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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: NCADV is the voice of victims and survivors. We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. We do this by effecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.

Programs: General program - provides information, resources, referral and expertise to inform, educate and assist the public in understanding domestic violence and advocating and supporting victims and survivors. Also operates ncadv store, and develops and sustains critical partnerships with like entities and funders. Develops and delivers related projects, including a national directory of domestic violence programs.

membership - provides support and information to membership through social media, newsletters, networking and activities that support their work in providing services and advocacy for victims and survivors.

public policy- works in collaboration with other national organizations to affect societal response to domestic violence through public education and coalition building, monitors federal legislation, and contacts legislators regarding domestic violence issues.

cosmetic reconstructive surgery - a program to assist survivors of domestic violence who have suffered facial, skin, and dental injuries, and need plastic surgery, dermatological, or cosmetic dentistry as a result of those assaults. 2014 expense = 56,072 conference - are held every other year to share information, provide education, and counsel participants on shelter movement and domestic violence issues. 2014 expense = 1,656 family support - provides information and referrals on legal resources, safety planning, domestic violence services and expert witnesses to parents, survivors of domestic violence, advocates and attorneys.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

barryg78

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have a calamity in the custody court in their response to domestic violence. The courts do not have the training they need and routinely place children in danger. The NCADV is one of the organizations that gets it and provides enormous support for protective mothers. Anything I have ever requested to help protect battererd mothers and their children has been enthusiastically provided. I wish I could say the same for the courts.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The NCADV is the leading organization in the country working to end men's violence against women. In speaking to women around the world, I have repeatedly heard how fortunate we are in this country to have an organization like this. They have the moral authority to speak on behalf of women partnered with abusers and I particularly appreciate the strong support they are providing for protective mothers. Many people in the public are not aware that there is a crisis in the custody court system that has resulted in thousands of children being sent to live with abusers. The NCADV has made this issue a major priority.

Kay_11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a director of a dual DV&SA programs for 28 years, I have depended on NCADV for the right advice and know that they are the true voice for battered women and advocates. They don't take govermenent mooney , so they can speack up for us. That is not the case for other groups who don't have to worry about money because the goverment supports them. NCADV started out as grass roots, and are still grass rootsin so many ways. They stand up for opression against all groups. They extend a hand to all who need help. They are the true trainers on Domestic Violence. I am proud to have been a board member in the past.

Eileen17

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Native woman and a formerly battered woman, I became the Minnesota representative to NCADV when I was young. That experience enabled me to work on behalf of Native women for the past 35 years. NCADV is a diverse representation of leadership working to end violence and all forms of oppression. Working together, we learned about one another and bridged the divide of class, ethnicity, sexual preference, age, and religion. The thousands of women I have met over these past decades have been my teachers! They have given me a wonderful life where my opinions and views are valued and respected. I have been nurtured intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally by my sisters in the battered women's movement. NCADV is the center to a humanizing universe for all society! Megwetch for all you have given to me.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the Executive Director of a non-profit that works to provide shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence I can say that the support of NCADV has been essential in helping me understand what is happening on a national level. I am so appreciative of the work that the National Coalition is doing every day because small local programs simply do not have the time or resources to accomplish this work on their own. The Director Rita Smith is brilliant. She has such a comprehensive understanding of family violence and the history of the movement to end family violence. NCADV has provided the technical assistance that we have needed to develop a sustainable model that is informed by the needs of the individuals we serve. By supporting NCADV you will support the collaborative effort of so many individuals and groups that are working to provide services and end violence.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The work of NCADV is critical to ensuring that local survivors and those advocates assisting them have the resources they need to be successful. The staff at NCADV has consistently been responsive and thoughtful to our local program staff and volunteers, whether its helping to broker a participant to a local program or providing strategic and technical assistance, they have gone above and beyond to be there when needed. Thanks NCADV for the timely, relevant and key role you play in concert with other organizations to work toward ending family violence. We couldn't do this work without you.

Donor

Rating: 2

I donate to 5 or 6 charities monthly. I do not like the site that NCADV goes through. Give Direct. It's like a one-way funnel. It's not user friendly for updating information, looking up transactions, etc. I would definitely be wary of signing up for any more charities that go through their website. It's freaking 2012! There's no excuse for poor website design, unless GiveDIrect just threw that site up and is getting a nice cut off the top. Get it together quickly PLEASE.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence I appreciate many aspects of the coalition. First, it is the primary advocate for front line advocates and grassroots organizations. In these changing times it is critically important to maintain this national advocacy. As a volunteer for the organization, I feel empowered and honored to be a voice for rural victims and survivors of battered women. As a formerly battered woman, I know first hand how important services to victim are and primarily those services who maintain the voice of survivors as central to their program and the work that they do.

1 Kim_24

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I was seeking information and assistance from the NCADV, I never felt judged, only supported. I have continued to share the NCADV's work, and continue to volunteer for them in order to raise awareness against domestic violence and abuse. In sharing, I hope that others will find the support they need so as to thrive; in order to live a life of peace, which as individuals we all deserve. With one in three teens a victim there is much work that needs to be done to combat the devastating effects of intimate partner violence, and a cycle that can effect generation after generation. I feel the NCADV is deserving of any recognition that can be bestowed on them, as they continue to change the lives of many caught in violent relationships.

Linda78

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a long time worker in the domestic violence field I have been a member of NCADV personally and professionally since the early 1980's because NCADV is the national "thought leader" in our work. I have served on the Steering Committee and co-chair of the battered/formerly battered women's task force. I continue to attend NCADV conferences because their conferences are the one place where I am challenged to do better or think differently or more inclusively. Linda A. Osmundson

Board Member

Rating: 5

Since being a member of the Board of Directors for NCADV, I have been a witness to the inner workings of this amazing agency. Founded by women of color and Native women in the 1970s, NCADV was established as a grassroots initiative to ensure that those most marginalized have a space for collaboration and and to be heard in addressing the violence in our lives.

These people are women, GLBTQ, women of color, native women, women from rural areas, Jewish and Muslim/Arab women. I have met people in my local area of California who have collaborated with NCADV and/or joined our national conferences. Perspectives about NCADV include “NCADV changed my life” and adjectives to describe NCADV and its committed staff are “amazing,” “committed,” and “Inspiring.”

The staff of NCADV under the leadership of their executive director work tirelessly in advocating at the policy level to ensure that laws such as the Violence Against Women Act will be passed, to be a resource for communities, to be technical assistant providers for those working to establish their own culturally aware agencies, and building spaces where people like myself, have a space to collaborate and learn from women who have been involved in the anti-violence movement since the 1970s to those who will redefine the next generation of anti-violence movement advocacy.

I am proud to be a member of the Board of Directors. But I too, like those I have met who have worked with NCADV in a variety of capacities feel that NCADV changed my life by offering me a space to learn even more about advocacy and social change.