SCAN's Annual Report


Read stories and statistics that demonstrate SCAN's progress in fulfilling its mission in our Annual Report for fiscal year 2012-2013. As you will read, expertise, dedication and partnerships are vital to helping children and families in need. As SCAN touches each family, we change their futures and the futures of those around them.



With your help, SCAN's five programs served more than 2,000 children and their caregivers during Fiscal Year 2013. In addition, SCAN reached more than 60,000 people through its public education and awareness efforts. Each person served by SCAN will carry the positive changes with them for generations to come.


The annual report not only highlights the impact of the work of SCAN's talented staff and dedicated volunteers, but thanks the many people, organizations, foundations and corporations that donate resources to help protect children.


Click here to view the annual report.


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 Third Annual
 Fashion Night Out


October 9, 2014

7 p.m.


Franco's Fine Clothier

5321 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA


Join Franco's and SCAN for another fun evening featuring a fashion show, silent auction, Italian food, bourbon tastings and more to benefit SCAN.



Toast to RVA


July 16
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Toast New American Gastropub 
7007 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA


Toast is hosting a "Toast to RVA" day to benefit SCAN.  A portion of all food sales during that day will be donated to SCAN. Dine in or carry out are included.  


Clickhere to learn more about Toast and preview its menu.

SCAN-IT Vol. 44,  June 2014

Metro CASA Hosts Poverty Simulation


SCAN's Richmond CASA program joined Henrico CASA and Chesterfield CASA to host a poverty simulation for 60 volunteers and 17 staff members, board members and community partners. Both Goochland and Hanover CASA programs also participated.


"It was very successful and we hope to be able to offer it to other CASA programs and community groups," said Jana Blue, SCAN's Volunteer Coordinator.


During this simulation, participants role-played the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. Each "family" had to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities during the simulation while interacting with various community resources.


The simulation enabled participants to view poverty from different angles, while allowing low-income volunteers to interact with leaders from their community.


"This simulation affected me profoundly," said Ginny, a Richmond CASA volunteer. "I have shared what I experienced that Saturday with a number of people.  Several of them commented that they would love to participate in a similar presentation."




Richmond CASA graduates 20 new Volunteers



SCAN's Richmond CASA program welcomed 20 new CASA volunteers on June 12. They participated in 35 hours of intensive training and court observation. Richmond CASA now has 87 volunteers who can advocate for safe, permanent homes for children involved in cases of abuse and neglect. Thank you for your service!



Learn more about how to become a Richmond CASA volunteer here.



Incoming Board of Directors Chair Birck Turnbull


SCAN relies on the support of its many volunteers to fulfill its vital mission each day. This includes the Board of Directors, which is comprised of approximately 30 community members who help guide the vision, finances, legal decisions and more for SCAN.


Birck Turnbull is one of these essential volunteers. Birck became a board member in 2011. Within a short time, Birck's positive energy, strategic mindset and belief in SCAN's mission has made him a leader on the Board.  As of July 1, Birck will become the Board of Directors Chair.


Birck is a Senior Vice President at Thalhimer.  He first became involved with SCAN through his real estate dealing with Richmond CASA. Richmond CASA's 103 East Grace Street building became SCAN's main office after the organizations merged in 2009.


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