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2.  Bar Run Save-The-Date


3.  Bi-Annual Report


4.  Tracey Thomasey On Kids Corner


5.  Meet the Staff


6.  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.


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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



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 Rubinovitz  


David Silverman

Curley, Hessinger

& Johnsrud


Joe Tucker

Tucker Law Group


Ilene Wasserman

ICW Consulting Group





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On Wednesday, April 9th, Child Advocates will honor community and business leader and philanthropist Ed Satell with the 2014 Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award for his commitment to developing and funding over a dozen impactful programs for underprivileged youth, serving thousands of young people around the world who have lost parental support, lived in a substance abuse family, suffered from poverty or lacked an environment for opportunity or a positive role model.

In addition to honoring Ed Satell, Child Advocates will celebrate the extraordinary efforts of the following individuals who are changing the story for children recognizing them with the Distinguished Advocates awardCynthia Certo (Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.), Jeffrey K. Daman (Daman LLC), Katayun I. Jaffari (Ballard Spahr LLP), Chris Kirchner (Philadelphia Children's Alliance), James E. Robinson (Gordon & Rees LLP), William H. Stassen(Fox Rothschild LLP) and Anthony Stover (March of Dimes).


Sunday, May 18th!
More information coming soon.
Check out pictures from the 2013 Bar Run HERE!
The Bi-Annual Report Is Here...And Beautiful!

Have you received your copy of the Child Advocates 2012-2013
Bi-Annual report?  If not, you can now view the amazing presentation HERE.  Special thanks to LevLane who created this incredible piece of work.  If you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please email Tracy Buchholz with your name, address, and requested number of copies.  
Listen to Tracey Thomasey on Kids Corner!

Our very own Director of Social Work, Tracey Thomasey, was on WXPN's radio show Kids Corner with Kathy O'Connell on 88.5 WXPN-FM Wednesday, January 15th.

Tracey talked with Kathy O'Connell about sadness and depression in children and teens.  As many as 1 in every 33 children may have depression; in teens, that number may be as high as 1 in 8.


Click below if you missed the interview to listen to it in its entirety!
 geraldMeet The Staff: Gerald Weaber

Two years ago, Gerald Weaber joined Child Advocates as Operations Manager. His role with us is invaluable. From overseeing purchasing needs, orienting and training new staff, ensuring staff's technology needs are being met, to maintaining the building, Gerald's job stays interesting as his role varies day to day. Gerald's favorite part of working at Child Advocates is providing meaningful support by helping the staff get back to work and stay on track after fixing issues. 

Gerald has an extensive background in working with volunteer organizations including The Patchwork Family Center in New Jersey, where he helped fulfill the needs of children and their incarcerated mothers. He found the transition to Child Advocates to be natural, as the mission is close to his heart and he continues to play a role in children's lives.

Gerald considers himself an amateur historian. In his free time he enjoys researching genealogy and works with local school teachers to help keep the past relevant and interesting by engaging students with fun facts and stories of historical events and happenings that occurred in their towns. Gerald also loves to cook especially serving up shrimp with red beans and rice while listening to Louisiana-style dance music!

Thanks, Gerald, for keeping Child Advocates running smoothly!

Upcoming Events!



Sunday, May 18th - Child Advocates Annual Bar Run

Monday, September 29th - 9th Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic
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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