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D REAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN ABOUT US

2015 Annual Report www.DreamcatchersforAbusedChildren.com


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DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN ABOUT US Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, Inc. is an official non-profit 501(c) 3 child abuse & neglect organization. (Public Charity) OUR MISSION: is to educate the public on all aspects of child abuse such as symptoms, intervention, prevention, statistics, reporting, and helping victims locate the proper resources necessary to achieve a full recovery. We also cover areas such as bullying, teen suicide & prevention, children's rights, child trafficking, missing & exploited children, online safety, and pedophiles/sex offenders. OUR GOAL: is to lower child abuse statistics by educating the public on every aspect of child abuse through successful campaigns that provide educational materials & literature concerning child abuse & neglect, treatment for recovery, coping skills, family and peer support, prevention, communication skills and empowerment to families, victims and survivors.

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OUR MOTTO

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A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER

2015 WAS A YEAR OF CHANGES , RESTRUCTURING AND SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH . A FTER 10- YEARS , WE CONTINUE TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS , AND IN A WIDE VARIETY OF WAYS . W E WORK WITH AT - RISK YOUTH , MENTORING YOUNG PEOPLE , SURVIVORS OF CHILD ABUSE , FAMILIES IN CRISIS WHO ARE IN NEED OF COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES ; AND WE VISIT AND DONATE TO MANY LOCAL SHELTERS , HOSPITALS , SCHOOLS AND COLLEGE CAMPUSES .

O UR FINANCIAL RESOURCES ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED , BUT OUR FAITH , BELIEF , AND DESIRE TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED , IS ENDLESS . D UE TO LACK OF FUNDING WE HAVE BEGUN TO FOCUS OUR MISSION MORE INTENTLY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY VIA OUR INTERNET FOLLOWING , WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA .

T HERE IS A

DRAMATIC NEED FOR SUCH A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT , THE PUBLIC , THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM , AND EVEN CHARITIES THEMSELVES THINK ABOUT CHILD ABUSE EDUCATION AND AWARENESS .

T HERE ARE LITERALLY MANY

TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT COULD MORE EASILY BE DIRECTED

A MERICAN AND WORLD COMMUNITY FOR OUR CHILDREN AND THE FUTURE . OR REDIRECTED TO BUILDING A BETTER

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O UR VISION NOW IS TO FOCUS ON LEADING THIS MOVEMENT IN THE FOLLOWING THREE WAYS :  E NLIGHTEN MORE INDIVIDUALS , FAMILIES , COMMUNITIES , AND CORPORATIONS ON ALL ASPECTS OF CHILD ABUSE VIA ONLINE RESOURCES .

 H ELP ELIMINATE THE STIGMA AND LIMITATIONS

FELT BY

THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED FROM CHILD ABUSE VIA OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA SITES .

 T EACH , EDUCATE AND PROMOTE CORRECT PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTING , SPOTTING , INTERVENING AND REPORTING CHILD ABUSE .

W E , ALONG WITH ENORMOUS

AMOUNT OF GOOD PEOPLE

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD WHO TRULY WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE , CAN GREATLY IMPACT HUMANITY ’ S QUEST TO IMPROVE UPON ITSELF AND SECURE A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN .

M AY YOU BE BLESSED IN

YOUR EFFORTS TO HELP THOSE LESS

FORTUNATE AND TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR EVERYONE .

I WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED US THUS FAR , AND WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED WITH MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE TO THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN .

