Help Women and Children Live Their Lives Free of Abuse
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center works with abused Americans and their children in foreign countries to provide domestic violence and child abuse advocacy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated jurisdictional, legal and social international landscapes, to be able to live their lives free of abuse either in the foreign country or back in the United States. This is achieved via an international toll free crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, accessible from 175 countries, serving a population estimated at 5.25 million American civilians overseas
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center believes the best human relationships are characterized by mutual respect, open communication and individual empowerment. The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center envisions a life where every woman's intimate partner treats her with dignity, respect and compassion; where oppression is replaced with equality; where expression of anger is non-violent and where children grow up in violent-free homes with their self-esteem intact.