Overseas Domestic Violence
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center works with abused American women and children in foreign countries, offering the only international domestic violence crisis line.
Call toll free 866-USWOMEN (879-6636)
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center can be reached internationally toll-free from 175 countries. To contact the toll-free crisis line from overseas, first dial your AT&T USADirect access number and at the prompt, enter our phone number: 866-USWOMEN (879-6636). The center serves abused Americans, mostly women and children, in both civilian and military populations overseas.
According to the US State Department estimate in 2010, 5.25 million American civilians live in foreign countries. If these Americans were in one state, it would be the 17th largest state in the US.
The US Department of Defense states there are approximately 500,000 military personnel and their families overseas. Our priority is to reach as widely and deeply as possible into these American communities and raise awareness of the services we offer to battered American women and children to help them realize that they do have alternatives to living a life of violence and help them break the cycle.