Dreamcatchers for Abused Children

Rating: 4.9 stars   51 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Education, Homeless & Housing

Location: P.O. Box 142 Peck MI 48466 USA

Mission: Our mission is to educate the public on child abuse symptoms, intervention, prevention, statistics, reporting, and helping victims locate the proper resources necessary to achieve a full recovery.
Results: Dreamcatchers for Abused Children has enjoyed a significant growth within the last two-years with many top-named sponsors representing us. Last year, Dreamcatchers provided services and resources to the community reaching over 40,000 members; an outstanding record of achievement. Dreamcatchers staff has doubled in an effort to effectively administer new campaigns, as well as manage the organization's growing responsibilities. We have over 17 different networking sites and Dreamcatchers was nominated one of the "Top 50" Early Childhood Blogs--Children's Rights (by: Ultra Healthy--UltraSoundTechSchool.org) and was also accepted into the National Assocation of Professional Women (NAPW). THE PASO DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL is currently promoting our book & organization through Mr. Benford Standley. Dreamcatcher BlogTalk Radio Show successfully launched at the beginning of 2010. Our show runs Monday--Friday (11pm EST) and is hosted by Laurie Ann Smith, Donna Kshir, Star Myers & Trina Davidson: www.blogtalkradio.com/dreamcatchers Since our founding in 2007, Dreamcatchers has relied on the support of the individuals, supporters and sponsors who have provided financial contributions each year. In addition to the countless of hours provided by our highly dedicated team of Board of Directors, Regional Directors and Volunteers who unselfishly dedicate their time and energy, daily, to educate the public by hosting online seminars, posting child abuse headlines, BlogTalk Radio Shows, hosting a 24 hour hotline and 24 hour help service, and providing vital resources to enable a full recovery and rebuild the lives of those affected by abuse.
Target demographics: Abused & neglected children ~ Worldwide Our hope is to further serve the public, educate parents and caregivers, and support survivors of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. There are millions of children suffering in silence, living in shame, and fearing for their lives. We know firsthand, their pain is real. We believe all children were created to be happy, healthy and loved. It is our duty at Dreamcatchers for Abused Children to protect and be a voice for the world’s children.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Community Outreach Program: Dreamcatchers for Abused Children was able to create and maintain a “24-hour online help” service available to men, women, teens and children in need of assistance, resources, emergency or crisis through email. A team of DFAC mentors worked around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to maintain this “online help” service to assist and help men, women, teens and children in need of assistance, resources, emergency or crisis. To date, this program has been extremely successful, answering and providing value and vital assistance, reaching 35-100 people per day. Dreamcatchers answers hundreds of emails and phone calls a day which are handled amongst the board members, regional directors and volunteers. We reach out and assist victims and survivors through our many networking sites, provide resources to churches, schools, college professors, LEO's, and many others public businesses.
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: *Family-to-Family Project *Peer-to-Peer Project *Child Abuse Reporting Classes *Use Your Voice Seminar *Project Education *Community Outreach Programs *BlogTalk Radio Outreach Programs
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization! Helps bring awareness to world-wide child abuse!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a very dedicated group of people who help raise awareness about child abuse. I have been following them since the beginning and have learned a lot about what is going on around us from the internet posts. I rarely comment, but with young children it is imperative that all adults know the signs of abuse in our own children as well as others. They are always willing to help!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

put them in the spotlight more so they can help more people!

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

A wonderful organization that brings the much needed awareness to the silent epidemic of child abuse.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it world wide :)

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

I only recently found this charity on facebook and i think they are amazing. Theyre website is the best i've ever seen. They are the best out there!

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A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I continue to stand behind and support this charity 100%!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see DFAC continue to grow and become more successful.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My mom founded this organization in 2007. She has dedicated her entire life to helping others and educating the public on child abuse and neglect. I volunteer to help as often as I can as I admire what she is doing and want to help as well. She has helped more people than I can count (even some of my closest friends who are survivors of abuse). She is my mentor.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am very proud to see Dreamcatchers continue to gain more and more followers . I have seen this organization excel. All of the team members and volunteers go over and above all expectations when it comes to helping the public on child abuse awareness.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see this org receive federal and public grants so they would have the ability to help a wider audience.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I follow this group on Facebook and voted for them last year as well. I continue to support them because their team is dedicated to their mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the education they continue to effectively spread to the public about child abuse.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask them to bring their advocacy to my state of Montana.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Facebook.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dream Catchers for abused children is one of the BEST charities out there. I contacted them for help and they responded immediately, gave me the resources i needed and helped me to resolve the issue i was having. They helped me through a very difficult time and my child is safe because of them and their advice.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the fact that they helped me tremendously, gave me personal and immediate attention, and provided me with the contacts and phone numbers i needed.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage them to continue doing what they are doing! they are one of the most active nonprofits on facebook and have helped hundreds and hundreds of people already. they focus on teaching the public about child abuse and are doing a fantastic job.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Facebook

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

they helped me and my child !!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dreamcatchers has consistently posted very important information which is helpful for educating and informing the public on the horrific nature of child abuse.

