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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Crime & Law, Disaster Aid, Domestic Violence, Protection Against Abuse, Search & Rescue Squads

Mission: NWCAVE helps to inform, educate and prevent violence and exploitation against women and children nationally and internationally. Whether human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, stalking, bullying, hate crimes and all other forms of violence and exploitation against women and children, NWCAVE strives to keep the public informed and educated on how we can live in a more civilized society free of violence.

Results: We have a DREAM…a World without Violence, we hope you do too! Contact us to learn more www.NWCAVE.org.

Target demographics: women, children and families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: women, children and families in Washington, Oregon, and Califorina. We also helped women internationally through our partnership with Free the Girls.

Geographic areas served: United States of America

Programs: our national missing children's division, media council, training & conference institute, speakers bureau, Gift of Lift bra program and our newest program, WA Says No More (a state-wide effort to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault) are among the programs and services we provide locally, nationally and internationally.

Community Stories

143 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been working with NWCAVE for over a decade. My involvement began as I covered missing children stories and sex trafficking cases. NWCAVE played a vital role in connecting families and victims with the media to give them an opportunity to share their stories and keep their stories in the headlines. I was so impressed with the commitment and diligent work this organization does that I became more involved. NWCAVE has not only changed so many individual lives, but entire communities have been educated along the way and become advocates on an important subject matter. Change happens when people care. NWCAVE is dedicated wholeheartedly to being the change in this world and motivating others to want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. - Araksya Karapetyan

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NWCAVE Thank you Araksya for the kind words and a decade of serves and support of our vision...a World Without Violence! Thank you for your leadership and help making media matter too. You rock!

6 sherryvance

Volunteer

Rating: 5

strongly suggest you be involved with this group, helps many inspires all

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you Sherry for the continued support and friend, NWCAVE appreciates it! We look forward to seeing you next weekend in support of all the good your club does for women and girls! Thanks again!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

the education you are providing has saved many lives, I can not thank you enough for spreading the word!!!

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NWCAVE 10/12/2014

Thank you Sherry for the support and ongoing participation at our events and trainings. Much appreciation!

4 Kris I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Michelle Bart works tirelessly to help those that don't have a voice and she goes above and beyond to fight for the rights of others. I was invited to take part in the fun Gift of Lift event which was only one of many successful events she is a part of to benefit and support women on many levels.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you Kris for the kind words! Your continued support is much appreciated. Thanks again for the review!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NWCAVE works tirelessly in the community of Clark County, Washington, to find missing children, provide education on domestic violence and sexual exploitation of women and children, and partner with local law enforcement and media for proven results. This nonprofit plays an important role in our community and has merged many resources to affect real change.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you 'VIPS" for the nice words and review! We appreciate the partnership with VPD and your continued support at our community resource events is much appreciated! Keep up the good work you do for Vancouver!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to work with NWCAVE over the past few years, and the leaderships passion for protecting and serving their community is unparalleled.

The statistics of human trafficking are staggering, and while they are working with what can be the saddest demographic they have a very positive approach. These women are joyful educators, that jump into action on behalf of women and families at a moments notice.

Michelle and hear team are truly impressive pillars of the community. The service that they provide is invaluable!

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you so very much for the wonderful review! Your support and continued partnership is much appreciated!! Thank you and keep up the good work you do too!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Michelle Bart is phenomenal working with high risk youth and her resources are far reaching - many I had not heard of before, and I've been in the criminal justice field for 30 years. She was the first person I called when a 16 year old sexual assault victim was missing. She was able to meet with myself and the family within hours of my call. The youth is safe at home again, yet Michelle continues to have regular contact with myself and the family. Her passion is quite obvious and she works harder than anyone I know. This organization is a critical part of the Human Trafficking Task Force and we are very fortunate to have the headquarters here in Vancouver, WA. This is a non-profit very worthy of support.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you for the kind review! NWCAVE appreciates the partnership with our collaborators including the justice departments and attorneys we work with, thank you for the support and we look forward to our continued partnership only getting stronger in effort to bring home the kids and get them all justice! Thanks again!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing! I attended their last event at the Hilton Vancouver Washington and learned so much along with meeting great people. There is no way to measure the value of getting a child back to their parents or helping those in violent situations. Michelle Bart is my hero!

