relieved to hear that I wasn’t alone. Read more..
Anna's Story Thanks to AODVC we are able to live our lives free from the abuse that haunted us daily. Read more..
International domestic violence response, available 24/7, providing holistic services to the growing American overseas community of 80 million Americans traveling abroad annually and the 8.7 million Americans that live overseas.
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center offers specialized safety planning, advocacy and long-term case management for American overseas survivors either living with an abuser or after the relationship has ended. Case managers have the tools and knowledge to assist survivors with safety planning in foreign countries and/or after returning to the United States.
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center works with licensed professional counselors providing emergency reintegration therapy for survivors. These counselors understand the difficulties of reintegrating into society, in tandem with addressing the traumatic experience of surviving and escaping an abusive relationship.
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center can provide referrals for qualified international family lawyers, and advocate for legal aid services. In some cases we can also provide limited financial assistance for legal consultations or retainers to help survivors gain custody of their children.
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center can assist with relocating families from around the world back to the US. The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center will advocate for survivors to secure housing in the survivor’s name to help build future credit, and link them to regional services, including job development programs.
Learn about our story, mission, and culturally competent services by watching this five minute video: Click here to watch on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_Zz-O1iuK8
Help Rescue 500 Battered Women and Their Children
This project enables our international toll freedomestic violence crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, to operate 24/7 with accessibility from 175countries to serve abused American women &children globally.
International domestic violence response, available 24/7, providing holistic services to the growing American overseas community of 80 million Americans traveling abroad annual and the 8.7 million Americans that live overseas.
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