I have watched this nonprofit expland to include radio talk shows.

There have been donations made to children in the form of Easter baskets and school backpacks.

A very worthwhile cause with very fine people at the helm. I am not sure there is any comparible to Dreamcatchers...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Dreamcatchers would be worldwide... More information aimed towards perpetrators looking for help.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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I presently volunteer for Dream Catchers for Abused Children. It is an on line site and I work for it from my face book site. I usually recruit people so that they might join the cause. I also search on line newspapers in order to forward to Dream Catchers any articles on abused children, dead children, raped children or missing children. These articles are them posted in order to educate people on what is happening to children as far as such abuses would cover.

People need to be aware of the fact that children are being sexually abused in stores such as the Salvation army store or the Walmart store. People need to be aware of the fact that a child walked to school and never made it, instead being found three days latter raped and murdered. People need to be aware that parents, doctors, teachers and all others from all walks of life are known to abuse and murder a child.

I find that in helping Dream Catchers for Abused Children I help myself. I have a passion which now occupies my time and I am helping others. In recruiting I have found friends which I would not have otherwise known. My feeling about myself have improved since I belong with an organization that is helping in an area I believe needs to be helping in.

The organization is limited to what they actually can do because of funding. It depends on donations and grants. I would like to see a structured home base. I would like to see it grow to include locations all over the world. Maybe one day a shelter will be built where children could be placed in emergencies. I also would like to see more work being done to revamp bills and laws that do not help the abused child.

I have seen people go and I have seen people come. My hope is that abuse of a child does not become secondary to other causes which I fear. I mean docotrs, lawyers, police pentagon officials are being charged with abusing children. Causes such as Save the Leopards are recruiting more people than our casue for abused children. How many people are still turning their heads when they learn a child has been abused. We need to have dedicated individuals in our cause. We need to work hard in order to stop or even cap abused towards the child.

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I see how many people are being recruited. My deep hope is that in posting any information on line, that maybe an abuser is caught if he has been on the run. Or maybe a child will come forward and report that he is being abused and a mother will take notice. Maybe abusers will know that we are on to them and they better get out fast. Maybe abuse would become acceptable.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it a solid foundation not just on line. Give it a building. Have a shelter available. Work on laws and bills. Work towards changing CPS. Expand to cover the world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I receive updates from the Facebook page of this organization because I opted for it. The reason I opted for it: I have three children of my own who I would be devestated if anything were to happen to them. I pass along the information in these posts in the belief that if I hadn't, and one of MY friends had been the one missing piece of the puzzle that led to that child being found, or rescued from a bad situation, or whatever the case may be, I would forever question myself for what could have been. We live in a world of "what if's".
What if it was my child who went missing?! What if my son had been the one murdered and left in a ditch? What if my neighbors' child was the one in the article in question?! I could never sit idly by if I knew something that could help. So I do what I can when I do t have any other information to help more.
In the hopes that SOMEONE, further down the line will step up, raise their hand, and say "I saw her/him, they went that way," or even just POINT!!!
This organization is an amazing hope filled brainchild that would never have gone anywhere had it not been for social media and MANY many many other like minded people, the founder(s) being the first in line for the par on the back.
Keep up the great work! You help so many families move on or recover to heal. I hope that you continue to do so in the future for many years to come.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change a thing. If I had money to spare, I would donate. Being a civilian government employee, effected by the shutdown/furlough, the most I can do is pray for all of the souls you have helped!!

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Working with the many members of Dreamcatchers for Abused Children to help educate the public with the facts on child abuse has been life changing in itself. Together we spread the word and raise awareness nationwide on the signs, symptoms and effects of child abuse. All it takes is for the right person to take action and take a stand for those who are affected by this unwanted attention.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was violently raped by my uncle for over a year before I found the courage to tell someone, and it's all because of Dreamcatchers. I was scared no one would believe me. I contacted them and they listened and helped me. They even made the initial police report for me. It's been a very long, emotional and stressful year, but my uncle ws finally prosecuted and went to prison 2months ago. I will never forget what they've done for me. Thank you, Dreamcatchers!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

GETTING JUSTICE!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not a thing.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Online search.

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