I found Becky’s Fund through my dancing instructor in Washington, DC. Her sister had gone through a domestic violence case and was also helped by Becky’s Fund. My dance instructor saw how much stress I went through and I opened up to her, explaining how the domestic violence case against my ex-boyfriend was causing me so much stress and anxiety and causing me to lose over 30. It also caused me to perform poorly at my job, and I wasn’t able to get any sleep. I felt helpless and discouraged. I thought I had done everything in my power to stand up to my abuser and it still didn't seem enough. I was frustrated with my paid attorney who couldn’t even show up to my court proceeding, I was frustrated with an advocate group in Leesburg, Virginia who discouraged me from fighting back in every way, and I was frustrated with a hospital that would not release my records to me or the court so I could use the records as evidence to obtain a protection order against my abuser. I was fighting a huge uphill battle and felt absolutely powerless. Becky’s Fund contacted me back immediately and helped me through the process financially, emotionally, and legally. They supported me through the the entire journey; they came to court with me, helped me prepare my testimony for trial, and contacted my state prosecutor to assist in my criminal case against my ex-boyfriend. Becky’s Fund helped me regain my rights not only as a woman and victim, but also as a human being. I had lost weight, my job, and my mental health due to all the stress from my abusive ex-boyfriend and dealing with the legal system to find justice. Becky’s Fund gave me hope for the future and the strength to stand up against my abuser. They are also helping me find a new job by helping me strengthen my resume and search for jobs that promise me a better life with benefits and full time pay. I was also able to work with my prosecutor to understand what I wanted to do in terms of getting justice and holding my abuser accountable as well as collect all the evidence such as hospital records that were not released to me nor to police. Becky’s Fund never gave up on me and was always completely honest with me. If not for Becky’s Fund, I would not be where I am today or even alive. Without having Becky’s Fund by my side, I would not have had the courage to stand up to my abuser as he threatened me and offered me money to drop the criminal case. The entire team worked hard on my case daily and kept the legal system on their feet. I have never met a group of people like this in my life. I was not treated like a victim; I was treated like a human being. Becky’s Fund put an end to the statement, “this is why a woman shouldn’t press charges against her attacker.” They understand that no one deserves to be treated poorly, that everyone should be held accountable for their actions regardless of jurisdiction, gender, age, or culture, and that everyone, including me, deserves to be in a safe and happy relationship. More people need a Becky’s Fund to fight for them.
Becky's Fund is an empowering and hardworking organization. I recently suffered domestic abuse from my ex-boyfriend. It started with emotional, mental, financial abuse, seclusion and then it escalated to physical abuse. I tried so hard to get out, but every time I tried, the abuse would get worse. I was never believed and afraid for my life. The last time he attacked me, I endured multiple broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, bruises, and more. I lost myself, my physical and mental health, my friends, and then my job. I was underrepresented in Arlington Court and re-victimized by the prosecutor. I felt lost, helpless, and alone. Luckily, thanks to my yoga instructor, I met Becky. Becky BELIEVED me! She and her team took me in with open arms and treated me like a human being and sane. They have so many resources and knowledge for DV. They are a great mission that starts at the root of where domestic violence begins and and tremendously to end END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
During this time, my ex-boyfriend began to harass me online. Becky and her team immediately contacted me to help me. They supported me financially, legally, emotionally, and mentally. If not for Becky's Fund, I don't know where I would be today or even alive. Becky's Fund gave me strength, helped me regain my confidence, educated me in multiple ways, and helped me pick up my entire life. Becky's Fund also helped me prepare myself for my new job and worked with me to better prepare myself for interviews. Becky's Fund NEVER gave up on me and continues to help me in my healing journey.
This organization is one of the most hardworking, efficient, and the brightest in ending domestic violence. Remember, you are not alone, I promise it will get so much better when you're out, and Becky's Fund is a great place to start.
I never thought this would happen to me!
This is the thought that constantly ran through my mind when I stopped making excuses for my abuser and acknowledged I was the victim of domestic violence. I felt lost, as far as, where to start finding help in the legal process. A close friend recommended I reach out to Becky’s Fund. Becky Lee connected with me the same day I emailed her, she provided information on the current safety risks to be aware of, and steps to ensure a higher level of security for my family.
Becky is the Founder and Executive Director of Becky’s Fund, and she has been with me every step of the way. I needed to obtain legal counsel for my situation and Becky found the right fit for my legal needs and partnered with them to provide support that helped lighten the burden of extensive legal counsel fees that I couldn’t afford. Becky and her team had me come into their DC office many times to review the case, evidence, timeline and strategy for next steps in the legal process that was ahead of me.
At times I felt the process was going to be never ending, but Becky helped me focus on the current state and take every day, one step at a time. She reminded me to take care of myself, and focus on my little girl and not feel overwhelmed by the fear I had from my abuser. Instead, she helped me shift my mindset to securing my families safety and stand up for our rights.
Each day, Becky helped me grow stronger as an individual and especially as a mom. Becky’s knowledge and understanding of domestic violence is so vast, that it gave me a better understanding of what other victims face every day. I realized I was not alone in this journey and I had to continue on this road to ensure a positive outcome for us.
