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A Message from Kristie, Co-Founder

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Dear Friends,

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. They are passionate about making a difference for others and without the endless hours of service that they give, we would not be the organization that we are today.

I am humbled to know such amazing people and I am honored that they have chosen to give of their precious time to our organization. Now that we can officially look back on 2012, I am blown away when I ...

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DCFS Sends Their Appreciation

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January 7, 2013

 

Dear “It’s Our Little Secret” Partners:

On behalf of your “DCFS Family” and the foster families of the Northern Region, I would like to thank you so very much for spearheading the Holiday Party and providing such wonderful gifts to our families.

All I can say is “WOW!!!!!!” The party ran smoothly, the children had a great time, and everyone left with lots of goodies – who could ask for more? The families enjoyed the food and desserts ...

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Executive Director Featured on GoHarrison Broadcast

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Content advisory: Due to the nature of this subject, the content may be unsuitable for some viewers. While the topical discussion was conducted in a professional manner, do be aware that the discussion does contain some graphic content that may be upsetting to some viewers.

IOLS Executive Director, Kristie Sams-Faulkner was a featured guest on the national broadcast show, GoHarrison (www.goharrison.com), to talk about National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the IOLS effort to raise awareness of this critical issue.

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It’s Our Little Secret and McHenry County Kick Off Child Abuse Awareness Month

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and IOLS Seeks to
Raise Awareness, Promote Strong Families

 

McHenry County, IL- During the month of April, It’s Our Little Secret (IOLS)  www.itsourlittlesecret.org, a non-profit charity operating in McHenry County,  invites civic organizations and community members to participate in activities geared toward raising awareness about child abuse and resources available to promote strong families.

As part of the month-long effort, IOLS has launched their Blue Ribbon campaign geared to promoting this cause. Students of ...

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IOLS Donated Thousands of Toys to Children in the Illinois Foster Care System

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Over 2,000 toys and items were donated for the Holiday Season

As the holiday season winds down it’s time to share the BIG news! IOLS donated 100′s (actually thousands!!!) of new toys and needed items donated from numerous corporate and community partners. It was our goal to make sure that the children and teens in the Illinois foster care System had a Christmas that they would never forget!
IOLS donated to 6 agencies, in which 509 children received items; 200 more than ...

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IOLS’ Executive Director to be Featured on GoHarrison Radio Show

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(April 4, 2012, Chicago, IL)

IOLS Executive Director Kristie Sams-Faulkner will be a featured guest on the GoHarrison (www.goharrison.com) radio program on Wednesday, April 4 at 8:00 pm (Central).

Cary Harrison, the host of the program is an award-sinning journalist who has been an activists for many progressive causes, including protecting victims of abuse, will host Kristie as part of the National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Audience members are encourages to participate in this interactive forum by joining the ...

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CD Report: Child Abuse, Neglect a Major Public Health Problem

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Report found it costs U.S. $124 B a year; a price tag similar to diabetes, stroke

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) — Child abuse and neglect cost the United States $124 billion a year, which is comparable to the costs of other major public health problems, a new government study shows.

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed 1,740 fatal and 579,000 nonfatal cases of child maltreatment over the course of one year.

The investigators found that the lifetime ...

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Huntley Patch Features IOLS’ 2nd Annual Toy Drive Efforts

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IOLS Seeks to Stamp Out Child Abuse

It’s Our Little Secret celebrates second year of helping children “Learn to Live, Not Just Survive”
By Claudia Lenart

November 14, 2011

It’s Our Little Secret (IOLS) celebrates two years, this month, of bringing hope and healthy recovery skills to children who are physically, emotionally and sexually abused.

In the past two years, the non-profit organization has launched numerous successful initiatives and leaders continue to focus on ambitious goals.

“We have a lot of thing going on and ...

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