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Hero? Wow, thank you for the kind words, but in all reality we are just doing our part to bring kids home and be a voice for justice against the evils that prey upon society including those that do harm to our kids; the victims and survivors are our heroes, but thank you for the kinds words and review!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group provides the best support for families of our missing loved ones.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you for the review, much appreciation Anniemac!! Your support is appreciated!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Irma Magana , I would like to have this non profit recognized as one of the best when it comes to helping families finding their children. They have responded very efficiently to the needs of of the clark county community and also support them through out the process. They show compassion and reapect on all they do. I find them to be the Best! Thank you NWWCAVE! :)

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you for the kind words and review Irma! The feeling is mutual and we so appreciate our strong partnership with the YWCA Clark County. Being able to partner on having a voice for missing youth that are undocumented has been a new territory the past couple of years and so appreciate the collaboration with you to bring them home safe! Thanks again Irma, keep up the great job too!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

NWCAVE is fully active in the community. Members participate in numerous civic and community events. By getting to know us, agencies and individuals know they can turn to us for help and support. We are fighting for a world free from violence!

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you birdseed for the kind words and review, much appreciation!!

12 W. Bruce A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Michelle Bart (Co-founder of NWCAVE) at a community event and was moved to tears when she told me of the exploitation and violence happening around us, largely unseen. Two months later, I saw a "Please Share, Missing Child" post on Facebook (Vancouver, WA) and then contacted the missing child's guardian. She had no experience in how to publicize a missing child, so I called MIchelle and asked her to get involved. The next day, the photo of that 13 year old girl (Patience Freimuth) was on the local TV news and featured prominently in the hometown newspaper. The girl was found safe and returned home. Words cannot express the value of knowing there is a resource that MAKES THINGS happen. This difficult work requires the involvement and contributions of the entire community, and the leadership of an organization like NWCAVE.ORG

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you so very much Bruce for the kind words and review! We were happy things ended well for that family, as you know, we're not always celebrating a homecoming so this case put a smile on our face. Thanks again for calling us about it and for your continued support! Thanks Bruce!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

It's been our pleasure offering space to NWCAVE so they can further their mission. The new Community Resource Center will now be home to the new Vancouver radio station KXRW and with both NWCAVE and the team at XRAY / KXRW FM, Consign Inn is happy our building and space could be a benefit to both organizations and the community we all serve.

Keep up the great job NWCAVE !

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you Donna and Consign Inn for your continued support and providing us with the office and Community Resource Center. This has been a great partnership and we look forward to a great 2017!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the work that you do in our community and nationally. We appreciate your willingness to attend our Faith-Based Coffee meeting to share information about your organization as well as how the community can engage with the work that you do.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you for the kind words and review! We appreciated being invited to speak at your group and look forward to attending another meeting in the near future! Thanks for all you do to make a difference in the lives of the kids in our community too! Thanks again!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

NWCAVE is an inspiration to many who work with us and those we touch. From our conferences in Vancouver, WA to Ontario, CA, we have informed and educated over 200 attendees every year on sexual assault, human trafficking, bullying, internet safety and more. Locally, educating hospital staff on human trafficking and children on internet safety, we strive to save more children through awareness at a younger age. Our Missing Persons Division has found several children over the past couple of years with positive results. It is personally rewarding to be involved in this organization when we find or save another child from perilous situations.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you Wanda for the kind words and review! It has been an honor of ours to have you on our team all of these year and we look forward to continue moving mountains with you to end violence in our society and to bring more kids home safely! Thanks for all you do Wanda!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with NWCAVE and Michelle Bart through their conferences and have found them to be most informative when it comes to human trafficking and especially their work with missing children. Michelle is an expert with social media and has the wide spread network to make the difference in finding missing persons. She is passionate and caring and has the biggest heart to bring the children home. It is a pleasure to work with her and NWCAVE.

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NWCAVE 10/31/2014

Thank you Wanda for the kind words! We're so thrilled you are on our team and thank you for all that you do!

19 Kay_25

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NWCAVE has been a vital part of Clark County's Human Trafficking Task Force. They have sponsored tracings for members. They have been the support for families of children that are missing and endangered. They provide the link between the media and law enforcement in getting the word out in a way that does not cause further danger. Their involvement in the community is passionate, with gift of lift, feeding the homeless and creating child safety awareness.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you Kay for the updated review and kind words, your continued support and partnership is much appreciated! Thank you for all you do to help the kids in our community too. You rock our friend!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NWCAVE has been active in the fight against violence against women in our community. They have provided training for fighting commercial sexual exploitation of women. Michelle worked very hard and closely with law enforcement to get the media coverage that was needed to get one of our local youth rescused. They keep the word out on women that are missing, not letting their stories die and fall silent in the cold case file. I have learned so much from working with NWCAVE and am so thankful they are here in our community. However, they do not limit their work to our community. Michelle is a pit bull when you get her on a project and I thank them for all they do!

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NWCAVE 10/14/2014

Kay, thank you for the review! We have enjoyed working with you the past four years on the Clark County Human Trafficking Task Force and look forward to our continued partnership on the task force and other services as we continue working together to combat violence and human trafficking in Clark County, WA and beyond! Thanks again for the review.