I won’t say this process was easy, but I will say that with Becky’s Fund, this process of finding justice and legal protection for my family was possible and necessary for moving forward in my life. I am now past the biggest hurdle in the journey thus far. Becky’s Fund has given me the strength and courage to push forward and stand up for my rights and fight back with knowledge on domestic violence. I am forever grateful for Becky’s Fund! Her and her team are changing lives, and while I never thought I would be a victim of Domestic Violence, I am now confident it can be overcome. I received the best outcome possible from this serious situation, but that was only possible once I raise my hand, admit I needed help, and realize I didn’t have to do this journey alone.
Becky’s Fund has changed many lives, and continue to change more lives every day. I will always support Becky’s Fund and help in the fight to end Domestic Violence.
Thank you Becky and everyone on your amazing team!!!
As an active member of the DC Community, I first joined Becky’s Fund in efforts to help raise funds and awareness to end Domestic Violence by participating in the Tough Mudder representing the organization. The entire experience was incredibly valuable, from making new connections, to empowering each other to get through one of the most difficult obstacle courses on the planet, which was all to help support such a great cause that really shines a light on how common and prevalent domestic violence is in today’s society. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to learn about Becky’s Fund, as not more than a year and a half later, I found myself in an unfortunate situation of my own when my home and work life were both compromised. Fortunately for me, in my time of distress, my mother was able to remind me to reach out to Becky’s Fund. I was given the resources to help me relocate to a safe space where my pets and I were not in danger. I was also given a tremendous amount of continuous support and strength to rebuild my life, so I could reunite with my family members as I was no longer able to continue working at my job or live in my home. I don’t know where I would have been without the help and support of this Foundation. I am a Domestic Violence Survivor and proud to be a continued supporter of Becky’s Fund.
Becky's Fund was so helpful to me in my time of need. I only hope that one day I can pay all that she and her team did for me forward
I am still in the process of reclaiming my life.
I reached out to Becky Lee, founder and executive director of Becky’s Fund, after more than two (2) years of a downward spiral, following my domestic violence incident. I was in Texas, yet despite being on the other side of the country, Becky found a way to meet with me. One day later, she arrived with an SUV full of clothing for me. The packed SUV was followed up by a drop off of multiple bags and boxes of clothing.
Becky intuitively understood, the more I 'feel like me,' the better I feel. She encouraged me to keep eating and practice self-care. She had one of the most respected security risk threat-assessment consultants contact me regarding the safety issues all victims of domestic violence face. To help me deal with the aftermath, Becky assigned two staff, Sarah and Meghana, to help me. Meghana was in charge of ‘all things’ financial: saving, spending, and budgeting. She built a custom-made spreadsheet, based around my personal expenses, for me to track every dollar. Sarah was in charge of the legal aspects and my job search. I hadn’t been receiving any responses after sending out an unbearable number of resumes and cover letters. It was difficult to find and/or maintain a job during my long-term abusive relationship. My time gap was lengthy and needed explanation. Sarah helped me redraft my cover letter. The following day, four staff members of Becky’s Fund, conferenced me in and coached me through explaining the time gap and the domestic violence incident. A brief mock interview, so I was prepared to provide easy answers without expressing too much emotion. The conference call was auspicious. The following day, I received a call from a recruiter I sent my resume and newly ‘carefully crafted’ cover letter to, a few weeks back. She wondered if I was available to start temping tomorrow, for just one or two weeks. It was in my field. It was Sarah’s cover letter that maneuvered me past the gatekeeper. The first day, I impressed my new ‘temporary’ boss so much, he offered to let me use him as a reference. That was a month ago. We haven’t figured out the logistics yet but he wants to keep me. I am now working for a boss who inspires me daily to both become better at what I do and become a better version of myself. I have kept track of my finances, per Meghana’s instructions, and am more than halfway to my financial goal. Halfway home…
In such a short time, I realized, Becky was much different than the other domestic violence advocates I had reached out to for help. Becky truly wants to make a difference. Her work and dedication prove it. But Becky didn’t try to control me, as other advocates had. Control, too similar, to the control my abuser had exerted over me in my long-term abusive relationship. Becky advises and holds you accountable but she places you in control of your own destiny. Becky and her team, in just a few months, had made more of a difference than all the DV advocates had, put together, over more than two years. Becky and her team at Becky’s Fund are brilliant at their respective roles and dedicated - answering emails, calls and texts on the weekend and working tirelessly into the night. They are so supportive; I don’t feel alone anymore. I have a small but powerful village behind me. I haven’t gotten to the other side yet but I know with Becky and her team at Becky’s Fund behind me, I am going to make it. They just don’t fail.
Becky’s reach is long; her resources are widespread; and her heart is all in. I couldn’t begin to articulate my gratitude and appreciation for all they do, continue to do, and who they are. And the intentions Becky has set for herself on who she’s to become. Becky and her team at Becky’s Fund are the true Gladiators in DC.
Please support Becky Lee and Becky’s Fund. You, too, can help her make a difference for victims of Domestic Violence. For more information, her website is here: http://www.beckysfund.org
No words can clearly express the gratitude I have for your charity. In a time when it seemed my world was falling apart, opened doors were quickly closing and my cry for justice from abuse was falling on deaf ears, it was through the recommendation of a friend that I found Becky’s Fund. This still has been the best recommendation I’ve ever received.
