Lisa Wright Celebrates 15 Years with SCAN's Child Advocacy Center
Lisa Wright has been a critical part of SCAN over the past 15 years. She serves as the Child Advocacy Center Trauma Focused Treatment Coordinator and Trauma Informed Community Network Co-Coordinator. Lisa also played a vital role in helping SCAN establish the first therapeutic preschool in our region in 2011. Her relentless work to make our community better for children and to help families heal is always done with kindness and care. SCAN is beyond grateful to have her expertise and passion.

How did you first get involved with SCAN?
I started working at SCAN when the Child Advocacy Center opened in 2004. I had recently relocated to the Richmond area and was excited to see the opportunity to start an outpatient therapy program within the Child Advocacy Center.

What has your life/work experience been that brought you to SCAN? 
I graduated from the VCU School of Social Work in 1993 with a specialization in Criminal Justice. I worked for several years in a center in Alexandria where I provided outpatient therapy to adolescents and adult sex offenders and earned my license in clinical social work. I then had the good fortune to work with Dr. Eliana Gil at the Kellar Center in Fairfax providing outpatient treatment for children. I learned about expressive therapies while at the Kellar Center and applied this knowledge when creating the Trauma-Focused Treatment Program at the Child Advocacy Center. I am also the mother of two beautiful kids and value everything that I have learned as a parent.

What inspires you to stay involved with your work at SCAN? 
I am inspired every day by the commitment of our staff, the work of our Multidisciplinary Team partners, by the caregivers we serve and by every child who enters our program. I feel honored and privileged to be part of the healing journey for so many kids and families.

SCAN Honors Jeanine Harper's 20 Years of
Service and Passion
This November SCAN Executive Director, Jeanine Harper, celebrates 20 years of leadership in protecting children, educating communities and advocating for families in our community! SCAN Board, staff and friends gathered on November 20 to celebrate and honor Jeanine. The group shared quotes and memories of Jeanine's time with SCAN. Below are just a few that capture Jeanine's incredible passion and service for children.

"Jeanine has a heart with unlimited capacity. Her passion for children and families shines in everything that she does. “No” is not a word often heard from her, as she creates ways to provide assistance when requested. The evidence is seen in the rapid expansion of SCAN’s services, programs, and staff. Jeanine works tirelessly for the cause, yet manages to practice mindfulness and stay present despite her busy schedule.
She is truly a gem and a pleasure to work with."

 Jeanine and those under her tutelage always put the child’s needs ahead of any personal or organizational agenda. It is through her humility and tireless work to protect the children of Richmond that Jeanine’s star shines brightest. She is a special individual, a huge asset to our community, and truly
deserves to be recognized…”

"Jeanine has been a constant role model and positive force since I met her. Her steadfast passion to help others spreads to those around her and is contagious. I am so glad that I get to work alongside her as she makes the world a better place." 

“It is difficult to know where to begin to describe my respect and admiration for Jeanine Harper. I have known her for 20 years, first as a Greater Richmond SCAN volunteer and for the past 13 years as a Board Member. Twenty years ago, SCAN was a good human services organization with one program, providing parenting classes to non-offending parents of abused or neglected children. Today, SCAN has five programs and is providing indispensable services to our community. Jeanine is seen as a thought leader in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and various initiatives at SCAN have received state-wide and national recognition.”
SCAN Marks 15 year Anniversary of the Child Advocacy Center!
Last week SCAN Board, BYP, Staff, CAC Multidisciplinary team members, funders and other friends gathered to honor the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Richmond Child Advocacy Center. We are thankful for all the people that have made it possible for the CAC to help over 6,000 children and their caregivers heal since 2004.
Mustaches 4 Kids $15,000 matching event TODAY
Three anonymous private supporters from SCAN, Feedmore, and M4K have offered to sponsor one final $15,000 matching event! Starting today these three generous supporters will match the first $15,000 in donations received by our M4K Richmond Growers. If you missed out on the first two matching events, this is a chance to double your impact. Don't miss out on taking advantage of this final matching opportunity! 

M4K Richmond improves the quality of life for local children through individual fundraising, partnering with local charities and businesses, and having a little bit of fun with facial hair. M4kRichmond has been a critical partner with Greater Richmond SCAN and we are thankful for their ongoing generosity in protecting children.

Show your support by coming out to upcoming M4K Check Ins and the 'Stache Bash!

Donate to a growers campaign to support SCAN and other area children's nonprofits

Wednesday, 11/27 - Bingo Beer Co
Wednesday, 12/4 - Kindred Spirits Brewing
'Stache Bash - Friday, 12/5 - Triple Crossing-Fulton
Thank you!
We are grateful to Continental Underwriters for the generous gift to support SCAN's programs.

Thank you to Colonial Webb for their ongoing support and generous recent donation to protect children.

Thank you to Triple Crossing Brewery for hosting a recent Toy Drive Happy Hour.

Buddy's Place Toy Drive and Give Back Night
December 2, 2019
5pm - 9pm

Come out to Buddy's Place on Monday, December 2, 2019 between 5pm - 9pm to support Greater Richmond SCAN!

We will be collecting unwrapped toys for children ages 0-18 for SCAN's Santa Shop. The Santa Shop helps bring the magic of the holidays to families impacted by SCAN's programs and reaches approximately 300 children each holiday season.

Additionally, Buddy's will be donating 10% of sales that evening to support SCAN's 5 programs.

Need ideas for a gift to bring to Buddy's or unable to make it in person? Check out SCAN's Santa Shop wish list at .

Richmond CASA Graduates Class
Congratulations to the 9 new Richmond CASA volunteers that were sworn in on November 7, 2019. We are so grateful for their commitment to children.

Interested in learning more about how you can advocate for a child? We are now accepting application for the January 2020 CASA training class. Learn more on our website.
SPECIAL - Early Bird Blue and White Ball Discount Tickets!
Blue and White Ball
March 7, 2020

As a SCAN supporter, we wanted to offer you the chance to get the first tickets available for the 2020 Blue and White Ball, hosted by SCAN's Board of Young Professionals.

Through December 1, SCAN friends can purchase tickets for only $75. This event has sold out in year's past, so don't wait!

If you are interested in learning more about corporate sponsorship, please email Heather Farber at
Shops at 5807 Holiday Shopping Event
Join us Thursday, December 5th from 5-8 pm for our annual holiday party in partnership with the Shops at 5807.

Stop by to get your holiday shopping done with one-night-only discounts while supporting a great cause! 10% of sales will be donated to Greater Richmond SCAN.

Resilience Screening and
Panel Discussion with Policymakers
Monday, January 6th
Richmond Public Library - Main Branch

Greater Richmond SCAN, in partnership with VOICES for Virginia's Children, is pleased to announce a special screening of the documentary, Resilience.

This film 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.

The screening will be followed by a 30 minute panel discussion with local policymakers about ways to advocate for children and families this coming year.

Protect a Child today with a gift to SCAN's Annual Fund.
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