News: Please note that we’ve changed our URL to SCCALaw.org. Bookmark our new site now.
  • "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." –Robert Brault

    3 years ago
 
Author Archives:

admin

38th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5k Run/Walk

Change the story for abused and neglected children. Join us for the 38th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park and race to help abused children find more stable lives.

Register TODAY!

The Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk attracts more than 1,300 runners and walkers of all ages each year, and is one of the oldest and most respected events of its kind in the City of Philadelphia! The Run/Walk format provides the opportunity for athletes of all levels to participate in this charity event organized by the Philadelphia Bar Association to spotlight its concern for the children of Philadelphia and to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates. People of all ages will enjoy fun, family-friendly activities including the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids Dash, the Caesar Rivise Team Competition, Face Painting, Balloon Animals and more!

Click HERE to register for the 38th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk.

Click HERE to join the Friends of Stephen J. Anderer non-competitive team OR click HERE to make a donation in Stephen’s honor. 

Law Firms and Corporations interested in participating in the Caesar Rivise Team Competition can download forms below. 

Questions? Contact Cate Galbally at 267-546-9216 or cgalbally@SCCALaw.org.

THANK YOU SPONSORS!!!

Presenting Sponsors
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Caesar Rivise PC
Firstrust Bank
Friends of Stephen J. Anderer

Legal Sponsors
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Anapol Weiss
Clark Hill PLC
Cozen O’Connor
Dechert LLP
DLA Piper
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP
Fox Rothschild, LLP
Momjian Anderer LLC
Offit Kurman
Pepper Hamilton
Philadelphia Bar Association
Reilly, Janiczek, McDevitt, Henrich & Cholden PC
Stevens & Lee/Griffin

Corporate Sponsors
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Philadelphia Runner
Reliable
Robson Forensic
USA Track & Field Inc
USI Affinity
Veritext Legal Solutions

Legal Supporter
Lundy Law LLP

Corporate Supporter
Exponent
Glanzmann Subaru
Wawa

2016 Holiday Toy Drive


Holiday Toy Drive Information:

For many of the kids we serve, the holidays are difficult. Some children may be separated from their parents, others from their siblings. At least 90% come from families living below the federal poverty level. All have experienced significant trauma that taints the warm holiday season.

We invite you to make the holidays brighter for these boys and girls.

Join our Holiday Toy Drive! We offer many ways to participate. Please read each volunteer opportunity carefully, as some changes have been made this year.

Coordinate a Child Advocates Toy Drive at work, among friends and family, at your child’s school, or at your church, synagogue or mosque. We will send you the names and ages of children – you tell us how many – on adhesive labels that can be distributed to your donors. We suggest a minimum of 10 children. When you’re done, deliver the toys to us or we’ll pick them up.

Buy gifts for our children (Birth to 21). We especially need gifts for teenagers. Gift cards are an easy way to give to this age group and our teens love them! Ideas: American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Five Below, Foot Locker, Old Navy, Target,Urban Outfitters, movie theaters, restaurants, etc. Click HERE for gift ideas for all ages.

Amazon Wish List. (now closed) 

Volunteer at our Toy Drive headquarters (One Logan Square, 12th Floor) to help sort and bag toys during the weeks preceding Delivery Day.

Help deliver toys on December 17th – Delivery Day. To protect the safety and well-being of the children we serve, we are requiring all Toy Drive Drivers to complete a background check. If you have completed a background check in the past year, please send a copy of your clearance to Allison Goetz or fax to 267-546-9201, attention Toy Drive Clearance. Child Advocates volunteer attorneys and 2015 Toy Drive Drivers do not have to undergo another background check but will need to contact Allison Goetz to register. To complete a background check please click HERE.

Sponsor a needy family or teen on a larger scale. Many of our clients’ families are impoverished with large sibling groups or special needs children, and may require more than toys.

Sorters, Donors and Toy Drive Coordinators, click HERE to fill out our volunteer interest form. 

**Things to remember: The deadline to deliver toys to our Toy Drive headquarters is Wednesday, December 14th, 2016. Please do not wrap gifts, give candy, or weapon-themed toys.

If you have any questions, please contact agoetz@sccalaw.org or 267-546-9216.

Support Center for Child Advocates Honors Philanthropist Mark Solomon With The 2013 Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award

The 2013 Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award

January 8, 2013, Philadelphia, PA — On April 10, 2013, the Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) will celebrate 36 years as the nation’s leading pro bono legal and social service advocacy organization serving abused and neglected children at their Annual Benefit Reception & Auction held at the famed Crystal Tea Room (Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia).

