The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, 866-USWOMEN
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center can be reached internationally toll-free from 175 countries. To contact the toll-free crisis line from overseas, first dial your AT&T USADirect access number and at the prompt, enter our phone number: 866-USWOMEN (879-6636). The center serves abused Americans, mostly women and children, in both civilian and military populations overseas.
According to the US State Department estimate in 2010, 5.25 million American civilians live in foreign countries. If these Americans were in one state, it would be the 17th largest state in the US.
The US Department of Defense states there are approximately 500,000 military personnel and their families overseas. Our priority is to reach as widely and deeply as possible into these American communities and raise awareness of the services we offer to battered American women and children to help them realize that they do have alternatives to living a life of violence and help them break the cycle.
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center receives funds from multiple foundations & corporations overseas and within the USA. This support has enabled us to help abused American women and children in countries around the world. In addition to providing domestic violence advocacy, safety planning and case management, we assist victims with relocation, emergency funds for housing and childcare, and funds for payment of legal fees.
Our Global Campaign To Empower Americans Experiencing Domestic Violence Abroad began in the fall of 2009 in Europe and, during the next three years, will be expanding to Asia, Central America, South America, and Northern Africa.