As someone who, fortunately, was unfamiliar with domestic violence until it happened to me, I felt misunderstood and was so excited to be able to see and know that there were advocated out there for survivors such as myself. Becky’s Fund showed me that you cannot only survive from domestic violence, but you can thrive! Your organization taught me to thrive in a time when I didn’t think that was possible; to fight through the tough times and help solidify that leaving my abuser was the right thing. Your organization somehow made such an ugly topic, which was swept under the rug by generations past; into a realistic problem that plagues our city. It can happen to even the most unsuspecting people.
While I am happy to say that I am a survivor and continue to thrive it would have been possible without supporters such as Becky’s Fund along the way to validate my self-esteem and guide me in the right direction. I only hope that other will not only survive but also thrive through breaking the cycle of abuse and landing on the solid ground that they do deserve better.
I continue to admire all of the efforts through Becky’s Fund and though there is not a price to put on having even just 5 minutes worth of support from someone who understands first hand I would like to donate to your cause. I hope that my donation would help in making another person’s life better and healthier. I am interested in how I can volunteer with Becky’s Fund because I am very passionate about helping victims of domestic violence, sharing awareness, and fighting this pressing issue.
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.
I can't thank Becky's Fund enough for the all of the help, love, and support they brought back into my life. If you're like I was: Broken. Hurt. Angry. Sad. Know this: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Thank you, Becky's Fund. For everything!!! don't know where I would be without you.
I have been working with Becky Lee for almost two years. Her nonprofit origination is something beyond five stars. I had the pleasure of volunteering with Becky's Fund this past year and was immediately struck by the amazing work that is done. Compromise and commitment, she also offer direct services referrals to current victims and survivors.
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!
I rarely post online reviews/comments but because the work and cause to end and prevent domestic violence is one that is so important, I wanted to leave this note. Initially, I came across this organization because they assisted and supported someone I personally know. The programs they have, including Men of Code is something real and tangible. Working with athletes to help build them not only physically but as strong exemplary members of the community is something I fully support. Becky and her team actively help survivors of violence through every step of what is often a long process. I have never heard of her ever turning away anyone. Keep up the good work.
My daughter and I have volunteered with Becky's Fund for over 6 years. As a domestic violence survivor it is important for me to provide my daughter with the knowledge and tools to overcome anything. We worked with Becky to develop the Becoming Your Own Heroine program which benefits young girls and teenagers. I also worked directly with Becky as a staff member and witnessed first hand the dedication not only from Becky, but from those inspired by her.
Having personally witnessed domestic violence, there is nothing more in this world I wish to bestow on my daughter than self-empowerment and self-worth. My daughter, who is ten now, and I have volunteered with Becky's Fund for 2 1/2 years. Becky and her organization have been instrumental in my daughter's growth and understanding. From workshops with the Girl Scouts on self-empowerment and knowing your rights, to Critical Incident Awareness Training teaching her to escape possible life-threatening situations. The events and workshops have been amazing, and I do not know that I would have found alternatives if Becky's Fund did not exist.
I got involved with the Beckysfund in 2009, as a former NFL player that walked in The Walk This Way fashion show. That was my first time ever meeting Becky Lee and I got good energy from her and about her mission. I got more involved because what she's advocating to stop brought memories to me and I've seen the growth of Beckysfund. I've spoken with a mother and son who had to gain courage to leave an abusive situation and to see that they are doing well gives us all a great feeling! I've had the privilege to speak to the athletes who are apart of Men of Code and stressed the point to learn how to conduct themselves in relationships, respect themselves and others, seek help when a problem arise, and strive to active doing something positive in the community. I have been involved with Beckysfund for seven years now and I proud of this small nonprofit grow and make huge positive impacts on young student athletes, those seeking help in abusive relationships and how this organization has gotten great community support so the mission can be carried out. I look forward to this organization's future and being on the Beckysfund Team to do my part to be a mentor.
I have been on the board of this amazing organization for close to 5 years now; aside from working for a cause that's very near and dear to my heart, it is also Becky's unparalleled work ethics, magnanimous and effervescent personality, as well as her steadfast passion that's kept me close by her side for all of these years. Her dedication to the mission of eradicating this global pandemic is bordering sainthood and we are all lucky to have her on our side fighting the good fight and giving voices to those who are too afraid to speak out. Here's to all that you do: Cheers, Becky!!
My interest in Becky's Fund began with being the father of 2 daughters who were starting to seriously date as they got older. I quickly learned that domestic violence can impact both women and men and their families, especially children. I was amazed by the passion of both Becky Lee and the staff of Becky's Fund in their quest to educate the public and prevent domestic violence. My involvement in Men of Code has provided me the opportunity to create a strong mentor relationship with young athletes, to guide them and offer them advice on not only relationship issues but life. It's has been a very rewarding experience for me. Becky's Fund is available 24/7 in working directly with survivors and helping them get safe, find housing, find a lawyer, and get mental support and I have personally witnessed the positive results for victims due the assistance provided by Becky's Fund.
As a small nonprofit, Becky and her team accomplish so much with the support of the community to impact change both from the prevention side with educating youth and directly with survivors. As a Board Member I am proud to continually support Becky and Becky's Fund, as I believe every day they make a difference in this world.
