It's Our Little Secret (IOLS) is a non-profit organization comprising exclusively of volunteers dedicated to providing a voice to sexually, physically, and emotionally abused children and teens through advocacy, mentoring, and creative expression. It is our goal to make a difference in the lives of the children through various IOLS specific programs so they will learn to live and not just survive.
Blue Ribbons Campaign
April is recognized nationwide as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Blue Ribbon Campaign features our annual charity race, Race for Change, which will be held on April 21. This year we are proud to partner with PAVE to help spread the word and get the community active. More>
2012 Toy Drive- We did it!
We have partnered with DCFS, PADS and other agencies to help bestow gifts to foster children and underprivileged children, youth and adults. This year, IOLS will seek to provide Christmas gifts to more than 400 children! More>
Journey Pack Program
Mingo the Lion is an IOLS character that was created and will be showcased throughout various IOLS Programs. The “You Can Be a Hero” Program will provide IOLS Journey Packs to children entering foster care. More>
Program Highlights & News
Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.–Herbert Ward
Abuse changes your life, fight back and change the life of your abusers by breaking your silence on abuse.–Patty Rase Hopson
(Child abuse) is something that's not talked about. It's the dirty little secret. There is the immediate damage, but there is also the damage that it does down the road. It's the baggage that you carry. It's not here and today, it's tomorrow.–Melody Strong