Wives Behind the Badge, Inc.

Rating: 3.34 stars   47 reviews 2,928

Issues: Crime & Law, Philanthropy

Location: PO BOX 3126 Quartz Hill CA 93586 USA

Mission: WBTB provides much needed resources to police families by providing emotional and financial support during times of disaster, medical crisis, as well as to police agencies impacted by budget cuts. Many of our nation's law enforcement officers are paid minimum wage, which requires them to work more than one job in order to support their families, putting them at risk of working long hours while still providing safety to the public. Because some officers are required to purchase their own safety equipment and often times lack the funding, they risk not having adequate protection. Due to budget cuts, some police agencies do not have the necessary tools to provide appropriate training, which directly impacts the community.
Target demographics: law enforcement families
Programs: Blue Line Kids - program for law enforcement children, anti-bullying, scholarships, peer mentors, backpacks for school. Families Behind the Badge - program for all law enforcement families, scholarships, financial assistance during crisis. H.A.L.O.S. - Helping Aid Lost Officers' Survivors a program to provide support and assistance during a line of duty death or injury.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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www.wivesbehindthebadge.org
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This organization needs the authorities to come in and review their fundraisers. They are fundraising for board members gain now under this new group. They have NO experience in nonprofit and it shows. Anyone who questions them or who has been around are kicked out without reason. Something needs to be done and this new group of mean girls needs to be investigated.

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

Bring in an investigation to where the money is going.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 4 stars  

They have a lot of programs and do good. I'm really happy with this new board of directors. They are actually replying to emails and sending out notes and keeping us in the loop. I think it's great what they are doing. I know a lot of people who don't handle change well but I'm embracing it and am excited to see what's coming. It no longer feels like the old board is holding us by our hands and not letting us do things. I think this is the change they need. Hopefully this new board can change their public perception as the old board did nothing but harm.

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Wow, I don't even know what to say. The new "Hippos" in charge are a bunch of nasty animals. Not professional, bad mouthing previous ladies. I never heard of any of them before.

Well I guess this is the only life you have, so you have to make yourselves feel important somewhere. But, it's a shame what is happening to this organization. I'd be embarrassed at this point to recommend wbtb to anyone.

Shame on you grown women acting like high school children. You all live in the middle of nowhere that matters.

WBTB used to be a great place. But, now I get why people left in droves.

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Rating: 2 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Have you ever been to a place that was supposed to be fun and happy, but it just felt wrong and sort of creepy? That is my experience with the WBTB. It sounds so good. I love the idea of LEO families all happy and healthy, but that is not what I found. Some of the volunteers were great, but some of them were so cliquish that I think they are still in high school. I wouldn't waste your time these reviews are right on.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Unlikely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I used to be a volunteer but I left because nobody does anything in our group. Nobody talks and nobody listens to the volunteers. There are some nice people here but sadly they get overshadowed by the mean girls. I just wanted to do something for LEO's but this group doesn't. Great concept no action.

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

Get rid of the mean girls and talk to the volunteers.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

What do they really do? Where does our money go? I've asked but I get no answers? What are the current board qualifications aside from being higher than mighty police wives with no lives? People wake up and ask questions before you donate. There is no way to know what they spend the money on. Have you seen the retreat, are they spending it on themselves for this? Why don't they share this information like others do?

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

Hire people with credentals not girlfriends.

Was your donation impactful?

No

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

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I will never volunteer for this group again. They are so catty if you aren't in their clique and if you aren't part of their board then they don't really let you do anything. I've heard them talk about others behind their back and everyone takes credit for other peoples work. They are so disfuntional and they preach family but attack other wives groups. The only nice people left I can imagine from burnout. Melisa and Tabitha were nice and were the only board members I saw answering any questions. It's a shame they can't keep good people, the turn over for directors is outragous you need a program to keep up. Stay away and give you time to a real nonprofit not this one. Ask Erika about finances she knows NOTHING and she was the treasurer, now she is the president. RUN FAR RUN FAST! I can only imagine where the money will be going or if they even will know.

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

Get rid of the board

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Where are the cookbooks??? Wives Behind the Badge posted these for sale in November with delivery promised for Christmas, it's January and now they say they won't be delivered until Febuary. Where has our money gone??? What is it being used for if they weren't ordered on time?

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

deliver what is promised when it's promised.

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

What a complete FUBAR operation clusterf*$%. Don't expect answers from the current board just a lot of dead air. Emails go unanswered, questions ignored they are a of bunch of squawking hens. This organization needs to hire a team of actual professionals and not a bunch of inexperienced overactive housewives with nothing better to do than backstab other groups.

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

Fire the board!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

What a waste of my time. The board doesn't talk to anyone not even the directors since the president resigned. Nobody knows what the hell is going on and I doubt they have any experience in running anything but their mouths. Time in the toilet because of egos, egos that have driven the president, vice president, secretary, directors, and staff out. WOW way to support the LEO life WBTB board. NOT!

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

Get rid or the board they are a group of catty women who over react and don't know what they are doing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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