I started volunteering at Becky's Fund with another survivor in 2013 for the Walk This Way event. As a professional in this field I have seen how effective Becky's Fund continues to be with their Men of Code program, creating strong mentorship with the athletes to prevent violence. I have also worked with the nonprofit to help get survivors get safe, find housing, and with mental health assistance. I personally have seen how much Becky's Fund can do with the support of the community to impact change with prevention and education programs.
I really do not know what this nonprofit does that is special. There are other nonprofits in the DC area that do very, very good work in the field of domestic violence, such as the DC Coalition against Domestic Violence, and My Sister's Place. This seems like a simple vanity project, and I believe that we as a community need to stand behind organizations that are helping to provide true support to the community. I understand that there are people who are "passionate" about these topics, and I appreciate that. However, the programs that this non-profit runs seem to be dedicated towards building the personal brand of one individual alone.
NO! You were NOT at the Capitol Hill during the hearing of MY PANEL DISCUSSION ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM.
Ms. Lee and I expressly discussed the lies in this video when I returned from a conference in London in April of 2010, and I was under the impression that this video was deleted from the internet.
When confronted with the lies in this video, Ms. Lee repeatedly apologized for her deceptive conduct (all of which is documented), and she assured me that she would take necessary steps to correct the lies perpetuated in this video, which took advantage of my international policy-related work.
It is an absolute disgrace that Ms. Lee continues to use others to further her attempt at reaching "celebrity" status and climbing social ladders of various kind. http://youtu.be/ES5TaeOk2no
Review from Guidestar
I believe that God works in poignant and telling ways, which is exemplified by my relationship with Becky's Fund and Becky Lee. 4 months ago, I was finally able to end my abusive relationship, during which I lost my identity, was isolated from my friends and family, and suffered physical abuse. Before my relationship, I had had the opportunity to work with Becky’s Fund as a model in their annual charity fashion show as a model. I learned about the organization’s message, to foster awareness about domestic violence and eradicate it from our culture. And while I never realized I was in an abusive relationship as it was unfolding, I was lucky to have a light at the end of my dark tunnel, as I realized I was living with an abuser. As I ended my relationship, and looked for ways to heal and recover, I reached out to Becky, the founder of Becky’s Fund and asked her if I could come in and talk. She has been an amazing friend and mentor, in working with me in my personal journey to rebuild my life, and also helping me to reach others, and use my story to change the perceptions of domestic violence. I am so excited to continue to work with Becky’s Fund and speak to groups of young people, urging them to be more aware of abuse that might creep into their relationships and the relationships of those close to them.
I first was introduced to Becky's Fund while volunteering as a model in their 2009 Walk This Way fashion show. Although I was a victim of abuse as a child and had developed PTSD from the trauma, I had not been able to comprehend the common factors from my past experiences that were related to domestic violence. A few months after being introduced to Becky’s Fund, I found myself trapped in a controlling relationship, which quickly escalated to consist of regular and extreme abuse. After barely surviving 20 months of multiple brutal incidences, I miraculously gained enough strength, through the little bit of hope I had left, to leave the situation no matter what it took.
Despite being completely alone with no support and nowhere to go, the feeling of freedom that I gained for escaping that relationship made it all worthwhile.
This is not to say that everything in my life was suddenly remotely perfect. The reality proved to be quite challenging. Nonetheless, the self-confidence I had obtained through my experience left me knowing I could get through anything life was to put in front of me. This time around, I could feel something was different; I had a choice and had finally gained a voice. Since those events, I have had an immense passion to get involved and reach out to others in similar situations. I recently contacted Becky, the founder of Becky’s Fund, after being reminded through Facebook what this organization is all about. Becky’s immediate response, which showed so much interest, compassion and understanding, is the reason I have come to feel comfortable with speaking out, opening up and sharing my story with others. Thanks to the support of Becky’s Fund, I am now being given the opportunity to learn valuable tools that allow me to share my message in a more efficient manner and, most importantly, to continuously be educated on domestic violence, awareness, and prevention.
Becky's Fund has been such a vital part in the DC Community when it comes to raising awareness for domestic violence. The organization doesnt just focus on working with victims, but rather works proactively in preventing further domestic violence as an issue in our community. I have had the pleasure and honor of attending many of the events and working on fundraisers and have seen just how dedicated the team at Becky's Fund is to each and every single program. I never felt that my time or money was going to be wasted because the organization stays in touch with its followers on keeping them updated with which programs they are funding and how those programs are making a positive impact. Just recently, I participated in the Tough Mudder fundraiser which brought diverse members of the DC Fitness community together to empower several dozen volunteers to raise money while bettering their own personal lives. Also, one program I want to highlight is Becky's Fund Men of Code which is a segment of the organization that works with local DC highschool male athletes and teaching them the importance of healthy relationships.
This organization continually strives to not only spread the message of its cause but to truly embed itself in the community and better it from within.
As Becky's work with victims of domestic violence expands. She goes into the community and attempts to get to the root cause. She tirelessly works with young adults teaching life skills that make a difference. This is paramount as the lessons learned now will give these young adults the tools and education to make the right decisions when difficult circumstances arrive.
I was honored to speak to a auditorium full of young athletes at a school so poor; for many the school lunch is their only meal of the day. Many in the audience are the primary caretaker of younger siblings while still being in high school themselves.