18 Kathleen113

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NWCAVE is very active and committed to education and bringing awareness to the nightmare of Sex Trafficking, missing children and domestic violence and it's effect on children! There is no one more involved and committed to this than NWCAVE who is very visible in our state. They advocate, they help find missing children and do seminars that include many tv and movie stars who were victims of abuse and rape sharing their stories and adding to the visibility needed to bring this to the public's eye. To bring the awareness that's needed to bring change in laws and perception. Excellent role models, great Non Profit. You Can Stop Domestic Abuse turns to NWCAVE often and appreciates all they do to educate on a constant level the police and justice system.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you Kathleen for the kind words and review! The feeling is mutual, thanks for all you do in Vancouver too. We appreciate your support!!

16 Erik8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The leadership within NW Cave is impeccable. Transparency and efficiency sum up their actions. The coordination with other organizations attest to the teamwork necessary to accomplish something so important. The help they give and awareness they bring to the community and around the country is phenomenal.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you Erik for the kind words and review. You are appreciated more than you know and our community is so luck to have you and your business in our town. Thanks again for your continued support and partnership!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NW CAVE gets involved in places where no one else will help. The board is made up of people from the community who really care and get involved in places that others of us are not willing to go.

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NWCAVE 04/27/2016

Thank you for the kind words and review! Your support is much appreciated.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NWCAVE is very effective at informing, educating and preventing violence and exploitation against women and children nationally and internationally. But their commitment to strong organizations does not stop with their own organization. As an active member of Washington Nonprofits, NWCAVE stepped forward to lead an effective conversation on how to engage the media in spreading your message. NWCAVE founder Michelle Bart and board member Natalie Brand led an interactive discussion that engaged nonprofits from across Washington. I deeply appreciated the practical knowledge and tools that they shared with organizations not working in the media space.

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NWCAVE 04/27/2016

Nancy, thank you so very much for the kind words. It was our pleasure presenting Media Matters to the nonprofits on the call/webinar and look forward to doing it again soon! Thank you for all that you do too; WA Nonprofits is one of the best organizations we have joined since beginning NWCAVE, thank you!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have a DREAM!
I was raped on Halloween in 1992 in Denver, Colorado but totally moved on forgetting the power I had and should have used to report the co-worker that raped me. Fast forward years of working with and for nonprofits in Los Angeles it wasn't until moving to Vancouver, WA that totally made me appreciate my life.

In 2008 I was asked to represent a family of a missing 3-year-old child. Then in 2009 I met a 17 year old human trafficked survivor. Then later that year our efforts searching for a missing 14 year old black girl from Portland resulted in learn she was raped, beaten, shot to death and buried in two plastic bags by at 16 year old gang member that turned my vision of this world on its axel. I created a conference and program in 2009 that turned into a new lifetime dream...a world without violence and human trafficking.

In 2012 a few of us took the program and decided to create a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit called the National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE). Today we are licensed in Washington, Oregon and California. Have helped in over 30 missing persons cases. Have conducted annual conferences every January again violence and exploitation. Launched a national training institute. Have presented at over 400 conferences, schools, and community groups (on Child Safety, Internet Safety, Bullying, Abduction/Stranger Danger, Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking). Produced a film on human trafficking. Formed a national journalism and humanitarian awards. And just this summer opened our first office and community resource center. All of this since 2008 with all volunteers and no staff and a very small budget.

We have come full circle with dedication, love and passion to keep kids safe, prevent abductions and kidnappings, empower women and girls and provide services that benefit communities in three states. Giving Tuesday is one effort we have support that past few years and this year we are nominating our organization and all of those we serve for this grant!

We Have a Dream...a World Without Violence & Exploitation and we hope you do too!

Review from #MyGivingStory

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Danielle Hone (14 years old) left her home in August 2015. She was finally located in another state and returned in March 2016.

NWCAVE was instrumental in helping the Clark County Sheriff's Office in locating Danielle Hone. Their willingness to liaison with the family allowed me to focus my efforts on finding Danielle. They took the lead in getting the necessary information out to the media and public. They assisted in channeling the tips and leads to a single point to ensure efficiency.

NWCAVE was accessible 24/7 and worked within the parameters I needed as Law Enforcement.

Thank you NWCAVE for a job well done in bringing home another missing girl.

-Det. Scott Kirgiss, CCSO Major Crimes Unit

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NWCAVE 03/29/2016

Thank you Detective Kirgiss and CCSO for your continued partnership. It's our honor and pleasure to work with the department on bringing these kids home! Keep up the great work! #MediaMatters.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Michelle came to our middle school career fair and delivered an amazing presentation about her experiences and amazing background. This is a wonderful organization and does a lot of good for the community. Especially for our youth and teaching them how to be safe in a digital age.

