Search, Rescue & Recovery Resources

The National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation, under the direction of our Missing Persons Support Services Team continues to provide services that help families and law enforcement in search, rescue and recovery efforts in missing children and missing persons cases.

  • Services and Resources
  • Media Campaigns and Family Representation
  • Website, Social Media, Flyer Creation and Management
  • Specialized Scent Specific Canines*
  • Private and Cold Case Investigators*
  • Forensic Consultation & Investigation*

*These services and/or resources provided by reputable experts and nonprofit organizations we have had the honor of working with.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

NWCAVE is a proud partner of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and serves on NCMEC’s Be Here For Kids Campaign, KidSmartz and NetSmartz programs.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-THE-LOST

Kara Nichols left her home at 6700 block of Mission Road in Colorado Springs bound for Denver on October 9th only to not be seen again. The last call on her cell phone was at 11:45pm October 9, 2012, her remains were recovered in February 2022 and we are now providing ongoing services to the family during the murder trial of Kara.  #JusticeforKara – Visit her Facebook page for more information.

Charlie Fox

The way you help complete strangers is amazing!

Michelle – Thank you for everything that you have done for our family & everything you continue to do for us! You probably don’t hear it enough but you are truly appreciated! Your heart is so big and the way you help complete strangers is amazing! The world is a better place with you in it! If Charlie were still with us he would be amazed at all you did for his family to find him. Thank You!
Leanne & Kim Fox - Sister and Mother of Charlie Fox
Itica Milanes

Passion. That is what you get with Michelle Bart and NWCAVE.

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, Reporter and Anchor at KGTV

NWCAVE is not only exemplary – it gets results

The dedication of the team at NWCAVE is not only exemplary- it gets results. Lives are saved. This organization collaborates with many different other organizations to safe guard and educate our community. I've never worked with a nonprofit that was so collaborative.
~Brecia Kralovic-Logan

True Heroes

They are rocking and saving lives!! True Heroes!! By their genuine love, passion and dedication they truly are the Change we want to see in the World!
~ Emmanuel I.

Thanks for being there Michelle

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.
~ Wendy

Thank you NWCAVE

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.
Kacey Montoya

I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle Bart for the past four years

I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle Bart for the past four years on news related issues and criminal cases including Yashanee Vaughn's murder case. I believe if Michelle had not been involved in this case ... we may still not know what happened to this 14-year-old girl.  Michelle helped an emotional family deal with the police and the media and kept the case alive in the public eye.
~ Kacey Montoya, Reporter