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rjewell

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Review for National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer Board member of NCADV I cannot tell you what an honor it is to serve along side such wonderful co-Board members, Rita Smith our incredible Executive Director and of course the entire staff at the Colorado office and the policy supporters in DC. When I first attended an NCADV Conference in 2008 I knew I had found an organization that was and still does make a difference in the lives of abused women, their families and in the lives of Advocates across this nation. I have been honored to sit/stand in the places that some of the greatest women in the battered women's movement have stood before me. I knew I had some very big shoes and in some cases moccasins to fill as I took on the duties of being a Board member. As a former victim, a survivor, a Native woman, an Elder and as a mother, grandmother and great grandmother I cannot express how hard this organization fights for the rights of women to live a peaceful life regardless of color, social class, ethnicity, age, familial status, citizenship or immigrant status,or choice of life partners. Thank You NCADV for making a difference in MY life.

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

The change needed to make a difference for me is not from NCADV but from the systems that allow abuse

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

all the above plus

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

appreciated

Role:  Volunteer & I am a volunteer Board member.

Review for National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

AS A Board Member I have had the opportunity to work with a group that have kept the vision of women living safe and peaceful lives. Meeting some of the bravest most courageous women in America that have survived the horrors of domestic violence while protecting their children in itself is a very humbling experience and standing along side the women that have worked so diligently to see that those women have the resources they need as they move forward is an honor.

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

Being in the presence of so many great women doing very hard work to make others lives more bearable

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

dedicated and determined

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

provide education and awareness across the country about how important stopping violence against women is to the future generations and have more resources to assure safety for these families

Ways to make it better...

We didn't always have to worry so much about having the funding necessary to do the work

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

funding, funding, funding

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & Board Member.