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NWCAVE 03/29/2016

Thank you for the kind words and the great work you and the school district are doing to keep kids safe, educated and inspiring them to be change makers in the world!

24 Shelley24

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to work with FoxNews35 in Lake Mary Fl. during the Caylee Anthony case. It was during that time that I had met Michelle Bart, and coordinated with her to work on missing person cases.

I have dealt with Michelle on both a personal and professional level and I find her a caring and compassionate person and a joy to work with.

Michelle is a very caring and compassionate person and NWCAVE has been her dream for many years. NWCAVE is starting to make it's way into the public eye and and we want to keep ourselves there so families and individuals know we are just around the corner.

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NWCAVE 11/03/2014

Thanks for the review Shelley and thank you for being our National Missing Persons Division Director; we are making a huge difference for many families and its because of the leadership and expertise you bring to our organization, thank you!

24 Kami2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NWCAVE is an amazing organization that helps women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. I am so proud of Michelle Bart and her dedicated team! NWCAVE is changing lives by helping others who cannot help themselves. This is an amazing non-profit that truly serves those who need it most.

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NWCAVE 11/03/2014

Thank you Kami for the kind words and review. We are thrilled you are on our team and look forward to carrying Rita's vision forward as we continue making a difference in the lives of others.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

NWCAVE is an amazing organization that impacts so many people with information and resources to help girls and women who have been victims of abuse. I have personally seen how their outreach has helped to spread the message of empowerment for victims through media and beyond. - Lisa Guerrero, Chief Investigative Correspondent at "Inside Edition"

20 Athena P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

NWCAVE and the people involved are professional and dedicated to this important cause. I have watched the team work tirelessly and with integrity and am proud to be associated with them. What they give of themselves to serve victims should be an inspiration to all. This is a great charity to support!

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NWCAVE 10/31/2014

Thank you Athena for the review. Keep up the great work you are doing too. NWCAVE applauds you for your ongoing efforts in helping so many victims of human trafficking become survivors. Bless you for all you and James do!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NWCAVE works tirelessly to fight for the rights of women and to educate the public on various important issues pertaining to them. They have been instrumental in building awareness of sex trafficking in America and it's impact on society. A great organization to support!

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NWCAVE 12/13/2013

Thank you Athena for the kind remarks! Thank you for supporting our mission and organization and believing in the DREAM! Your guidance, partnership and ongoing friendship is much appreciated by everyone at NWCAVE! See you in January!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with NWCAVE from the beginning. After learning about the problem with Human Trafficking local and abroad I could not look away. The difference that this group makes in families lives is priceless. To be able to inform, educate and prevent violence is very powerful.

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NWCAVE 10/31/2014

Thank you Carolyn for the kind words. So glad we're in this together! We both have a DREAM...and together with out supporters we will continue making a difference against violence and exploitation!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NWCAVE works to help the most under-served segment of our society, women, children who are trafficked and sold. Michelle Bart is a strong leader and advocate within our community to stop the devastating effects on the lives of individuals who become ensnared in "the life." NWCAVE has become a powerful voice against violence and trafficking. Keep up the great work.

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NWCAVE 10/31/2014

Margaret, thank you so very much for an added review. We look forward to our continued partnership with you for SWCAT 2016!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional working with exploited children, most of my clientele being female, NWCAVE provides a venue for educating myself, the public, and professionals in my field with an understanding of how we can be a force working against exploitation of women, reducing violence in our communities, and how we need to organize to provide the appropriate types of interventions. NWCAVE is passionate, has expertise, and is a moving force in this effort to end violence and exploitation of women, and young girls.

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NWCAVE 12/05/2013

Thank you MEvanow for the kind words! It's been a real pleasure working with you on the Southwest Conference Against Trafficking (www.SWCAT.org) and we look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks again!! NWCAVE

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization. Michelle Bart lives and breathes to find and save trafficked kids. She is amazing and never stops fighting the fight.

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NWCAVE 10/31/2014

Thank you Dee Dee for the kind words. Our success can only be measured by the support of others and without Alaska Airlines the past few years we would never be able to do the good work we continue to do with our trainings, conferences and events. On behalf of our entire leadership team, thank you and thank you Alaska Airlines!

