Outreach 

Reach for the Stars

“This is not an outreach program; this is a relationship program.”

Beginning Fall 2013, The Dreamcatcher Foundation rolled out a new relationship-based outreach program titled “Reach for the Stars”. The program’s focus is to connect our resources with as many women who have been sexually exploited and walk them through their road to recovery. TDF’s direct service staff and volunteers spend every Friday and Saturday night on the streets reaching out to victims. We travel to various locations all around the city where girls are trafficked or at high risk of being trafficked and hand out unassuming items with our information on it. We believe in a pressure-free approach to outreach and value the individual’s independence and choice. To find out more about this program or to volunteer for outreach, please contact us at info@thedreamcatcherfoundation.org

Community Awareness Training/Consultation:

Our knowledgeable and experienced TDF staff will train community and school officials, churches, professionals, and corporations and create awareness of the reality of sex trafficking in neighborhoods across America to help stop these crimes from happening. We provide effective tools to reach your audience and ongoing professional advice for working with this population.

  • Education Curriculums for Schools
  • Trainings for Communities/Churches
  • Trainings for Corporations/Professionals

To set up a training/consultation for your organization, please contact us info@thedreamcatcherfoundation.org

Prevention

Bright Stars Prevention Program (BSPP) 

“For Youth…By Youth”

This program will empower youth to engage, build confidence to dream, invest time to educate others, and shine bright to positively affect our communities. BSPP works to equip youth with positive role models who will instruct on core ethical values and model how each value affects them in their perspective neighborhoods, homes, and schools. Through interactive workshops, we describe how to personalize each value and provide the right options through real life situations. This program works well as a supplemental or primary source for working with at-risk youth. We work with girls’ and boys homes and schools in the Chicagoland area. After speaking with your team of educators, we will design a solution specifically for your population.

Our curriculum includes:
  • It’s All in One Curriculum (a research-based unified approach to behavior intervention)
  • Life skills
  • Coping skills
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationship building
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Personality-matched mentors (for the highest at-risk students)

To speak with our education advisors about adding this program in your community, please contact us at info@thedreamcatcherfoundation.org.

My Life, My Choice

As one of the few Chicago-based providers of this national program, we at Dreamcatcher further the work of all those around the country who use this curriculum to encourage girls to become confident, strong, and self-respecting while staying away from commercial sexual exploitation.

To speak with our education advisors about adding this program in your community, please contact us at info@thedreamcatcherfoundation.org.

Intervention 

Bright Stars Intervention Program (BSIP)

This program will empower participants to engage, build confidence to dream, invest time to educate others, and shine bright to positively affect our communities. BSIP works to equip youth with positive role models who will instruct on core ethical values and model how each value affects them in their perspective neighborhoods, homes, and schools. Through interactive workshops, we describe how to personalize each value and provide the right options through real life situations. This program works well as a supplemental or primary source for working with at-risk youth. We work with girls’ and boys homes and schools in the Chicagoland area. After speaking with your team of educators, we will design a solution specifically for your population.

Our curriculum includes:
  • It’s All in One Curriculum (a research-based unified approach to behavior intervention)
  • Life skills
  • Coping skills
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationship building
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Personality-matched mentors

To speak with our education advisors about adding this program in your community, please contact us at info@thedreamcatcherfoundation.org.

With Out Walls Program (WOW)

The goal of the WOW program, designed by the anti-trafficking organization, Children of the Night, is to provide real educational opportunities that will permanently equip each survivor with future skills for success. Through the WOW Program, women will be challenged to better themselves academically which will prepare them for competent leadership roles in the armed forces, academia, corporate, or civil service. At the same time, each participant will benefit from holistic development in social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills.

The Benefits:
  • Free to each participan
  • Online assessment to determine placement
  • Comprehensive Online GED (inclusive of test registration, payment of fees, support documents required to test, and transportation to GED test sites throughout Chicagoland)
  • Tutoring

To find out more about this program, please contact us at info@thedreamcatcherfoundation.org