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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

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

Dreamcatchers for Abused Children has been effectively educating the public on child abuse for over 10-years now. Wonderful organization and volunteers!!

1 Angela77

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am exceedingly happy with the way Dreamcatchers For Abused Children uses social media to bring abuse to light. The news alerts and updates show that abuse can not be hidden any longer and that it still exists.

1 Donna131

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dreamcatchers for Abused Children has allowed me to become a voice for all the voiceless children of the world. Through this organization, I have been able to educate the public, help those in need or crisis, and empower children. I love this organization and everything they stand for. Being a part of Dreamcatchers has truly changed my life!


Board Member

Rating: 5

I am very proud of Dreamcatchers for Abused Children. I have worked within this organization since 2007. I have personally seen how hard this organization works to improve the lives of children. I have seen the dedication this organization has. Its a good feeling to see them excel. Each team members goes above all expectations when it comes to helping children, educating the public and creating child abuse awareness.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Hello! My name is Donna Kshir, and I'm the President, Chief Development Officer, Missing Children Coordinator and I supervise the Pennsylvania Branch Office for Dreamcatchers for Abused Children. This amazing organization has allowed me to become a voice for all the voiceless children of the world. We create public child abuse education & awareness, as well as provide resources to those in need or crisis. Through this amazing organization, I have been able to help those in need and crisis, and protect & empower children. I love this organization and everything they stand for. I am very proud to call myself a Dreamcatcher.

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1 Myra R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.


Board Member

Rating: 5

Dreamcatchers For Abused Children has been a non stop information station of the latest abuse stories, names, and alerts. I am in awe of the board members, volunteers and never ending followers. We are a united circle of protection for our children, our neighbor children, and the children with no voices. We are their protectors and its wonderful to be apart of an organization who is so passionate about their safety. I will always love these people for what they do and the love they have in their hearts for all mankind.