20 Roots M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not say enough about NWCAVE. My son was recently missing and Michelle Bart of this organization was with me from the first day until we found him. She was with me heart and soul and genuinely concerned for my family. She was THE driving force behind locating my son. She worked tirelessly until he was found and is still available to me now. I feel I have found a friend for life, and an organization that I am now permanently invested in. The organization was my saving grace, my comfort, my everything throughout the most terrifying and confusing time of my entire life. I could not have made it through this time without Michelle. NWCAVE was able to help locate my son before the police even began to work the case. Blessings to each and every family who has ever suffered the loss of a loved one.

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NWCAVE 10/29/2014

Thank you Roots for the kind words and support. We are happy our efforts helped you to hear from your son and we pray he is safe and happy. We're always here for you and your son if you need any resources and support. All our best.

20 Susan348

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NWCAVE and Michelle Bart, are amazing at what they do! Michelle has her whole heart and soul into what she does. Preventing, advising, supporting and bring awareness to the community can be a very challenging task in today's society. These ladies are the prime example of doing what it takes to be completely selfless. I have never met people who have so much compassion for trying to help bring a positive influence to society. They are so compassionate and have so much passion for what they do, they actually involve their young niece's. Which in my world is the best way to start the awarness, at a young age. I love these ladies and would totally trust them with my life! Amazing, passionate, supportive, and compassinate!

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NWCAVE 10/29/2014

Susan, your ongoing support with our programs and events continue driving us to continue doing the work our organization is all about. Its supporters like you that help us continue putting our mission into action to helping others! All our best and see you at the next endeavor!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I first met Michelle Bart whiling working as a journalist in Portland, Oregon, covering the high profile missing persons case of Yashanee Vaughn. Her passion and dedication touched me, and, I believe ultimately helped the case get solved. Since then, I've watched Michelle give hope to families and victims, time and time again. When no one else is willing to fight their cause, Michelle and NWCAVE give a voice to the voiceless...willing to step in with assistance no matter how great the challenge.

I didn't think twice when Michelle asked me to serve as a media liaison. The work of this group is critical to raising awareness and helping to fight violence against women, everywhere.

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NWCAVE 10/29/2014

Thank you Natalie! We are thrilled you are on our team. We knew when we first met you that you were a reporter that strived to be a voice for justice. Thank you for the support, kind words and passion to support our organization. Looking forward to our continued partnership and friendship!! Keep up the great work you do for victims and families!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Passion. That is what you get with Michelle Bart and NWCAVE. Her dedication to her mission and the people she helps is incredible and admirable. Once Michelle is on board, consider it done. I have been a reporter for 20 years and I have never met anyone with her work ethic. Weekends, holidays, middle of the night. I wish there more people like Michelle and organizations like NWCAVE in this world.
Itica Milanes KGTV

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NWCAVE 10/29/2014

Itica, thank you for the kind words and review. Your words meet the world to us and I hope you know just how much we appreciate the work you do too! The offer is always on the table for you to come join our Media Council! You are a reporter making a difference and we are so pleased you are one of the journalists we call a friend! All our best!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a new board member for NWCAVE, I have learned so much from Michelle Bart and the NWCAVE partners. There is consistent focus on education, awareness and advocacy to bring an end to violence against women and children. The conference against Human Trafficking (SWCAT) in Pomona, CA in January 2014 was the best I have ever attended with outstanding speakers on topics that left you wanting more information. The upcoming No More Summit in Vancouver, WA on January 17, 2015 has a list of speakers you will not want to miss. Michelle has done an awesome job of leading our NWCAVE team and inspiring us to see the bigger picture of how we can help the fight against violence in our community.

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NWCAVE 10/29/2014

Thank you Wanda for the support and dedication of being on our board of directors! Having you on our team has meant the word to us and we know we are in good hands with you as our finance director! Thank you so very much for the kind words and riding this wave with us!

18 Lindsay26

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with this organization in reporting on missing women, and Michelle Bart has been an excellent and knowledgeable source. More importantly, she truly cares.

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NWCAVE 10/29/2014

Thank you Lindsay for the kind words and review! Thank you for all of the support covering our case and having a voice for Kara Nichols. You are a great reporter and the offer is always on the table for you to come on board and join our Media Council, just let us know! Keep up the great work!

18 Jessica194

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Michelle Bart and NWCAVE have done an impecable job serving this community. As a former reporter for a local television station, I relied on Michelle Bart for any issue related to violence and exploitation of women and children. Michelle and NWCAVE have been instrumental helping victims and/or families through extrodinarily difficult situations and helping relay the necessary information publicly. Reporters in this town can attest to her invaluable skills. Michelle and NWCAVE are a great resource for reporters and this community.-- Jessica Morkert

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NWCAVE 10/29/2014

Jessica, thank you for the continued support and friendship over all of these years. Please know, you always hold a special place with us and the door is always open for you to join us! Congratulations on the new position; Multnomah County is now in good hands my friend!!

