April Nonprofit Spotlight
Philadelphia Children’s Alliance
As April is Child Abuse Prevention month, we have selected Philadelphia Children’s Alliance as April’s Nonprofit Spotlight!
Who They Are:
The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance is an independent non-profit organization that promotes healing and justice for sexually abused children in Philadelphia. Using a multidisciplinary approach, they collaborate with their partners in child protection, law enforcement, and medical and mental health services to provide forensic interviews, victim support, and counseling services at the Philadelphia Safety Collaborative, a co-located child-friendly facility. PCA is committed to using best practices and they promote this model locally and nationally.
What kind of support does PCA need the most right now?
The best way to support PCA right now is to attend its largest fundraising event of the year—the Bear Affair. This year’s event is a virtual cocktail party on Thursday, May 6 from 6-7:30 pm. The event will “bring” guests inside PCA for a firsthand look at their work, feature inspiring stories from families who have been through PCA’s program, and showcase music from the Commonwealth Youth Choirs. Hosted by Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro, the evening includes a live auction, and guests will enjoy a special snack box delivered to their homes to enjoy during this not-to-miss event. This event raises critical funds that directly support PCA’s mission to support children who have been sexually abused.
What is one thing you wish people knew about PCA that they may not?
One thing people may not know about PCA is that they never stopped serving children and families when the COVID-19 pandemic began. They adapted their practices with the health and safety of their team and clients in mind and were able to maintain vital services for children who have been sexually abused. Additionally, PCA’s clinical team was able to shift towards tele-health practices to ensure that kids and teens did not have to pause their progress.
What is the most unique donation PCA has received?
PCA recently received a very unique donation of 1,700 stuffed animals from the Jerzy Devilz, a chapter of the largest all-female motorcycle riding club in the world. Every time a child visits PCA, they are given a brand new stuffed animal to provide them some comfort during a difficult time. In the wake of COVID-19, PCA’s stuffed animal supply had become badly depleted, which made this amazing donation all the more meaningful.
For more information, feel free to visit their website: philachildrensalliance.org.