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2.  Funders' Breakfast


3.  AmazonSmile


4.  Meet the Staff


5.  Golf Save The Date


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:  

April Frank Cervone wins Mark Hardin award


1/15/14 Tracey Thomasey on Kids Corner


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



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





 chamber non profit


 barrun35th Annual Philadelphia Bar Foundation 


Sunday, May 18th proved to be a gorgeous day for the Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk.  Over 1,300 participants, supporters and volunteers  joined us at Memorial Hall for the Bar Run Race to help abused children find more stable lives.  


Avid athletes, recreational runners, walkers and our friends at Students Run Philly Style participated in this annual event at our new location at Memorial Hall. Everyone seemed to enjoy the new course!


Family activities were offered - face painting, music from radio station More FM and ultimate Frisbee demonstrations and ticket give-aways from the Philadelphia Spinners. The Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney Kids Dash was also a big hit with the children!


Thank you to the Philadelphia Bar Association for decades of support, and to Caesar Rivise for overseeing the preparation and execution of this incredible event.


To see race results, please click HERE.


Please click on the picture below to visit our 5K Run/Walk album. Make sure to tag all your friends and family!


fundFunders' Breakfast: 

On Tuesday, May 20th, Child Advocates hosted "Day with Data: Measuring Success" at Blank Rome. The Research and Evaluation Committee presented our customized Case Management & Outcomes Measurement Database.  
Frank Cervone, Chris Kenty, Tracey Thomasey and our Stoneleigh Fellow Megan Stephens presented to funders, donors and leadership volunteers. 
Those who attended learned how we are leaders in tracking and evaluating case practice to elevate the field of child representation.
Do you want to do good while shopping for deals online? 

Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible  AmazonSmile  purchases to Support Center for Child Advocates when you shop at AmazonSmile.  
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know...same products, same prices, same service.

To register, simply click above and select Support Center for Child Advocates, and don't feel guilty about shopping anymore!

Thaddeus Desmond, MSW, is Child Advocates' newest Social Worker, joining us after working for the Massachusetts State Department for Children and Families. Thaddeus graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Millersville University and obtained a Master's degree from Smith College for Social Work.


His favorite part of working in child advocacy is seeing children discover their resilience and come to recognize their abilities. Thaddeus grew up in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and became interested in helping children by watching the gratifying work his mother did as a social worker. He says that witnessing the effects of his mother's advocacy on families and children led him to pursue his career.


When not working to change the story for Philadelphia's children,

Thaddeus enjoys being active by going to the gym and participating in competitive sporting activities. He recently set up a paintball day for our staff and ran in the 35th Annual Philadelphia Bar Foundation 5K Run/Walk!


Welcome, Thaddeus, to the team!

eveUpcoming Events! 

Monday, September 29th9th Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic
Our Appreciation


Thank you for reading our monthly newsletter. Stay connected on a regular basis through 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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