19 Thomas40

Client Served

Rating: 5

Michelle Bart and NWCAVE
Have been, and are still there for my missing daughter
Kayla croft Payne
This organization has been extremely helpfull
In being that voice for my daughter
And has even been there for us
In a supportive role
This orginization fights tirelessly
For not only violence against women
But for missing/exploited children also
Thank you, Thomas v Payne

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NWCAVE 10/14/2014

Thank you Tom. We just wish we could do more and bring Kayla home. We will always be a voice for Kayla until she comes home and we're always here for your and Karen and the rest of the family. Thank you for the review.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Michelle and NWCAVE have been invaluable in the search for a former student of mine who went missing two years ago. They continue to keep Kara's cause in the public eye and their support for her family and friends has been amazing- professional, yet loving and caring. I have worked with many social agencies in my career and endorse NWCAVE completely.

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NWCAVE 10/14/2014

Thank you Dina for the review. We were hoping her parents would have more answers by now and that Colorado Springs Police would have the leads needed to lead to Kara, but we wont give up on her. Thank you for the kind words and thank you for all you have been doing as well to keep her case and face visible. Thanks again Dina.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped at several NWCAVE events. The organization fills a very needed community service and serves with compassion and professionalism. The work that NWCAVE has done in the Washington and Oregon areas to educate and assist the community is beyond valuable. The level of passion and dedication is something that you do not see very often and that is the reason for NWCAVE's success. I am proud to work with the group in helping to end the plight of Human Trafficking.

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NWCAVE 10/12/2014

Thank you Jody for the kind review and support over the years. Your ongoing participation and support are reasons we continue striving for a society free of violence. Thank you for being one of our voices for justice!

17 ARBS4S

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NWCAVE put together a conference in Pomona, CA in January 2014. The conference was very well organized, thoughtful, informative and fostered collaboration among participants. In fact, the connections I made continue to be partners. The conference had great speakers and was inclusive of Survivors of sexual exploitation, both as participants and presenters and the closing keynote. As a speaker, I was treated with the utmost honor and respect. NWCAVE is an outstanding non-profit organization dedicated to doing the work necessary to combat violence and exploitation. Thank you, NWCAVE!

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NWCAVE 10/12/2014

Autumn, thank you for the ongoing support. Having the input and support from survivors is the utmost importance to why we do what we do. We look forward to our continued partnership and congratulate on your new International NGO for survivors of human trafficking! Keep up the great work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In January 2014, I attended the NWCAVE Conference in Pomona, CA as a speaker. The conference was extremely well-organized, extremely well-thought out, speakers were treated with the utmost respect and honor. Attendees were excited and engaged throughout the conference. In fact, as a result of the conference, a coalition was formed to continue working on the issue of human trafficking in California. I wholeheartedly recommend this organization and conference to interested parties. I can't wait until the next conference!

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NWCAVE 05/06/2014

Thank you so very much for the wonderful testimonial ARB$4$! Save the dates January 15-17, 2016 we will be back to Southern California! If you cant wait, come join us in January 2015 in Vancouver, WA. Visit www.NWCAT.com for updates. Thanks again for the nice comments!!

21 Lynda J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our life was shattering, as parents my husband and I exhausted every normal avenue in trying to find our daughter. A whole community and multiple law enforcement agencies could not do what NWCAVE, and Michelle Bart did in such a precise, quick, and effective manor. NWCAVE came recommended by law enforcement , and from the first first moment I spoke with Michelle you could hear her passion and her expertise. By far the most worthwhile and productive non profit ever. NWCAVE knew at every step what the next one was, and every option that can result from every action. I can not express how knowledgable and caring they are. Our daughter is alive and safe.

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NWCAVE 10/12/2014

Thank you Lynda for the kind words. We are thrilled our efforts along with the Vancouver Police and all of the channels were able to bring your daughter home. Our best to you, the family and most importantly Anji as she gets back on her feet!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

When my daughter Michelle, president of NWCAVE, asked me to get involved in a conference on human trafficking in 2009 I never thought the one event would have sparked the start of something greater for our community and many families five years later. I have watched Carolyn, Michelle and their team of advisors take a seed and made it grow into a life changing organization that families of missing children have been able to have more hope and help in finding their missing loved ones. I have watched the tireless efforts made pitching and working with local and national media in order to get the conversation started about child and Internet Safety and human Trafficking. I have watched these dedicated volunteers travel thousands of miles in order to help find missing children, speak at conferences and present to students in schools. When I was asked to join their team, I immediately said yes.

