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May 29, 2012

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May 29, 2012

My daughters and I were stuck in Canada ( not overseas but still a foreign country). Since they were born in Canada and we had lived there since their birth I could not bring them back to the states without their father's permission. He refused because his mother wanted our oldest ( she was the one who assaulted me while i was holding the kids who were both under 2 yrs old). I was illegal because they refused to allow me to get my papers and had kept me isolated until i managed to get the three of us out of the house and to a shelter. I was stuck in Canada because of the Hague convention which is what makes taking a child from their natural residence to another country illegal. I had to get the courts permission and yet the Canadian government would only give me services for the kids leaving me with less then 150 a month to pay for food, diapers, formula and utilities. AODVCC were a life saver, they sent me money orders to buy food for the kids and when I finally won court approval they helped me get back to the states and since I choose to move to Oregon where they are located they were able to help me get started in being self sufficient. for the past 5 years i have been taking care of my kids and keeping them safe by myself only due to the fact that I had help getting started. They made a huge difference in my kids lives. They are both healthy and happy and safe. Without their help, i would not be sitting here in a nice townhouse listening to my girls outside playing and laughing.

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

Life-changing

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?

2007

May 29, 2012

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May 29, 2012

I had the pleasure of volunteering for AODVC. I found the staff to be passionate and dedicated to helping domestic violence survivors living overseas. They help a unique group of people who would otherwise be left without any help or direction.

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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?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

May 24, 2012

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May 24, 2012

This organization has saved the lives of American women and their children that live overseas and are victims of domestic violence. There is no organization that does this as their mission, so it is important to support the incredible work they do.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 23, 2012

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May 23, 2012

My experience with this agency has been nothing but positive and I know that the staff there answering the lines and working to keep this organization alive work tirelessly. This is the only crisis line of it's kind in existence- one that assists citizens of it's country who are experiencing abuse abroad and I can tell by the number of clients that more resources like this one are needed. There are calls and emails everyday of people for whom no other organization or hotline would suit their needs. American men and women get to start their lives over again, free of abuse, because of this organization.

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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

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

I helped build this organization from a grass roots effort to a more sustainable entity. The experience was challenging because of a general lack of understanding of the difficulties abused American women face in foreign countries.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen hundreds of families assisted by this organization over the years that had nowhere else to turn. The staff is dedicated and committed to the cause and operates efficiently and effectively with very few resources.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

I did an internship with the organization one summer answering the crisis line. I gained a lot of experience and learned a lot about international issues Americans face when they are overseas that most people don't know about.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I personally heard the stories of American women in desperate situations. The staff and volunteers were exceptional and knowledgeable.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

Based off the work I did to benefit the organization, I was able to get an inside look on what the services provide for American woman and children around the world. They should be known world-wide for all the work they do, because it is incredible to hear the stories of all the survivors and how the executive director, Paula Lucas, and her team helped them.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

It gave me a strong outlook upon the hundreds of American woman and children being abused in foreign countries. It provides me with more initiative to make a difference and spread the word about the wonderful programs the organization offers.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

This is a unique organization - the only one in the world like it. It is the only resource for Americans living overseas who are being abused by a significant partner. This organization gives safety training, provides legal services and sometimes relocation services to those being abused.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

we gave Paula her first laptop computer so that she could begin her organization - we have seen it grow and expand over the years.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get them much needed funding so they may continue their great work

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching it grow and get some of the recognition it deserves

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated to9 helping these women who are in desperate need

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world and help educate men and women about domestic violence and put an end to this kind of abuse.

Ways to make it better...

they need funding to assist the ever growing number of clients

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

Paula and her staff are so dedicated to their mission

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

My friend married a foreign national and moved to a foreign country. She was isolated and abused by her husband. When the US embassy was not able to help her she did not know what to do. I found the American Domestic Voilence Crisis Line online and put my friend in touch with them. Thanks to them, she was back home and safe within a few months.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I felt helpless towards my friend, but the showed me that there is hope and someone cares.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

I had first hand experience helping with information sessions and volunteer trainings, in the United States and Europe. The presentations were engaging and informative, and was an effective strategy to reach a globally dispersed population.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This organization helps abused american women and children in foreign countries, and are the only one of it's kind in the world.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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