S ANDRA D . POTTER CEO / FOUNDER

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WHAT WE DO C OORDINATE & P ROVIDE --S UPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS ( VICTIMS & SURVIVORS ) --T RAINING & INFORMATION FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS --C OMMUNITY EDUCATION & OUTREACH --A DVOCACY & CHILDREN ' S RIGHTS --R ESEARCH & EVALUATION --O THER PREVENTION MEASURES -- PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

A SSIST --L AW E NFORCEMENT O FFICIALS --N ATIONAL M ISSING & E XPLOITED C HILDREN --S EX O FFENDER R EGISTRY O FFICIALS --A MBER A LERTS

COLLABERTE WITH --O THER C HILD A BUSE A GENCIES --C HURCHES --P UBLIC O RGANIZATIONS --P UBLIC H EALTH AND C OMMUNITY S ERVICES --L OCAL S CHOOL D ISTRICTS /C OLLEGES --H OSPITALS AND M ENTAL H EALTH F ACILITIES --P UBLIC S AFETY O RGANIZATIONS

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2015

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

R EACHED 5.1M+ W EBSITE V IEWS R EACHED 108K+ F ACEBOOK L IKES R EACHED 10K+ ON D OMESTIC V IOLENCE FB P AGE R ECOGNIZED AS A V ALUED P ARTNER T HROUGH G UIDESTAR 3 RD A NNUAL MACA M ARCH - L EXINGTON , MI O HIO C HILD A BUSE P REVENTION R IDE C HAMPIONS FOR K IDS "S UMMER S TRONG " F INALIST DC' S W ALK A GAINST D OMESTIC V IOLENCE

AWARDS & R ECOGNITIONS : M ANDATED R EPORTER T RAINING - D EVELOPMENT OF H UMAN S ERVICES C HILD P ROTECTION A WARENESS T RAINING - D EVELOPMENT OF H UMAN S ERVICES B ULLIES , B YSTANDERS AND S EXUAL A GGRESSION C ERTIFICATE N OMINATED 2012 O UTSTANDING C HILD A BUSE P REVENTION (2012) L EADERSHIP A CHIEVEMENT A WARD (2012) S ERVICE A CHIEVEMENT A WARD (2012) T OP 5% L INKED I N P ROFILES - L INKED I N (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) T OP -R ATED N ONPROFIT - G REAT N ON P ROFITS (2011, 2012) N AMED T OP R ATED "C HILDREN & F AMILIES " N ON -P ROFIT (2011) N OMINATED FOR "L IFETIME R EMARKABLE W OMEN " A WARD (2011) R ECEIVED "C ELEBRATION OF W OMEN " A CHIEVEMENT A WARD (2011) R ARE L IFE A WARD - E AGLE R ARE L IFE (2010) N OMINATED "T OP 50" E ARLY C HILDHOOD B LOG (2010) N ATIONAL A SSOCIATION OF P ROFESSIONAL W OMEN (11/2009)

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2015 CHARITY EVENTS D REAMCATCHERS 3 RD A NNUAL MACA M ARCH AND F AMILY F UN D AY WAS HELD ON S ATURDAY , A PRIL 25, 2015 AT THE L EXINGTON T IERNEY B EACH P ARK IN L EXINGTON , MI FROM 11 AM -12 PM . O UR F AMILY F UN C ARNIVAL D AY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED AT THE L EXINGTON C OMMUNITY C ENTER FROM 12 PM -5 PM . W E WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO THE PARTICIPANTS , ATTENDEES , AND ALL THE AMAZING VOLUNTEERS THAT HELPED MAKE THIS EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS !!! THANK YOU!!

2015 S PONSORS : C APTAIN F ISHBONES & T HE P IRATE C REW , J EFFS IGA, HILLMAN F ARM , B OUNCIN P LAY , B ONFIRE F UNDS , B ROWNIE T ROOP 71421, D ALE M ADDOX , S ANILAC C O E ARLY H EADSTART - B ETH E SCHENBURG , C ONTINENTAL R ENTAL – S ANDUSKY , S HANNON C OURNAYA , C ROSWELL G REENHOUSE & F LORIST , J ENNIFER H EINZ , L EXINGTON F IRE D EPARTMENT - V ILLAGE OF L EXINGTON , J IM J ONES - L AW E NFORCEMENT /S PEAKER , J OSH S AWDON – M AGICMAN , S ANILAC B ROADCASTING C OMPANY , T IMES H ERALD N EWSPAPER , M ICHIGAN A LLIANCE FOR F AMILIES , S ANILAC C OUNTY C HILD A BUSE P REVENTION C OUNCIL

