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Dreamcatchers for Abused Children

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Causes: Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Education, Educational Services, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing

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

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 b.thomas

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am certified in child abuse and neglect and this is one of the best nonprofit child abuse organizations I have found online. I am very impressed with their work, efficiency and overall execution.

2 Julie F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of Dreamcatchers goals is to raises the communities awareness surrounding child abuse. They are a voice to the voiceless, a ray of hope in darkness. Another goal of the organization is public education. This could keep them busy until the close of the century. Many parents still do not want to talk about child abuse. Thinking that if they talk about it this will some how bring abuse their way. Dreamcatchers works with churches, law enforcement and schools to provide training for families. I am very supportive of Dreamcatchers and their work. They have the same goal as I do in my prevention work to end child abuse. Child abuse is preventable if parents and children are informed. Please for the safety of your family become informed.

Julie Federico

Author of Some Parts are Not for Sharing