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.

Bridge to VAWA

Americans overseas surviving domestic violence are an extremely underserved population with no official representation in Congress. As the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is currently written, Americans experiencing abuse while living abroad are not included in the language, nor are they recognized as a special needs population, therefore, organizations such as ours that provide regionally specific services to a globally dispersed population do not receive federal funding. With the VAWA reauthorization approaching, the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC) has partnered with extremely talented individuals to form the Americans Overseas Sub-Committee to ensure that this population is recognized as a special needs population for VAWA’s reauthorization in 2010. While AODVC is currently advocating for recognition to Americans overseas surviving domestic violence, there is still an immense gap in funding and resources to continue to adequately assist this population.

Once this population is written into the VAWA 2010 reauthorization, funding will not be available until the end of 2011. We have started this campaign to bridge the gap of resources and funds. Please help the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center to serve American overseas survivors by donating to our Bridge to VAWA Campaign. With your help, we can ensure that we have 24/7 coverage of the crisis line, and are able to provide a holistic continuum of services including safety planning, long term case management, danger to safety relocation, legal referrals, and professional counseling.

As we are moving forward to ensure that Americans overseas domestic violence survivors are given a voice on a national scale by 2011, please donate to the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center now to provide this underserved population with access to resources today. Please pledge to make two donations, one in 2010 and one in 2011, so that the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center can continue to offer holistic services to survivors and advocate for national recognition on behalf of American overseas survivors of domestic violence.

Levels of giving:

Suspension: $5,000 or more per year
Arch: $2,000 - $4,999 per year
Beam: $1,000 - $1,999 per year

For more information on the reauthorization of VAWA, please click here:

For more information on the VAWA subcommittees, please click here:

Thank you for your support!

Please contact Brooke Galloway at Brookeg@866uswomen.org with any questions.