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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Philanthropy, Private Independent Foundations, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: Becky Lee Women's Support Fund (Becky's Fund) was founded in November 2006 by Becky Lee, an advocate and attorney for battered women's rights. After seeing the lack of support for small domestic violence organizations, she decided to create an organization to help both battered women and other organizations that fight domestic violence continue the work they were doing on behalf of these battered women.

Results: Through our Emergency Services and Support program, on a monthly basis, we are directly working with about 10 clients, adding up to about 120 families a year. Last year, we helped about 30 women through our Financial Literacy program and this year we look to assist over 40 women and their families. Through our National Domestic Violence College Tour, we have reached over 50 schools and over 10,000 students over the past 7 years. Over the last 5 years of the Becoming Your Own Heroine program, we have reached over 1,000 young girls. We will be working with over 400 young men from 2013 – 2015 in the Men of Code program. We look forward to working with over 25 families during 2013 through our Peace at Home program.

Programs: Issue: 1 in 4 women are affected by domestic violence. Program: Emergency Services and Support Through our direct services, we assist survivors with finding an attorney, housing, job placement, and childcare. Issue: Lack of financial independence is the major reason for abused women to remain with their abuser.  Program: Financial Literacy Through our Financial Literacy Program, we teach survivors how to achieve financial liberation and independence through coursework on budgeting, retirement, and family planning; supported in 2012 by Northwestern Mutual and TD Bank. Issue: The highest rate of dating violence occurs between 16 to 24 years old.  Program: National Domestic Violence College Tour Our National Domestic Violence College Tour, which has reached over 45 campuses nationwide provides educational workshops, teaching male and female college students the warning signs of an abusive relationship and how to help an accountable bystander, and is sponsored by respective colleges, universities and student groups. Issue: 50-80% of teens know a peer in a violent relationship and nearly 80% of physically abused girls in their relationship remain to date their abuser.  Program: Becoming Your Own Heroine  Through our “Becoming Your Own Heroine” Program, we collaborate with the Girl Scouts and youth organizations to train and educate “tweens” on dating violence, self-defense, and artistic expression; supported in 2010 by McDonalds. Issue: Due to domestic violence being a gendered crime and problem, work must be done with men and boys to teach them how to become allies to women and girls.  Program: Men of Code Through our “Men of CODE” program, we are partnering with DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Friendship Collegiate High School to create a new program that engages men and boys to become leaders and allies in the movement to end violence against women.  MoC represents Men of Character and Ownership, Dedicated to Leading by Example. Issue: Veterans with PTSD are 2-3 times more likely than veterans without PTSD to engage in intimate partner violence.   Program: Peace at Home Through our “Peace at Home” program, we partner with mental health professionals, military, and affected military families to address the effects of PTSD on the family unit and provide support to prevent suicide and increased violence to family members.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Becky's Fund helped to assist me with a recent domestic violence situation. They gave me immediate assistance, as it was urgent. Not only did they provide me with invaluable legal information about my case, but they helped me on a psychological level as well. Becky's Fund helped me understand the ripple effect that abuse can have on the victim emotionally, as well as physically. One of their team members even reached out to help me navigate the protective order process and gave me safety tips before, during, and after the order was served. Working with the Becky's Fund helped me regain a sense of control and empowerment during a time that was very scary for me and my family. Their services are so incredibly valuable for those who experience the horrible effects of domestic violence that, unfortunately, are so prevalent in our society.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have supported Becky's Fund for years and I cannot express the amount of awareness and resources the organization has provided over the years. Without a voice, this disease would still be hidden behind closed doors and swapped under the rug. Becky has made it her life mission to eradicate this issue once and for all because 'Freedom from Domestic Violence is Our Right'! Thank you, Becky, for all that you've done and bringing this life-threatening issue to the forefront of everyone's attention!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a former victim of domestic violence it is extremely important for me to support organizations such as Becky's Fund. Through events such as "Walk This Way", Becky has helped shed light on a topic that does not often receive attention. She did an amazing job and I look forward to attending future events and supporting a cause that is very near and dear to my heart.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An incredible organization with an equally amazing founder! Having attended a number of Becky's Fund events, I witnessed first hand the effort and heart that this organization's staff dedicates towards the fight against domestic violence. Attending the most recent fashion fundraising event, I also saw the broad base of support and interest Becky's Fund was able to generate and gather together. There are many well-intentioned non-profits working towards worthy causes, however, to come across an organization that is equally competent, strategic, and passionate year over year, is a rarity.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great non profit organization and a great cause! I just went to the recent fashion show and had a blast. Becky is extreemely passionate about what she does and I enjoy participating in these events. I hope to soon be able to volunteer. :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Great time with amazing people for a very important cause. I have been pleased with the Becky's Fund events I attended in the past and look forward to more in the future!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known several people who have been affected by domestic violence. Not only a good friend, but also a family member has been a victim of domestic violence. This has allowed me to see first hand not only the physical abuse that can occur, but also the mental abuse of those who like to prey on people who are sometimes in a position of not being able to fight back. Becky's fund is an amazing organization that provides an avenue to help those who are seeking assistance to better their lives by getting out of a bad and potentially harmful situation. I am glad there s an organization like Becky's fund to allow those who want and need the help to obtain it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Becky's Fund is one of the hardest working organizations I know that is 100% dedicated in helping women dealing with domestic violence. Founder Becky Lee has told me some pretty powerful stories of situations that if the organization wasn't around, I honestly don't know if a positive outcome would of developed for the women. The organization is truly remarkable in what it does and stand for. It was such an honor to meet Becky and see her passion, drive, and grit, to put an end to domestic violence.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Becky Lee is a tireless advocate for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Becky's Fund is extremely effective. The Becky's Fund message of prevention is the key to ensuring that millions of young people grow up to realize a domestic violence-free future. Having worked with non-profits throughout my career, I can say Becky Lee and Becky's Fund show all the signs of non-profit longevity and have meticulously put the right framework in place to fulfill their mission.