The level of engagement was extraordinary and I was surprised how responsive they where with me and how they reacted to Becky. While actively involved in other charitable organizations I was awed by her work and inspired to help in anyway I can. I look forward to further participation and cannot wait to see what she tackles next.
Simple curiosity first attracted me to Becky's Fund and then ........I had the occasion to speak with Becky and hear the story of how she abandoned the practice of law, my profession, and used her earnings as a survivor contestant to start the organization that she has built into the preeminent advocate for the victims of domestic abuse and violence. I accompanied her one Sunday afternoon on a visit to Baltimore to comfort a new client. I listened intently not just to Becky's masterful knowledge, but also to the compassion she demonstrated in speaking with a lady distressed at being homeless and fearful for her safety and that of her children. Having witnessed domestic violence in my household as a child, it was a most touching experience. Since then I have done all I can to support this great organization and I shall continue to do so. So should you!.
As a new member of the DC business community and an active participant in my community, I sought out other business professionals that were making an impact on the community. Partnering my business in Georgetown, Fitness Together with Becky's Fund has been an incredibly enjoyable experience. As my team and I have worked with Becky and her team to get them ready for the Tough Mudder race, I have gained a tremendous amount of respect for Becky Lee and all of those involved with her organization. Donating our services to help Becky's Fund has been a truly elevating experience. I would highly recommend getting involved with Becky's Fund and learning more about her organization. Thank you, Becky for starting such a great organization and asking Fitness Together Central Georgetown to be involved with your mission!
Stacy Adams- Owner of Fitness Together Central Georgetown
I am proud to support Becky's Fund as it strives to end domestic violence. Not only does Becky's Fund provide assistance to victims, they also encourage advocacy and foster awareness (equally important as these are preventative measures).
Having always viewed myself as a very strong independent woman, I never thought i would fall victim to domestic violence. During this difficult time, a friend had suggested I seek help and guidance through Becky's Fund. Not only were Becky and her volunteers extremely helpful in getting me out of that situation, but they were also genuinely concerned for my well-being. This is a great cause being ran by an amazing woman.
Becky's Fund is a wonderful organization that focuses on assisting victims of domestic violence and helping them to transition from the abusive home environment into a safe lifestyle. My favorite part of the organization is the efficient work that its members do to make sure that the women being served receive the best possible help, not only by meeting their physical needs but also making sure that their emotional needs are met as well. In addition to the reactive work that Becky's Fund does, the organization also focuses on the preventive side of the domestic violence by teaching high school boys about healthy relationships, intimate partner violence, and what it means to be a leader in a relationship, in school, and also their community. Domestic violence is a complicated issue with many sides, and Becky's Fund tries to address every aspect of domestic violence in its community. The organization sponsors many fundraising events to unite the community against domestic violence and work towards a society that respects, honors, and protects women. Becky's Fund not only helps women, but it empowers them to take control of their lives and live as survivors instead of victims of domestic violence.
I support Becky's Fund because as a brother, son, boyfriend and maybe one day father, I can't imagine anyone abusing the women in my life. My parents have been happily married for over 40 years. I have never seen my parents fight around me or my siblings. They instilled in me the value of treating everyone, but particularly women, with respect. They also taught me never to lay hands on a woman. I don't believe in women being abused physically or emotionally. My sisters will attest to how protective I am over them. I support Becky's Fund because I grew up with these values and I don't believe women should be afraid of the people they trust the most.
Becky's Fund is amazing! Not only does it lobby for the rights of those affected by domestic violence, but it helps find shelter, legal resources, and other essentials to help victims regain control and normalcy. Any funds or efforts placed in this charity will be so beneficial in a number of ways, spent towards its youth programs, clients, empowerment workshops, and so much more.
Working for BF gave me insight of the problems that many domestic violence victims face on a daily basis. I now have more confidence knowing that I have made a difference in the lives of those that desperately need help, support, and comfort. Always lead by a devoted and hard-working team, I know that Becky's Fund will make great strides towards eradicating domestic violence in our community.
Becky's Fund exceeds beyond other non-profits as a one-of-kind organization dedicated to spotlighting on the issue of domestic violence. Its creative fundraisers fundraisers attracts supporters from all backgrounds in various ways, from the simple donations to auctioning items.
One of the most outstanding feats of Becky's Fund is the importance it put on education and prevention programs in stopping domestic violence. I feel that many non-profits overlook this and Becky's Fund is dedicated to be the leader in changing this trend.
By volunteering with Becky's Fund, I get to see the ambitious, strong woman behind it all. Becky is truly an inspiration! And I got to see its loyal supporters from year to year. I am excited to see where Becky's Fund will be in the future!
For anyone who has suffered at the hand of domestic violence, Becky's Fund acts as a beacon of hope. I cannot sing their praises enough for the incredible work they do with spreading awareness and for encourging others to take a stand. The events they put on are not only creative and elaborate, they also attract people from all walks of life to come together to support a great cause. I am continually impressed by the drive and dedication they have to end domestic violence and help those in need. It goes without saying that they are a remarkable organization, and I am truly looking forward to future events!
