Located in downtown Philadelphia, the Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) provides legal assistance and social service advocacy for Philadelphia’s abused and neglected children. It is one of the most successful volunteer models serving children in the country, teaming volunteer lawyers with staff social workers to advocate for a permanent nurturing environment for every child. Since its founding in 1977, Child Advocates has trained more than 6,000 attorneys who contribute pro bono services valued at more than $4.6 million annually. In the last year, Child Advocates has served more than 800 children. In 2006, there were 4,947 documented new cases of child abuse and neglect in Philadelphia.
On April 10, 2013 The Support Center has their Annual Benefit Reception and Auction this year at the Crystal Tea Room. 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 more information or to purchase tickets go to www.advokid.org.