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Table of Contents


1.  8th Annual Golf Classic


2.  Philadelphia Family Magazine 


3.  We're Hiring!


4.  Meet Devon Ferguson



Who We Are


The Support Center for Child Advocates provides legal and social

services to our most vulnerable children. It is our mission to

advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing safety, justice, 

well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.


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In The News 


Recent Press: 

Summer 2013 Changing The Story


6/18/13  Senate Mulling Bill Aimed at Redefining Child Abuse



2/7/13  Op-ed: PA Kids Need More Protection From Abuse


1/15/13  Op-ed: Lack of Statewide Strategy Hampers Child Protection



Board of Directors  


Mark Gittelman, President

PNC Bank


Matthew Siegel, Vice President 

Cozen O'Connor


A. Nicole Friant, Secretary 

Duane Morris


Beth Hanssens, Treasurer 



Board Members

Deborah Baird

 Eckert Seamans

Deborah Cohen



Victoria Demo


Joe DeSimone


Kathleen Egan


Amy Fox

Dena Goldberg


Feige Grundman

Blank Rome


M. Stroud Hellebusch  


Rosemarie Hoslyn


 Katherine Kelton


 Sherri Krensel

Scott M. Lempert
Sandals & Associates 

Janie Mershon


Kathy Ochroch

Blank Rome


Edward Ohlbaum

Beasley School of Law,
Temple University


Charles Persing

Bederson LLP


Jill Porter


Shannon Prown

Navigant Consulting


Elizabeth Reeves

AmeriHealth Mercy 


Jane Robinson

UBS Financial Services


Suzanne Root

Attorney at Law


Susan M. Rubinovitz  


David Silverman

Curley, Hessinger

& Johnsrud


Joe Tucker

Tucker Law Group


Ilene Wasserman

ICW Consulting Group





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Join us on Monday, September 30 for the 8th Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic. Enjoy a great day on the premiere courses at Huntingdon Valley Country Club (HVCC).  Network with friends and colleagues while making a difference in the life of a child.  All proceeds fund our Project for Medically Needy Children.

To register for the 8th Annual Golf Classic, or for additional information please click HERE.


Each foursome plays 18 holes throughout all three HVCC courses. Check out the videos below to see flyovers of the three different courses available for play!

"Huntingdon Valley Country Club (Flynn)" Flyover Tour
"Huntingdon Valley Country Club (Toomey) " Flyover Tour
"Huntingdon Valley Country Club (Centennial)" Flyover Tour

Tee up to Change the Story!
Child Advocates Highlighted in 
Philadelphia Family Magazine 

Staff Social Worker Beth Herdmann and Volunteer Attorney Judge James Giles confer on a case.
Child Advocates was thrilled to be highlighted in the inaugural issue of Philadelphia Family magazine.  Click HERE to read the article and interview!
Meet the Advocate: Devon Ferguson, LSW 

Devon Ferguson, LSW, began working at Child Advocates as a Social Worker in the fall of 2007 and was promoted to Social Work Supervisor by 2011.  Devon's job responsibilities range from supervising case handlers, providing case consultations and helping address issues with the Client Relationship Management (CRM) database. On top of all that, she still manages her own caseload!

Devon always knew she wanted to work with families, so a career in social work was the perfect fit. Prior to joining Child Advocates she worked in a dual diagnosis residential outpatient treatment program with women who struggled with drug and alcohol addictions. She saw first-hand the impact that parents' addictions can have on their children and decided she wanted to be an advocate for children to give them a voice.  After learning about Child Advocates from a friend, Devon was excited and inspired by our mission and applied for a job.  It was a clear fit!  "It may sound cliche, but here at Child Advocates I know I make a difference and I love that I get to support the staff in the great work we do."


At Child Advocates, Devon loves having an impact on a personal level with her individual clients, as well as fostering change on the broader child welfare system. She appreciates her co-workers and has formed lasting friendships while collaborating on our important work. Devon spends time with her husband, her adorable eight-month-old baby Charlotte, and her two dogs. Devon enjoys reading, going out to eat, and staying active.

Upcoming Events!

Monday, September 30th -



Saturday, December 21st - 
Child Advocates Annual Holiday Toy Drive Delivery Day


Our Appreciation


Thank you for reading our monthly newsletter. Stay connected on regular basis by checking out our social media (just click any of the buttons below!) Like us, follow us, and feel free to direct any questions  or feedback to Tracy Buchholz. Thanks again for helping us change the story!

-The Child Advocates Team


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