Becky's Fund is a wonderful organization that I am proud to support. The passion behind the mission of Becky's fund is evident through Becky's tireless efforts to run the organization and make it a place where victims of abuse can feel safe. I've attended a number of Becky's fund events and the level of detail that goes into operating the organization, transcends into its events. The events are well planned, beautiful, and always classy. I would also say that the organization communicates messages that are frequent, consistent, and effective, which is vital to making sure that victims of abuse have a constant reminder that support is around the corner. This is truly wonderful organization.
With so many non-profits in the area, Becky’s Fund stands out because of its founder, Becky Lee. She is one of the most passionate, compassionate, and hardworking people I know. Her tireless dedication to a cause that most people don’t want to recognize is inspiring. I initially volunteered because I believe in the fight against domestic violence, but have continued to volunteer for the last two years because Becky’s devotion encourages me to want to do more.
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.
I'm on the board for Becky's Fund, and spend a lot of time with the team and their clients. I can say with confidence (and data) that this organization's ability to raise awareness and serve constituents is as good as any that I've been a part of (I've served on several non-profit boards). Becky Lee (founder and ED) is very passionate about the mission and constantly supports victims and their families nearly 24x7, and the use of funds is very transparent and appropriate, guided by a thoughtful strategy and mission. The ethics and outcomes of Beckys Fund are excellent and the core reasons why I view them as among the best out there.
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.
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. :)
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!
I have had the pleasure of working with Becky Lee and her non-profit for the past 2 1/2 years. I first invited Becky to come speak to my Issue's in Women's Health class at American University in the Fall of 2010 and have invited her back every semester since. As a professor at both American and GW it is great to have a local non-profit that is so accessible and can relate to college aged women on such an important topic. Every year my students tell how much of an impact Becky's Fund presentation had and often ask about volunteering with the organization.
Volunteering for Becky’s Fund has been one of the most gratifying experiences I have had as a student here in Washington, D.C., over the past few years. I first became involved with the organization after Becky Lee came in as a guest speaker on the issue of domestic violence in one of my classes. Becky Lee has a personally inspiring story in the founding this non-profit and the level of her devotion to ending and preventing domestic violence for all women. After that one guest lecture, where Becky put an end to certain myths surrounding DV that I had always heard repeated (such as DV only manifesting as physical abuse), I knew I wanted to work for her organization by contributing my time. When I come into the office, I am given research assignments on university policies surrounding sexual harassment prevention and resources available to students, or domestic violence is rural Alaska where resources are few and far between. I have also been assigned to work on video projects that target 12 to 16 year-olds on the warning signs of dating violence. In such an accomplished and strong organization, I have been thrilled at how much responsibility I have been handed and how respected my work has been, which drives me to work even harder! I feel as though the work I do here is truly helping to make a difference in domestic violence awareness. I plan to stay with Becky’s Fund for a long time to come and I look forward to working directly with clients in the future.
Donating money to a charity is one thing, but donating your time and sweat is another. As I like to joke with Becky, time is not tax deductible. When someone is really moved by a cause they are willing donate their time and energy to help support that cause. I remember getting a text from Becky, "hey, can you come help me out for an hour? We just need to move a few things." 4 or 5 hours later, we have finished moving a "few" things. But that is the life of someone involved with a great cause that they believe in, long days full of countless hours of work. I have never seen someone work as hard as Becky to successfully help others in need. She is able to do what she does, because of her belief in the mission of Becky's Fund. That belief and passion is contagious, and makes it easy to spend countless hours helping out. Bringing awareness to and ending domestic violence is one of the most worthy causes I have volunteered for and I look forward to dedicating more of my time and sweat in the future.
Becky's Fund was one of the most important experiences of my life as in immigrant woman . Becky made me feel and this was not an issue only for Americans that is really happening world wide and we need to so something about it. Is so hard to be on other women shoes that's why you never have to underestimate the pain and the struggle of other people. I'm proud to represent all Latin woman and this charity cause today ... because if we don't do anything about it this issue could affect the people you love the most.
Becky's Fund was one of the most positive working experiences of my life. In the eight months I interned at BF I feel like we made such an impact on the campaign against domestic violence. Before working there I thought of DV as an important issue, but I did not truly realize its magnitude. Becky's Fund showed me that DV is a public issue that has family, community, and national ramifications. One of the great aspects of Becky's Fund is its ability to influence DV on the individual level and the community level. Its programs such as Financial Planning Sessions for Women directly help survivors who seek out help in restarting their lives. Simultaneously its Men's Mentorship Program and College Tour work toward preventing DV by educating America's youth about the issue. Becky's Fund is a wonderful organization that works tirelessly on the anti-DV campaign and is always looking for innovative ways of preventing it. My internship at Becky's Fund was worth every moment.
A friend introduced me to Becky Lee last winter and through speaking with her I first learned about Becky's Fund and its mission to raise awareness of domestic and dating violence. I took particular interest in Becky and her story because I had never met someone who started their own nonprofit organization. It is a relief everytime you meet someone so passionate about a cause that had never previously affected them directly. I believe this represents an awareness of human conditions and experience that extends far beyond oneself. Becky informed me of the various methods Becky's Fund utilizes to help accomplish its mission. One of the programs that I took an interest in is the Young Men's Mentorship program. The purpose of the program is to reduce future instances of domestic violence by providing a role model and setting a positive example for young men who are determined to be at risk of potentially becoming abusers in adulthood. Becky introduced me to the program by inviting me to attend various program events. I discovered that Becky's Fund allowed me the opportunity to contribute to a great cause on a personal level that is missed out on when you just contribute through monetary donations. Becky Lee represents a degree of selflessness that is to be admired and possesses a wealth of compassion. It is a pleasure to work with her and Becky's Fund.
