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Dreamcatchers for Abused Children Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/12/2012: Dreamcatchers for Abused Children

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN INC

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AKA  Dream Catchers for Abused Children
Peck, MI

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Dreamcatchers for Abused Children Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/12/2012: Dreamcatchers for Abused Children

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN INC

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Also Known As: Dream Catchers for Abused Children
Physical Address: Peck, MI 48466 
EIN: 35-2331592
Web URL: www.dreamcatchersforabusedchildren.com 
Blog URL: www.intheknows.blogspot.com/ 
NTEE Category: W Public, Society Benefit
W01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
P Human Services
P43 Family Violence Shelters and Services
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R20 Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
Ruling Year: 2009 
How This Organization Is Funded: PUBLIC DONATIONS - $2,500
FEDERAL & STATE GRANTS - $1,000
CHASE BANK--Charity Award - $20,000


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Mission Statement

OUR MISSION IS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON CHILD ABUSE SIGNS/SYMPTOMS, STATISTICS, INTERVENTION, REPORTING, PREVENTION & TO ASSIST VICTIMS AND  SURVIVORS IN LOCATING THE PROPER RESOURCES NECESSARY TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE AND  ENABLE A FULL RECOVERY.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: December 20, 2010

Total Revenue $22,090
Total Expenses $12,628

Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: December 20, 2010

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Leadership

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Mrs. Sandra Dawn Potter

Term:

Since Jan 2010

Profile:

EXECUTIVE LEVEL MANAGEMENT: DIRECTOR & FOUNDER General Management Business Management Program Management Marketing & Business Development Criminal Justice--Law Enforcement

Leadership Statement:

*********************************************************** Our children are growing up in a world that allows the very people who are suppose to protect them to abuse them-- With only a slap on the wrist as punishment! It is time to make Child Abuse a heinous crime with ZERO TOLERANCE! *********************************************************** I FOUNDED THIS ORGANIZATION AFTER THE MAN WHO MOLESTED MY DAUGHTER WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER SERVING 14-YEARS FOR CSC SECOND DEGREE (CHILD UNDER 13).  Educate Yourself---Learn The Facts It only takes a few minutes to look over our site But, the knowledge gained will last you a lifetime. It could just save a child's life! TOGETHER WE "CAN" MAKE A DIFFERENCE!   ~Sandra Potter~CEO & Founder

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Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)

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Programs

Program: "THE CHILD ABUSE SURVIVOR PROJECT" (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$5,000
Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

~The Child Abuse Survivor Project is intended to help others by publishing REAL stories of REAL abuse detailing personal acts of extreme mental, emotional, physical and sexual childhood abuse and the impact it has on your life!~ The Child Abuse Survivor Project is a community social action project!!!! It recognizes the adversity which those victimized by child abuse have survived and validates their heroic resilience to the abuse they suffered.  We hope to honor the spirit and courage of abuse survivors by empowering them to speak out about child abuse.  Our goal is to make the "Survivor Book" one of healing, validation and inspiration to others.  We started this project in hopes of giving LIGHT to all abuse victims and letting them know they are not alone.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

*1 in every 3 girls will be sexually molested before the age of 18 *1 in every 6 boys will be sexually molested before the age of 18 *Every 10 SECONDS a child is abused, raped or killed in the U.S. *Today up to 5 children will die from abuse or neglect *There were 2.9 million child abuse reports made in 1992 *ONLY 28% of the children identified as harmed by abuse are investigated *85% of the 1.2 - 1.5 million runaways are fleeing abuse at home *60 MILLION survivors are former victims of child sexual abuse *It is estimated that 3% - 6% of the clergy population has abused a child *The typical child sex offender molests an average of 117 children

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