Portuguese American Journal

Help for Americans victim of domestic violence – Portugal

The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC) of Lisbon, with the endorsement of the American Embassy in Portugal, offers support servicesto Americans experiencing domestic violence. AODVC  works with abused Americans and their families in foreign countries. There are about 20,000 Americans living in Portugal.

AODVC provides victms of domestic violence with advocy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated judicial, legal and international social landscapes.

This is achieved via an international toll free crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, accessible from 175 countries, serving a population estimated at 5.25 million Americans overseas.