I am honored to bring whatever I can to the efforts to bring more awareness, education and information to the public. Although many miles and strides have been taken to make a dent into being a part of the solution against violence and exploitation, sadly so much more needs to be done and I'm happy to be part of the solution and a part of NWCAVE.

I highly recommend our organization to our community and beyond.

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NWCAVE 05/10/2014

Thank you mom for the kind words and support; glad to have you on the team!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Michelle Bart and NWCAVE were just amazing when our daughter went missing and police wouldn't do anything, but within hours of calling them they had us on television and we were able to have a voice 'Sue.' Their contributions in helping our family were unmeasurable and we will never forget what they did for us. Today, 'Sue' is home safe and although most considered her a runaway, she was taken away from someone she considered a friend, but that's history and we will always be thankful to Shelley, Michelle and their entire team at NWCAVE.org.

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NWCAVE 05/10/2014

Thank you Soccermom for the support and review! We are thrilled our efforts helped your family. Be well and have a very Happy Mother's Day!

17 ____718

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been a true pleasure working alongside the National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation (NWCAVE). We were introduced to the the organization's staff and founder, Michelle Bart, mid last year and it has been a true partnership.

We were invited to present a workshop on treatment options for commercial sexually exploited children at NWCAVE's Southwest Conference Against Trafficking in 2014. Needless to say we were appreciative of not just being invited to the conference but getting the opportunity to meet other local and national non-profits interested in helping sex trafficking survivors.

NWCAVE has a credible network of community partners that we feel comfortable in collaborating with in the future, and we attribute this reputation directly to the direct leadership and inclusive nature NWCAVE staff and their founder demonstrate.

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NWCAVE 05/06/2014

Thank you Joyce and Martha, the feeling is mutual! We look forward to our continued partnership!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NWCAVE hits the "marks" for doing what a non-profit should do- they do on the ground work finding trafficked kids, they advocate effectively against the heinous practice of sexual slavery and human trafficking and they conduct effective training events. I am proud to be associated with them
Dawn Marie Lemonds

16 sfalquist

Advisor

Rating: 5

NWCAVE is an outstanding organization that supports individuals and communities expose crimes that have been minimized. The leadership continues to fight oppression and support others through adversity. This organization plays an essential role in increasing awareness and reducing violence/exploitation.

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NWCAVE 05/06/2014

Thank you Savenia for your continued partnership and support in reaching the DREAM! We are honored to have you on our team!

18 Starr L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am amazed and always greatful about Michelle.

She created the first website for my missing murdered sister Jamie Grissim, who disappeared December 7, 1971. I am so touched by that and will always remember it.

She invited me to my first candlelight vigil for the missing, including posters of Jamie in the vigil. She invited me to another one too.

She supported me in the Clark County Sheriff's search for my sister in October 2009. She kept me company all day out in those chilly woods.

I always appreciate that she remembers my sister.

She is an advocate for the missing in our country and the abused girls and women in our country.

One couldn't ask for a better advocate.

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NWCAVE 12/13/2013

Thank you Starr for the kind words. Jamie will always be in our thoughts and prayers; we hope closure will come in the near future for you and her childhood friends. We’re always here if you should need any support in the future in Jamie’s case. All families of missing loved ones should use your determination as a great example for never giving up on those you love. God bless you my friend!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Michelle is straight forward, and gets the attention we needed in helping to find our daughter. She is still missing, but we know in our hearts that whatever Michelle and her team can do, they would be right there. I think this organization is wonderful in every aspect of their work. I have learned so much, and have all the respect for the organization. Even when they decide it's time to back away from a case, I believe they do everything within their means, and will do whatever you need from them. Michelle has the knowledge and knows the people to reach in every corner if that is what she wants or feels is necessary.

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NWCAVE 12/13/2013

Thank you Barb for the kind words. Lisa’s case will always be near and dear to our team and we hope those that took over the case will bring closure and answers to you and the family. We know people without a doubt knows what happened to Lisa, it will depend on the “powers that be” in higher law enforcement to continue to work towards a conclusion; Lisa deserves it and so does her daughter, parents, brother and all her friends and family. Our organization, although committed to helping your family, unfortunately found ourselves being asked to allow the higher authorities within the FBI and other agencies to take over where our investigation ended, so in the end we are hoping those agencies are assisting in bringing answers to where your daughter is and what happened to her. Shelley and her team are always here if you should need further support from our organization. What happened to Lisa is apparent to the evidence that was ignored, we pray the Senator and the agencies he enlisted will have more information for you in the near future. Our hearts and prayers are with you and Lisa’s entire family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

they helped me and assisting me in locating my daughter has been missing for 2 weeks and was found in another state. assisting me with getting her pictures out all over the television Internet and more without their help I could have been months even yearsand definitely been a blessing to our family couldn't have done it without them

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NWCAVE 12/13/2013

Thank you Hrcowart for the kind words! We hope and pray that you, your daughter and your entire family are on the road to brighter tomorrows and that the events this past year have brought you closer and helped to strengthen your family. God bless all of you and we’re glad our support help a little in reuniting with your beautiful daughter!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Michele is dedicated, hard working and totally AWESOME as is the Organization!

