Noah Dziedzic joins SCAN as Operations Coordinator
Noah joined SCAN as the new Operations Coordinator in January 2019. His enthusiasm, intelligence, work ethic, and willingness to jump in have already made an impact on SCAN. We are excited to have him as part of the SCAN team!

What has your experience been that brought you to SCAN? What is your current role?
My mom was a social worker and exposed me to volunteering throughout my childhood. I have volunteered at an incredible organization, Anna Julia Cooper School, for many years. These experiences helped me know I wanted to be part of something to make the world better.

I am currently serving as SCAN’s Operations Coordinator, a position that allows me to do a little bit of everything.

What inspires you to stay involved with your work at SCAN?
In my role specifically, I enjoy making other people’s lives and jobs easier. I know that I can help people do what they need to do to help children and families.

Is there anything you wish other people knew about SCAN?
That there are incredible, talented, kindhearted, gifted people working at SCAN. They create a culture that lets people be themselves, thrive and do amazing work.

Volunteer at Friday Cheers and Dominion RiverRock
Thanks to a partnership with Venture Richmond we’ve been offered the chance to staff the beer trucks at several Friday Cheers and the ever popular Dominion RiverRock—both located on Brown’s Island. In exchange for pouring beer in cups, Venture Richmond makes a monetary donation to SCAN.

This is a GREAT way to engage your 21 and over kids, friends, neighbors or colleagues to raise critical funds for SCAN this summer. Volunteers enjoy free and priority parking, a simple 3-4 hour shift, good music with good people for a GREAT cause! No experience needed, but must be 21 or over. Join us at the James on Brown’s Island this summer and tell your friends! Volunteers are needed on May 10, May 18, May 19 and June 28. Please sign up now!
Join the SCAN's Richmond CASA Team
CASA Superhero Run!
May 4, 2019
Richmond CASA is thrilled to partner with Chesterfield CASA and Henrico CASA again this year. Support the Richmond CASA program by joining our team in the
CASA Super Hero Run.

In order for a portion of the proceeds to go directly to Richmond CASA you must join our team:

Become part of the movement of individuals, corporations, and organizations that are proud to lead the fight against child abuse. Enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and fun for the whole family. St. Joseph's Villa offers a flat and fast 5K course, which accommodates all levels of expertise.


Kendra Scott Gives Back!
Kendra Scott Gives Back Party!
May 3, 2019

Join SCAN for sips, sweets, and fabulous jewelry at Kendra Scott in Short Pump Town Center from 5pm - 8pm
20% of proceeds will support SCAN
Richmond CASA Recruitment Happy Hour
June 4, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Three Notch'd RVA Collab House

Please join us to learn more about the Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocate program.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. They make sure the child’s needs are heard – in the community and in the courtroom – and serve as a caring, consistent adult in a child’s life. They are individuals from all walks of life who are willing to dedicate their time to looking out for a child’s best interests. Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates is currently in need of volunteers to serve children in our community.


To learn more, please visit  grscan.com/be-a-casa  or contact heather.farber@richmondgov.com.

SCAN Honors Mustaches 4 Kids Richmond as
Volunteer Group of the Year
Every April SCAN honors a volunteer or group whose service has had a profound impact on the organization and the families we serve. This year we were thrilled to present the 2019 SCAN Volunteer of the Year Award to  M4K Richmond  for their incredible commitment to children!

They have raised over $276,000 for SCAN since 2011 and their passion, kindness, enthusiasm, and creativity has meant so much to us!

Our Executive Director honored them earlier this month at  The Byrd Theatre during a public screening of Resilience for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Virginia Summit of Childhood Trauma and Resilience
On April 25, over 900 individuals from across Virginia came together for the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. The summit featured Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as the keynote speaker. A policy panel of Secretary Daniel Carey, Senator Siobhan Dunnavant, Sen. Jennifer McClellan , Del.  Christopher K. Peace , and Del.  Jeff Bourne discussed the work currently going on at the state level. Finally, we were joined by cross-sector partners who presented breakout sessions on topics such as trauma-responsive schools, the intersection of trauma and racial inequity, trauma-informed collaborations in healthcare systems, vicarious trauma, making law-enforcement more trauma-informed and much more!

Thank you to Voices for Virginia's Children, Family and Children's Trust Fund and Families Forward for working collaboratively to put on this summit.


Thank you to Community Ideas Station WCVW!
A huge thank you to Community Ideas Station for helping SCAN strengthen and spread the Resilience movement! People across the commonwealth had the opportunity to watch Resilience from the comfort of their homes in Richmond, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville due to this incredible partnership. We appreciate the partnership of Community Ideas Station, Voices for Virginia's Children, Families Forward, and Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia for their commitment to raising awareness about ACES, Trauma and how we as a community can work together to support of children and create resilience!
Protect a Child today with a gift to SCAN's Annual Fund.
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