Providing domestic violence and child abuse services to American women and children overseas

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
And the Sexual Assault Support & Help For Americans Abroad Program, SASHAA.

Awards and Recognition

Executive Director and Founder, Paula Lucas, has received national recognition and awards highlighting her groundbreaking work through the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

April, 2010

AODVC honored recipient of the Department of Justice, National Crime Victims’ Service Award

September 2009

Paula Lucas, along with Colin Powell, at the Caring Award Ceremony in Los Angeles October 13th.  more...

April 2008

National Who Inspires You Contest

April 2007

Better World Regional Award

April 2007

Paula Lucas voted #1, Hometown Hero. View video

May 2007

Today Show NY. View video

July 2006

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center presents Martina McBride with the "Lifeline of Hope" Award for her work in raising awareness of domestic violence through her songs.

American Domestic Violence Crisis Line presents Martina McBride with the Lifeline of Hope Award
From left to right: Carrie Benson, Paula Lucas, Martina McBride and Whitney Zeigler.

March 2005

Volvo For Life Safety Award and Volvo Cars of North America, LLC donates $ 50,000.00 to the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

Volvo For Life Safety Award and Volvo Cars of North America, LLC donates $ 50,000.00 to the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
Paula Lucas and Sir Richard Branson in New York at the Volvo For Life Awards

October 2003

The new logo, stationery and brochure for the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, 866-USWOMEN was created by British Graphic Designer, Wayne Rhodes. Wayne, who has worked in Europe, the Middle East and the USA, generously donated his time and creativity to the cause. For more information, please visit Abyss Creative Design at www.abyssdesign.co.uk

September 2003

Executive Director, Paula Lucas, was the Heinz Family Foundation R.O.S.E. Achievement Award 2003 recipient, at the 10th Anniversary Rose Award Celebrations held in Boston, Massachusetts at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.

Paula Lucas receives the Heinz Family Foundation R.O.S.E. Achievement Award
Paula with R.O.S.E. Fund Executive Director Barbara Wandyes

Paula with New England Patriots' Line Backer Ted Johnson
Paula with New England Patriots' Line Backer Ted Johnson
Paula with New England Patriots' Line Backer Ted Johnson
Paula with New England Patriots' Defensive End William McGinist

August 2003

Portland State University Capstone Students perform a Street Theatre in downtown Portland, Oregon. Wearing masks and duct tape over their mouths and around their wrists, and wearing the stories of abused American women and children in foreign countries around their necks, students look up to a tearful Statue of Liberty and a blind-folded Uncle Sam. The theatre was peformed to raise awareness of the plight of abused American's overseas.

May 2003

Mary Byron "Celebrating Solutions Award" from Pat Byron, to benefit the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center in recognition of its innovative and exemplary efforts to stop domestic violence.

April 2003

Certificate of Appreciation received from the United States Department Of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, in recognition of dedication and hard work on behalf of America's crime victims.

November 2002

President George W. Bush sends letter of recognition to Paula Lucas.

August 2002

Sunshine Peace Foundation award from Doris Buffet in Wilmington, North Carolina. In addition to giving Paula a personal award, Ms. Buffet is a continuing supporter of the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, and has provided funds in 2002 and 2003 to support the program's direct crisis services.