Thank you to Mustaches for Kids for donating $45,000 to SCAN! 

M4K Richmond continued their support of SCAN with their donation from the 2016 growing season.  Over the past 7 years, M4K has donated over $160,000 to SCAN.

During the month of November, participants sign on as a "grower" and grow a mustache for the entire month, and then solicit donations from friends, family, co-workers, and people in the community.

Thank you so much to Mustaches for Kids, all of the growers and those who support this amazing organization. Your gift will continue to change the lives of children in our community!
Saturday, March 4, 2017 
Bolling Haxall House

Tickets $75/each before February 2nd!
Click here to purchase your tickets now!

SCAN's Board of Young Professionals invites you to a night of dancing and fun, all for a good cause.

Cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres!  

Live Music from Another Level!

Silent Auction featuring great packages to bid on.

Over 175 guests attended the screening of Resilience on January 17th at the Robinson Theater Community Arts Center. Thank you for being a part of our continued effort to increase the knowledge of ACE's and how we can increase resiliency as a community.

Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. The film portrays a dynamic group of individuals who are proving that cycles of disease and adversity can be broken.

Click here to learn more on Resilience.

For more information on upcoming screenings, please contact Kristen Byrd at 
Richmond CASA
in Need of Volunteers

Court-Appointed Special Advocates ("CASAs") are everyday citizens appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children.
CASAs make sure children don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social services systems. For many abused children, their CASA will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

Richmond CASA urgently needs more volunteers to fill this important role.

If you are interested in becoming a CASA or learning more, p lease contact CASA Volunteer Coordinator Heather Farber at: or 804-646-5180.

You can also find more information about Richmond CASA here.

Thank you for joining us for an evening of fabulous shopping at the Shops at 5807, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting SCAN!
Thank you to the Shops at 5807 for supporting SCAN and our work to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

Save the Date!

Saturday April 29, 2017



For more information, please contact Kristen Byrd at or  

804-257-7226 x106. 


Vol. 68, January 2017 
SCAN Continues to Serve Children and Families in Need
During fiscal year 2015-2016, ending on June 30, SCAN served 1,100 children and 370 adults. Your support, volunteerism, and advocacy have made this possible. SCAN is also fortunate to have a dedicated and highly qualified staff who worked to reach these children and families in our community to create change in the lives of children today and for generations to come. Thank you to everyone who played a role in this important, life-changing work. Some highlights from SCAN's programs:

The Child Advocacy Center served 677 children and 29 caregivers by improving the investigation, treatment and prosecution of cases of sexual and severe physical child abuse.
The Circle Preschool Program provided high quality education and intensive mental health treatment to 12 children and 20 caregivers who had experienced trauma from abuse, neglect and exposure to domestic violence.
Richmond CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) helped 289 children in the Richmond City Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court find safe, permanent homes.
The Family Support Program provided treatment and education groups to 321 adults and 127 children, many of whom were involved in cases of abuse or neglect or at risk of experiencing abuse or neglect.
The Families Are Magic (FAM) Prevention Program reached 799 adults through its public awareness and outreach efforts.
Click here to learn more about SCAN's 5 Programs.  

Monday, Jan. 30th is Advocacy Day at the General Assembly Building - Join in for the whole day or just a portion!

Join us to speak to your state legislators about the goals and accomplishments of regional TICNs and the importance of trauma-informed approaches as best practices in services for children and families.

8:30- 11:00- Schedule a meeting with your legislator for anytime during this window. Find your legislator at

9:30- 10:30- Gather with members from other TICNs and other supporters to recognize the accomplishments of TICNs, hear from speakers, and share thoughts on best practices for state policy. (5th Floor West Conference room)

11:30- 12:30ish- Stay to be recognized in the House and Senate Galleries in the Capitol

Click here for a flyer with more information!

Click here to let us know you will be joining us!
Santa Shop Helps Over 320 Children During the Holidays

The 2016 Santa Shop helped 100 families and over 320 children enjoy a brighter holiday.
Thank you to our amazing volunteers, corporate supporters, Board of Young Professionals, James Center staff and SCAN staff who made our Santa Shop possible. Over 5 days, to  y donations were brought to the James Center, sorted and organized, the space was decorated and turned into a holiday wonderland.
Families involved in SCAN's programs were invited to come and shop for toys, choosing 3-4 for each child. The toys were wrapped by volunteers, while children enjoyed pictures with Santa, snacks, holiday crafts and movies.

Thank you to everyone who donated and helped support this event. You truly helped make the holidays brighter for children across our community!
Thank you to the James Center for hosting this event for the 5th year in a row, and partnering with SCAN for the Grand Illumination toy drive.
Thank you to the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund for providing a $1,000 grant to provide gifts for children age 13-17.
Thank you to the following for donating gifts, supplies, and volunteers!
Sheltering Arms
St. Catherine's School
301 Auto Repair
Wells Fargo
Swedish Match
Willis Towers Watson
Ogletree Deakins
Kappa Delta at University of Richmond
Buskey Cider
And all those who personally donated to SCAN!
Altria Volunteers Help
Makeover SCAN's Office

Thank you to our wonderful Altria volunteers who helped makeover SCAN's Grace Street office!

The Altria Employee Led Volunteer Event helped furnish SCAN's waiting room, create a new heart wall, and paint our new pinwheel murals.
Thank you for helping create a wonderful place for SCAN's families and children!

Thank you to Humble Haven Yoga and Margo Buchanan for hosting a free yoga class for SCAN's TICN Legal and Courts Committee, members from Richmond Police Department, Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, and City of Richmond Victim/Witness Services Specialists!

Thank You to the following for your support of SCAN!

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