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NWCAVE 12/13/2013

Thank you marvbroadhead for the kind remarks! Thank you for supporting our mission and organization and believing in the DREAM!

17 Deborah85

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A few years ago NWCAT was my introduction to the issue of sex trafficking. It has inspired me to become an advocate and do what I can to increase awareness on this horrific issue.

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NWCAVE 12/13/2013

Thank you Deborah for the kind remarks! Thank you for supporting our mission and organization and believing in the DREAM! Your support is much appreciated by everyone at NWCAVE and thank you for all of the referrals for the upcoming Southwest Conference Against Trafficking, you rock! See you in January!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Michelle and Shelley are amazing. My son went missing back in 2011 and without the help of this organization I would have never been able to find my son's body. These people are a god sent and I thank them with all my heart. The power they have with the media is amazing to keep my son in the spotlight in order to bring him home. Hopefully one day I can pay them back for all they had done for our family and they make me want to be a better person. Someday I would like to give back to this world the way this organization does. Thank you NWCAVE for all you do in this world to stop violence against women and keep our children safe. Love Kimberly Fox

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NWCAVE 12/13/2013

Kim, your ongoing kind words over the years is heartwarming! Shelley and I were glad we could support you and your family in searching for your son. Your case will always be in our mind as we know the system let you and Charlie down, but in the end finding him was the objective and that was achieved. Although that can never bring his beautiful soul back, his smile is always looking down and guiding you in your journey on earth; to us, that is a comfort for all families who are reunited with their children. Sending you, your daughter and entire family our very best. Thank you again for the ongoing support!

18 Krystol D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met Michele Bart through a mutual friend of ours. i was able to do some work for her on behalf of NWCAVE. Michele is very professional and nice. The work we did was able to help those and her staff! I'm glad I did it. I support this organization 100%.

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NWCAVE 12/13/2013

Krystol, thank you for your kind words. Thank you for your recent support in writing the truth about our team members contracting brucellosis after searching for a missing person. They are both still very sick but are on the mend; your support getting their story out is much appreciated. While working with the late singer Whitney Houston in the 90’s she told me “…always be true to yourself Michelle and you will go far in life.” I pass those same thoughts onto you, be true to yourself Krystol and you will continue to go far in media and journalism. You are a “Voice for Justice” my friend! Thanks again!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is a true powerhouse. Their dedication and passion for ending violence against women and girls is inspiring.

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NWCAVE 12/05/2013

Thank you for the kinds words tirose! Happy Holidays and thank you for inspiring us to make a difference too!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

NWCAVE is an amazing organization whom you really can't put a label on because they go above and beyond their title! NWCAVE supported me mentally after I was profiled by the police in South Carolina and handcuffed because I am Black. They made sure I understood my rights as an American, helped me receive legal advice and were really the back bone to me specking out on what a issue Racial Profiling is in this country. Never was a phone call or email unanswered! I appreciate them always and I am open to help any way I can. Much respect and love Cherie Johnson

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NWCAVE 12/05/2013

You are amazing Cherie! You and Dennis took a terrible situation of abuse and ended up having a voice for justice for all those that came before you and that will come after you; we just supported you with a few clicks and calls to the media that could help you in your quest for justice! Looking forward to seeing you on Dr. Phil today! Thanks again for the kind words and we look forward to working with you both in 2014!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

NWCAVE is an exciting concept in helping to bring violence against women and girls to make the public aware. When you hear about 12 and 13 year old girls being sold into the sex trafficing it makes one sick in the pit of their stomach. When you have known women who have been beaten by their spouse, you naturally want to help. Having been a victim of rape and mental abuse, my heart goes out to the women, girls, and boy who are forced into trading their bodies for money.

Helping to bring a child home to their family after being kidnapped is also very rewarding. The more these things are brought out into the open, the more hope we have making the world a more peaceful and better place to live.

Lastly, giving back to the community in which we live is a great feeling. The more one gives the better
you feel and gratifying feeling of helping you get.

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NWCAVE 12/05/2013

Thank you Alsalt for sharing your story with us and posting this nice comment. You may have been a victim of abuse in the past, but today you are a survivor and warrior against violence to others. Thank you for your comment and NWCAVE is always here to support you and inspire you as you have us!