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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.

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97 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!

17 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!!

24 Lisa539

Board Member

Rating: 5

As the Chief Invesigative Correspondent for Inside Edition, it has been both a pleasure and privilege to sit on the National Media Council for NWCAVE.

For years I have been impressed by the work Michelle Bart and her team have done on behalf of women, children and victims of violence and discrimination.

I highly recommend this organization and hope that others learn about the good work NWCAVE does at the local, regional and national levels to support and give voice to survivors everywhere.

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NWCAVE 04/27/2016

Thank you Lisa for this wonderful review! We have enjoyed having you on our team and look forward a continued partnership as we continue moving forward on making a little less violence in the world with you! Thank you for being a voice for justice!

17 NWCAVE

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!

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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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NWCAVE is an amazing organization of volunteers that are saying "NO MORE" to violence and human trafficking. The conferences, seminars, workshops and trainings that are put on to train, educate and advocate help the entire country to better understand violence/abuse and human trafficking while the collaborative work unites them with other like minded organizations and individuals who all know that there is power in numbers.

It is an organization that is dedicated to its mission and purpose with members that are passionate, knowledgeable and compassionate.

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NWCAVE 10/29/2014

Thank you for the kind words and your support funlovingdiva!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NWCAVE is an amazing organization that has risen to the top of the nonprofit arena helping to end violence and exploitation of women and children. It has a passionate board, a leader in Michelle Bart, who has expertise, professional experience, and PR capabilities that makes her a perfect person to spear head the efforts and mission of this organization.

If you need assistance in human trafficking issues, domestic violence issues and child abduction, then this organization is a good contact. It has an outreach that goes internationally and a national agenda that is meeting the needs of our country.

I highly recommend National Womens Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation and attending one of its conferences is a must!

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NWCAVE 12/05/2013

Thank you for the kinds words and support funlovingdivia – your support and encouragement for us to continue our good work is just the driving force we continue to be fueled on and for this we thank all of you that continue to share our DREAM…a world without violence and exploitation. Happy Holidays and thanks for all that you do too!

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!