National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Rating: 4.75 stars   16 reviews

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Location: One Broadway Suite 210 B Denver CO 80203 USA

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.
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EIN 91-1081344
303-839-1852
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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.

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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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.

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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person 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.

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

 
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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.

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

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

8 people found this review helpful

In the 1970s and 1980s, when the movement to end violence against women and children had just started hotline and shelter services for survivors of violence, I attended a meeting where Rita Smith had just been hired as Executive Director. Since that time, Ms. Smith has been one of the most revered people in our movement. She has been a rock, unflinchingly brave, a gentle and caring leader who inspires all of us to continue in this work. Because of her work and commitment, NCADV leads in policy development and services for those of us who live for and work a time when everyone will live free from violence.

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

NCADV has been critical to the women's movement in the US, helping statewide and local programs gain credibility, funding and respect.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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