I've been donating to Becky's Fund for a few years now after I'd met the founder, Becky Lee. Seeing how passioniate she was about this great charity inspired me to get involved. They seem to be constantly coming up with new and exciting ways to raise awareness and help to end domestic violence. I will continue to support this great organization!
Like far too many others, my childhood family was marred by domestic violence. Frankly, until I met Becky I was satisfied just to avoid having it recur in my adult family. Meeting Becky, watching her dedication, hard work and learning from the experiences she shared from the many women she has helped changed all that. I now know, for example, that as deadly as it sometimes is, physical abuse may be the least painful occurrence. The psychological and emotional damage done to the "person" of the victim and to the children is devastating because, more often than not, it goes unrecognized and/or untreated for a lifetime. Becky helped me see that in my own life. One word is more appropriate that any other when it comes to Becky's Fund- GIVE!
Over the past year of interning at Becky's Fund, I've gained valuable insight into the issues surrounding dating and domestic violence through Becky, the other amazing interns, the many enthusiastic volunteers, the numerous survivors willing to bravely share their stories, and so many others I have met through this organization. Each person affiliated with Becky's Fund has taught me so much about the horrors of domestic violence, the inner workings of DC area nonprofits, and life in general. Thank you, Becky and Becky's Fund, for the opportunity to spend my time helping you put an end to dating and domestic violence!
First, I'd like to say how inspiring the founder and driving force, Becky Lee, is. It's been truly a pleasure interning at Becky's Fund thus far due to its inviting office environment and the valuable learning experience I have gained in just a few weeks. Everyone is so motivated to making a difference in educating others on the devastating effects of domestic violence through programs and events that are not only informative, but also fun. Becky's Fund is unique because it's not there to simply lecture facts and statistics, but to include and educate the next generation on promoting healthy relationships.
Becky Lee and the entire Becky's Fund staff has been instrumental in playing a definite life-changing role in my own life.
When I first heard of Becky's Fund, I volunteered as a model to take a stand against domestic violence alongside many more in the District of Columbia area at the "Walk This Way" fashion show event.
Since then, I have reached out to Becky Lee's organization for my own personal reasons and she and her staff have made every effort to reach out to me in the most kind, loving, and comfortable way possible in order to assist me with such a sensitive topic.
Becky Lee, Katie and her staff have been nothing but incredible in a gentle but effective way to empower me to recognize the issue and take a stand against it in my own life, as well as in the many lives they have touched around them.
There is nothing but good and positive things coming out of this organization for everyone!
I'm a former U.S. Army Airborne Ranger & Maryland State Trooper who witnessed domestic violence throughout my life. I met Becky Lee through her organization "Becky's Fund" and became passionate in helping other through the community with domestic violence. The organization started a Young Men's Mentoring Program and I immediately wanted to help in anyway I could through Becky's Fund. Becky's Fund has organized various events, trips, professional sports events, and educational group sessions for the young men effected through domestic violence in the community. Often so many organizations focus on the women and not the men in case of domestic violence. Becky's Fund was one of the pioneer's of this approach and she embraced my experience from both my military & law enforcement background. Becky has such a passion to help anyone and everyone effected by domestic violence. At any hour of the day Becky Lee has made herself and the organization available for victims across the country. The organization is one that embraces change and is open to new approaches in confronting this issue head on. The organization is one that focus on eliminating the issue of domestic violence and opens it's doors to men, women and children of all ages when it comes to this cause. While I volunteer with every aspect of the organization I have learned both sides of the issue facing domestic violence victims. My understanding on how, why and what reason victims remain silent as well as why so many turn their backs on this cause. One couldn't sit back and remain silent when volunteering for such a well organized, focused and respected organization without joining the fight against domestic violence. I without question believe that Becky's Fund is not only an asset to the community. I believe it's the one of the most diverse organizations addressing various causes and issues to where everyone can get involved. Becky gives everything she has to the organization and challenges everyone to do the same to rid the world of domestic violence. As a volunteer, former Army Airborne Ranger and Maryland State Trooper Becky's Fund is a Win Win for everyone!
I think the best word I could use to describe Becky's Fund is "ambitious." Working here has been such a pleasure because of how sincere everyone is about the cause, and just how many different sides of the issue the Fund seeks to tackle. From fundraisers, youth violence prevention presentations and young men's mentorship to trying to expand PTSD services for military vets, Becky's Fund is committed to stopping the violence before it starts, in addition to providing legal resources and other help to victims-- truly attacking the issue on all sides!
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.
Interning with Becky's Fund for the past three months has not only taught me the inner-workings of a non-profit, but that community involvement is what truly drives change. Becky's Fund incorporates members of its community in order to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that affects many, but is rarely talked about. Rebekah Lee, volunteers, interns, sponsors...the list continues of the diverse group of individuals who work tirelessly to make domestic violence a topic of discussion and to ultimately eradicate it so that everyone, regardless of race, sex, or ethnicity, can live without fear.
