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National Womens Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation

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Causes: Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Human Trafficking, Protection Against Abuse

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 & Exploitation, 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, Califorina, Colorado and Indiana. 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 are among the programs and services we provide locally, nationally and internationally.

Community Stories

98 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A moving closing to the No More Conference was keynote speaker Brenda Tracy. Our team remained behind together for a full hour afterward to process what Brenda Tracy had shared with us. Each of us, dealing with our own traumas, collected ourselves and became more resolved than ever to do our part to prevent sexual violence on the Linfield College campus and in our community. We are empowered and energized. Thank you NWCAVE and all its sponsors for putting together this phenomenal weekend of speakers and workshops.

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NWCAVE Thank you for sharing your experience from our #NoMoreSummit. We're glad Brenda was able to make a lasting impact on your journey and help you bring more awareness to the Linfield campus. We look forward to seeing you again!

6 Heather180

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So proud to be a part of an organization that is so dedicated to helping the community and it's members. A great team with a mission to educate and inform others to create a world free of violence.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you Heather, we are thrilled to have you on leadership council and a part of our programs and services including Gift of Lift! Thank you for the support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

NWCAVE is a fantastic organization serving the Northwest in preventing violence and explotation of women and children. They are very professional and intensely dedicated to their cause. Michelle is extremely knowledgeable, and continues to increase that knowledge to keep current and help educate and inform others. This is a partnership helping the community's women, children and their families. We are truly blessed to have them, and Michelle, as a resource, agent and advocate.

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NWCAVE 10/14/2014

Heather, thank you for the review. Your continued support and attendance at our events and trainings are appreciated! Thank you for being a messenger for our organization and thank you for being a voice against violence and human trafficking!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has done so much in our community to fight violence against women. I was proud to support and speak at events supported by this organization and partners. Leaders that reach out to all help make this effort successful.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you Sharon, we so appreciate your support! We look forward to hearing your story of survival at January's No More Summit. Thanks again for the review!

5 Wendy164

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My granddaughter was recently missing and this organization (NWCAVE) namely Michelle Bart was extremely helpful to my daughter and I . Our story ended well but many do not. Thank goodness there are people like Michelle and organizations like this to help people. It is really a helpless feeling and something you just don't have a clue on what to do by yourself. Thanks for being there Michelle.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you for the kinds words Wendy. We are very happy your granddaughter was found safe and that she is getting the support needed to thrive. Thank you again for the support!

6 Temple L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This dedicated group of volunteers is unstoppable. They are small but mighty and do so much to help women and girls, at all stages. They provide a critical need, and I am so proud to know them.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you Temple, the feeling is mutual! NWCAVE is blessed that both of organizations could come together to be the best we can for our community. We look forward to our continued partnership!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Michelle gives 100% to everything she does. She is totally passionate and truly cares and loves what she does and the people she works with.

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you 'Writer' for the kind words and review! Our organization appreciates the review and I do appreciate the kind words about me too. Thank you! - Michelle

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Michelle's passion nationally for missing and exploited children is unparalleled! The fact that this mega force is in my backyard is exciting and I want to share with the world! nwcave.org

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NWCAVE 10/30/2016

Thank you Dr. Gloria for the kind review and your continued support of our programs and services. Your support is much appreciated! Thanks for all you do in our community too!!

18 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.