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August 13, 2013

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August 13, 2013

I was in the United States trying to fight a return order to Ireland. The AODVCC gave me support in many ways and although I still had to return to Ireland, I was fully prepared coming back and knew that if I needed help, they were there.

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None! Fantastic staff and communication!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 15, 2012

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November 15, 2012

This is an amazing organization assisting Americans abroad in extremely difficult situations. I am honored to have witnessed such wonderful and dedicated volunteers and employess working for a much needed cause. The need for this organization grows daily. Thank you

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 13, 2012

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November 13, 2012

Thank you for an opportunity to rate this wonderful and much needed non-profit! There aren't any such organizations like this one oversees, that addresses the issues of verbal, physical, and emotional abuse, regarding US citizens living in foreign countries! We need this kind of solid support for those finding themselves in such isolated situations while living overseas. Paula Lucas, the founder of this organization, is a fantastic individual, who, after experiencing her own spousal abuse from her husband, while living in the Middle East, had to find her own way out of the situation--without help from any service or agency. Fortunately, for those who find themselves in such scenerios today, it is because of Ms. Lucus' harrowing experience, that they can seek aid and assistance from this well-run organization. Well-trained telephone counselors are on duty 24 hours a day! An individual experiencing spousal abuse, whether that person is female or male, can call for counseling, or financial assistance if they are needing to leave the abusive situation. Please support this non-profit organization! If you find yourself in need of more information or assistance, please call 503-203-1444! Dr. M. A. Humphrey-Keever

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 13, 2012
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November 13, 2012
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The founder, Paula Lucas, is an extraordinary person. Her story and her passion to assist other women and children that are going through what her family went through is very powerful and moving. AODVC serves a population that has no other national voice in this country, or around the world. US women and children overseas who are the victims of domestic violence often have many barriers to support and escape from the violence that is tearing apart their lives. The staff and volunteers are committed and smart, and are a lifeline to women and children who would otherwise often be out there on their own. I spent many years as a prosecutor, worked on legal reform in former Soviet countries and worked for the National Center for Victims of Crime, where I trained on the national level to prevent stalking, intimate partner violence and sexual assault. I am continually impressed and proud of the work that AODVC does supporting US women and children overseas in every way that they can.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 12, 2012

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November 12, 2012

This organization is the only one of its kind. They serve both American civilian population overseas, 6.3 million people, plus the American military overseas, over 1 million. They are doing amazing work!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 9, 2012

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November 9, 2012

Great organization to volunteer with. Everyone who works with AODVC is caring and commited, and the organization really goes out of its way to show its appreciation of its volunteers. The work is interesting and you definitely get the feeling you are providing a needed service that no other organization is providing.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 2, 2012

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November 2, 2012

AODVC? Terrible place! Just kidding! 5 stars, and then some! AODVC is a unique organization driven by a smart, experienced, passionate bunch. This organization saves lives and creates pathways to safety and better life otherwise not available to this under served population. Services are implemented with kindness, respect, empathy, awareness and thoughtfulness. I am a case manager in the crisis office and leave work every day happy to have contributed to this entities on going and growing success.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 31, 2012

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October 31, 2012

The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center is doing what no other organization is doing: helping citizens of it's own country, who are experiencing abuse abroad, find safety and sometimes, get home. Without this hotline, survivors of violence would have to try and seek services abroad, in a second language, or, call a shelter at home, where employees wouldn't understand the complex international laws around custody and protocols. American survivors of violence abroad have a "home" at AODVC and it's incredible that this life line exists. The staff at AODVC work tirelessly and with great expertise everyday to do survivor centered work that empowers all.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 30, 2012

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October 30, 2012

AODVCC is an amazing organization and a wonderful group of people! They are people who work tirelessly in a very difficult field to serve women and children who are in danger and who are otherwise often overlooked and ignored. The families who they are serving have no other resource like this - a caring group of professionals who are available 24/7 to answer calls and provide support, resources, and assurance that they are not alone. Domestic violence is a worldwide problem with very serious consequences, and this resource helps bring women and children to safety, saving lives and providing a path to a new life.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 30, 2012

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October 30, 2012

After I heard of the tremendous work being done at the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, I knew I needed to help contribute to the organization's cause. I have since been working to support their efforts through providing assistance to develop a supportive, sloutions-based program and executing marketing initiatives to expand company awareness. I commend the commitment and compassion exuded by the staff and volunteers toward helping those in need, since they all contribute more than what's expected of them to turn the efforts of a small non-profit into a global effort to end domestic violence. The amount of heart and passion exuded by the individuals in this organization is unimaginable. I hope they will continually be able to exceed their goals in saving lives, keeping families safe, and providing unwavering care.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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