National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Rating: 4.75 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: One Broadway Suite 210 B Denver CO 80203 USA

Mission: To organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership for communities and individuals working to end violence in our lives.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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

I wish that had more resources because their work is so important.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

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.

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

I have been working with them on the protective mother issue and they have helped in every way I have requested.

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

I wish they were given the financial resources needed to do the important work of ending domestic violence.

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

The people involved are caring and are working hard to improve the world

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

I have had wonderful experience working directly with staff and with many other volunteers.

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

provide training in domestic violence to the many professionals who influence people's lives but don't understand domestic violence. They could help publicize the problem in this country and work with the media to improve the public's understanding of dv

Ways to make it better...

they were given the resources they need to support all the work that is needed

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

the lack of adequate funding, the ignorance of professionals working on cases involving domestic violence (which they often don't recognize), the power and influence of abuser groups.

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

They are doing a remarkable job with the limited resources they have. We are so lucky to have an organization like the NCADV

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

It would be the only voice in Washinton DC speaking for domestic violence.

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?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

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

Document the herstory of the battered women's movement from the stories and struggles we have shared.

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?

2007

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

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.

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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

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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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

Rating: 2 stars  

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

Unlikely

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Unsure

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

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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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

Rating: 4 stars  

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

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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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

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