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2015 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION RIDE H OSTED BY J USTIN & C ORI D OWNES -P RESNELL (T OLEDO , O HIO ) CORI CHOSE D REAMCATCHERS TO DONATE THE FUNDS RAISED DURING THIS EVENT TO AND WE ARE EXTREMELY APPRECIATIVE !! C ORI ' S AMAZING GROUP RAISED $410 ON HER CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION RIDE !!! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED !!

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2015 DC' S WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ~O CTOBER IS N ATIONAL D OMESTIC V IOLENCE A WARENESS M ONTH ! ~ C HURCH OF THE N EW C OVENANT B APTIST D OMESTIC V IOLENCE M ARCH A NN L IVINGSTON (K EYNOTE S PEAKER ) - D REAMCATCHERS D OMESTIC V IOLENCE D IVISION . A NN HAD THE DISTINCT HONOR TO SPEAK PUBLICLY IN D ETROIT AND HELP RAISE AWARENESS AGAINST DV.

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2015 PHOTOS WITH SANTA A HUGE

S ANTA ' S FUNDRAISER FOR D REAMCATCHERS !! C APTAIN F ISHBONES AND THE P IRATE C REW OF THE F ORGIVEN RAISED $240 FOR OUR CAUSE . A SUPER-SPECIAL THANK YOU TO L INDA T URNER M ICHILLI AND M ICHAEL F ISHBONES M ICHILLI AND THE ENTIRE "C APTAIN F ISHBONES AND THE P IRATE C REW OF THE F ORGIVEN " C REW FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF D REAMCATCHERS FOR A BUSED C HILDREN !! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO HELP SUPPORT

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FINANCIALS

PROGRAM: 12104.38 FUNDRAISING: 317.64 ADMINISTRATION: 397.38

REVENUE 2015 B ALANCE F ORWARD : 2641.83 T OTAL D ONATIONS YTD: 9099.91 T OTAL E XPENSES YTD: 12819.31

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SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT

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221 COUNTRIES REACHED

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DREAMCATCHERS TEAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS F OUNDER /CEO: S ANDRA P OTTER P RESIDENT : R OGER L ARSON V ICE -P RESIDENT : L EIGH A NN E RDMAN S ECRETARY : A NGELA R OY T REASURER : K RISTIN H ARTWAY D IRECTOR : A NN L IVINGSTON C HAIRMAN : P HILIP P OTTER ADMINISTRATION W EBMASTER /PR/M EDIA D IRECTOR : A NGELA R OY E VENT C OORDINATOR : K RISTIN H ARTWAY D OMESTIC V IOLENCE D IRECTOR : A NN L IVINGSTON P AGE A DMIN : L EIGH A NN E RDMAN G ROUP A DMIN : D ELORES D AY C ONTENT C REATOR & E DITOR : A MY L ICHTY DC R EP /A WARENESS A DVOCATE : R EBECCA W ESTGATE PROGRAM ASSISTANTS T IFFANY R HEAUME A LEXX J ENKINS A SHLEE J ENKINS J ESSICA L IVINGSTON C AITLIN L IVINGSTON OFFICIAL SPOKESPERSONS N ATIONAL S POKESWOMAN : P AULA N ELSON N ATIONAL T EEN S POKESWOMAN : E MILY T ORRES P UBLIC S PEAKER : L A Q UISHA H ALL

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D REAMCATCHERS FOR A BUSED C HILDREN P . O . BOX 142 PECK , MI 48466 (810) 275-0755 WWW . DREAMCATCHERSFORABUSEDCHILDREN . COM

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2015 Dreamcatchers for Abused Children Financial Statement  

Annual Report