The event will consist of a cocktail reception, silent and live auction and an inspiring Awards Ceremony honoring Mark Solomon with the 2013 Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award for his dedication to providing high quality education for children in the foster care system and his unwavering support of youth at risk. From his deep involvement with the Gesu School, Girard College, Arise Academy Charter School, ESF Dream Camp Foundation and Save A Mind Foundation in the Philadelphia region to Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel, Mark has ensured that thousands of children throughout the world have a chance to get ahead.

Read more +

Child Advocates Say Abuse Measure Would Make Matters ‘Worse’

Several pieces of legislation aimed at improving the safety of Pennsylvania children cleared the Pennsylvania House of Representatives earlier this month and await action in the state Senate.

But one of the bills moving to the upper house has drawn ire from child advocates, who say it fails to adequately take into account the recommendations of a task force aimed at abuse prevention and would make matters “worse.”

The legislation stems from the recommendations of the state Task Force on Child Protection and includes measures such as HB 404, which would make it a felony to violently intimidate or retaliate against a witness or victim of child abuse, HB 316, aimed at funding child advocacy centers, and HB 19, which would provide education to school children on child exploitation.

Read more +

Pennsylvania kids need more protection from abuse

Pennsylvania is nationally recognized as a leader in early childhood care and education, yet we lack a statewide child abuse prevention strategy. Scores of infants and toddlers are dying or nearly dying from child abuse, but the issue has gone unaddressed by state policymakers.

Between 2008 and 2011, Pennsylvania recorded 147 children as having died from injuries substantiated as child abuse. An additional 177 sustained injuries certified by physicians as child abuse near-fatalities.

Read more +

Lack of statewide strategy hampers child protection

Pennsylvania is nationally recognized as a leader for its early childhood care and education agenda, yet we lack a statewide child abuse prevention strategy. Scores of infants and toddlers are dying or nearly dying from child abuse and the issue has gone unaddressed by state policy makers.

Between 2008 and 2011, Pennsylvania officially recorded that 147 children died from injuries substantiated as child abuse. An additional 177 children sustained injuries certified by physicians as a child abuse near-fatality.

Read more +

The weight of child abuse: Should a killer’s horrific childhood matter in deciding his fate?

Throughout his childhood, Terry Williams, now 46, suffered unspeakable physical and sexual abuse. In 1984, soon after turning 18, Williams killed Amos Norwood, a 56-year-old Philadelphia man who had been sexually abusing him for five years and had raped him the night before the murder.

Following Williams’ conviction, as it considered his sentence, the jury heard of another murder Williams had committed. The jury sentenced him to death. Yet neither the lawyers who represented Williams nor the jury knew that both men whom Williams killed had been abusing him. Terry Williams had not said a word. Now he faces execution in Pennsylvania on Oct. 3 and all of that history is being revisited.

Read more +

A fullwidth blog post

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In ut pharetra sem. Mauris ipsum eros, sagittis eu posuere at, vulputate et lectus. Fusce consectetur sem eget neque porttitor commodo. Nunc mauris velit, tristique eu vehicula faucibus, tempus non purus volutpat volutpat.

Morbi turpis risus, vestibulum sed tempor eget, varius vitae leo. Aenean ornare tellus eget ipsum congue elementum. Vestibulum ante ipsum volutpat volutpat condimentum tincidunt, pulvinar eu risus.

Read more +

6 Ways to Find Your Niche in the Office

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In ut pharetra sem. Mauris ipsum eros, sagittis eu posuere at, vulputate et lectus. Fusce consectetur sem eget neque porttitor commodo. Nunc mauris velit, tristique eu vehicula faucibus, tempus non purus volutpat volutpat.

Morbi turpis risus, vestibulum sed tempor eget, varius vitae leo. Aenean ornare tellus eget ipsum congue elementum. Vestibulum ante ipsum volutpat volutpat condimentum tincidunt, pulvinar eu risus.

Read more +

Gain Respect in the Workplace

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In ut pharetra sem. Mauris ipsum eros, sagittis eu posuere at, vulputate et lectus. Fusce consectetur sem eget neque porttitor commodo. Nunc mauris velit, tristique eu vehicula faucibus, tempus non purus volutpat volutpat.

Morbi turpis risus, vestibulum sed tempor eget, varius vitae leo. Aenean ornare tellus eget ipsum congue elementum. Vestibulum ante ipsum volutpat volutpat condimentum tincidunt, pulvinar eu risus.

Read more +

Page 1 of 212