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Table of Contents


1.  End-Of-Year Giving


2.  Toy Drive Recap


3.  ABR Save-The-Date


4.  Volunteering


5.  Upcoming Events

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.


united way

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In The News 


Recent Press: 

12/6/13  The Gifts That Just Keep On Giving Back



9/16/13  Support Center for Child Advocates Announces New Board Slate


Summer 2013 Changing The Story 



Board of Directors  


Mark Gittelman, President

PNC Bank


Matthew Siegel, Vice President 

Cozen O'Connor


Nicole Friant, Secretary 

Duane Morris


Beth Hanssens, Treasurer 



Board Members

Deborah Baird

 Eckert Seamans

Erica Rae Cline

 Morgan Lewis  


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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5 days and counting...
Please help us change the story 
for our child clients by making a tax-deductible end-of-the-year donation.

Every dollar counts!

Toy Drive Recap!
On Saturday, December 21st, over 70 drivers loaded up their cars to deliver toys to 1,250 children and youth at more than 500 locations in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. This year's Toy Drive was a massive success, only made possible by the countless efforts of volunteers, staff and sponsors.  Together, we change the story!

 Check out more pictures HERE!
Annual Benefit Reception & Auction!

Wednesday, April 9th
More details coming soon!


During moments of great uncertainty, our volunteer attorneys provide their clients with an invaluable service. They give the children someone to talk to, someone to go to court with and someone to give them a voice.


"You have to sit down and have some very hard conversations with these teens," says Kali Wellington-James, a volunteer attorney from Pepper Hamilton LLP. "It can be difficult for children to understand the difference between deciding what's best for their family, and what's best for them."


Kali studied child and human development in college and volunteered with teens at youth centers, but she had not worked in the role of an advocate for children prior to joining Child Advocates in 2010. 


"When I have questions, the staff attorneys are always there to bounce ideas off of. The social workers have been fantastic. This has been a wonderful experience. Not only in helping me grow as a lawyer, but because of the impact that we've made on children's lives."




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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