I have a family member who is a victim and I have seen how it can destroy a family and especially how the cycle of abuse negatively affects their children- I walk, help in anything I’m capable of, and raise funds in their honor, thanks to the amazing opportunity I have been given by Becky Lee to be part of Becky’s Fund. I want to continue to help and do anything possible to prevent that any more mothers and daughters and grand-daughters and friends have to suffer from domestic violence and this is all possible because of people who are heroes in our society, like Becky who creates an amazing organization such as Becky’s Fund, that have the courage to deal with social taboo issues such like domestic violence.
It has been a pleasure to know and work with Becky Lee and Becky’s Fund. From the smaller gatherings teaching empowerment to young girls, to the always fun and informative Walk This Way Event, Becky’s Fund pushes forward in it’s pursuit to end Domestic Violence. Combining both local outreach with Celebrity advocates, Becky’s Fund has been able to educate our youth and provide assistance to those who have been in Domestic Abuse situations. I thank Becky’s Fund and will continue to support this organizations efforts.
Becky's Fund is one of the hardest working non-profits. Becky has told me several stories about domestic violence and how it effects our everyday lives. Becky is continually engaging people thru events, speeches and safety classes. I look forward to helping in the future.
I'm proud to be affiliated with Becky's Fund. Domestic and dating violence is shockingly prevalent, affecting one in three women during her lifetime. Becky's Fund, under the thoughtful and capable leadership of Becky Lee, is an organization that implements large-scale changes while also providing meaningful and one-on-one support to victims. The organization's team is exceedingly committed to empowering women and girls and to the fight against domestic and dating violence. I'm altogether confident that the organization has already made and will continue to make a difference in the lives of women.
As a volunteer and supporter of the Becky fund; it means a lot to me to know that there is an organization that fosters the awareness of domestic violence. As a post victim, being a part of the Becky fund and having to opportunity to see how hard the organization work to encourage the advocacy of such violence, has not only elevated my awareness, but has also provided me with the knowledge and the tools to enhance the awareness of others. I personally feel that in today’s society, the awareness of domestic violence can never be express enough. Thank you Becky fund for all that you continue to do.
As a long time Washington D.C. resident and professional, many worthy organizations approach me and fellow DC-ites to contribute time, funds and general support for their particular cause. Becky's Fund was brought to my attention after first starting its aggressive campaign against the violence against women problem our country has, and I have been a supporter since as a donor, volunteer, and informal advisor to Ms. Lee. What's important here is that Ms. Lee is a hands on leader who tackles this sensitive issue head on. She has assisted women I know in DC with their issues in this regard, helping them work out their own personally painful experiences. However, and more important, she is working as a professional and attorney to eliminate the cause of the problem - a lack of education among young men and women regarding violence and unacceptable behavior. I will continue to support Beckys Fund in its fight. And while I am a father of two girls, so I am biased about the importance of this issue, it is an issue that affects all of us in some way, and it must be addressed by compassionate and informed professionals like Ms. Lee.
My introduction to Becky's Fund was the 2010 Walk This Way Charity Fashion Show and after that experience I was compelled to get involved. I am currently a volunteer and supporter of Becky's fund and enjoy the opportunity to serve others while raising awareness of such an important issue. Since my introduction I have been involved with other events to include but not limited to the Becky’s Fund Young Men’s Mentoring Program, 2011 Walk This Way Charity Fashion Show and even walked a mile in heels to raise awareness. It is not a surprise to see the impact in one year on the important work of Becky's Fund as more people have gotten involved in assisting the mission. It is very exciting to observe this first hand and I am looking forward to what's next.
I am a volunteer, supporter,friend and client of Becky's fund.
We have held self-defense classes at Jordin's Paradise dance and fitness studio and we have choreographed a dance skit for Walk this way 2010. Becky helped me get through some difficult times and supported me mentally. Whatever I needed help with at any time she was there to assist me. One of the greatest non-profits I have worked with and we are going to do more, greater and bigger things together that will have an impact in the World.
I guess I would be under Client Served and Volunteer. I will put client served though because that is the capacity where I have benefited most. I met Becky about 2 years ago, around the year anniversary of my rape. Since then, she has been a true friend and source of support through my struggles with that experience and dealing with other domestic abuse situations from before and since. I have especially appreciated her efforts to kick me in the ass so to speak, to push myself further to be of help to myself and to others. She believes in me and that has helped me have confidence that I am on a healthy road in dealing with myself and others. I am forever thankful that she pushed me to write for the Becky's Fund newsletter about an event that related to my experiences. I was so angry that she "made" me write! And it was one of the best things anyone has ever done for me because it helped me to move on in a way I had not been able to do for over a year. And she has had faith in me to give back by way of assisting with her Workshops for girls and young women. It has been such a rewarding experience to help inform young people to be self-aware and supportive of others. I did not have this kind of support at a young age and I feel blessed to have an opportunity to help children in any way.
More recently Becky has yet again been pro-active in helping me deal with more recent developments. She personally keeps up with me and encourages me. Through her organization I meet other like-minded people who have been a great source of support. Whenever I am around this group of people I feel so positive about the direction I am taking in my life. It has been a difficult road but one made easier to travel by the people at Becky's Fund.
I am looking forward to again helping with the "Becoming your own Heroine" workshop.