Family & Friends

December 2016
In This Issue
FSL Acknowledges Media Real Estate and Loyal Donors
Join Us for Breakfast
2015-2016 Annual Report
DCCF Grant
Surviving the Holidays
February 10, 2017

June 22, 2017 Pandora's Box
Featured Speaker Esther Deblinger, Ph.D. One of the developers of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  
Save the Date
Friday, April 28, 2017

2017 Pledged Sponsors
Thank you!
Presenting Sponsor
Delaware County Councilman 
Dave  White
AmeriHealth Caritas
        Health System
Monroe Energy
Premier Orthopaedics & Sports           Medicine
Walsh & Nicholson Financial Inc.
Alpha Payroll
Brinker Simpson & Company
Feldman Shepherd, et al.
Wheat Services
Your Part-Time Controller
Become a Bids for Kids Sponsor!! 

We are planning Bids for Kids 2017 and are looking for sponsors to help make this event our best year yet! 

Bids for Kids is the ideal opportunity to demonstrate your personal commitment to the safety of children in our community or to showcase your business as one that cares about the well-being of children and families.
To become a sponsor or purchase tickets go to:

To donate items for our auction, please contact Kathleen at 
610-268-9145 x18 or
Thank you recent donors!
Your generosity has made it easier for children to tell!
Alpha Payroll Services
Donald & Donna Bonnett
Brinker Simpson & Co. LLC
Broomall Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Marianne Browns
John & Janet Bryson
Frank Burdett
Mark Carden
Commodore Club
Stephanie Cornell
Dennis Debiak
Larry & Patty DeMooy
David & Eileen Dickens
Agnes Dolan
Finish Line Construction-Building Repair
Grant Gegwich & Elizabeth Romaine
Marilyn Gilroy
Ed & Ellen Goss
Geraldine Grabowski
Meg Grant
Rose Grelis
Kathy Hume
Joan & James Husted
InfoRich Group
Michael Jordan
Keystone First Family Health Plan
Lauren Kossler
Evan & Donna Liu
Karl & Mary Ellen Malessa
Paula Menghetti
Pinocchio's Pizza
Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
John & Nancy Ryan
Joseph & Diane Savage
Jill Schott
Bob & Karen Schwartz
Sherry & Paul Smyth
Rosemary Stanolis
Lori & Dean Trevlyn
Leona & John Tuohey
David & Liz Walsh
Wawa Foundation/Wawa Inc Corporate Chairities
James & Jenny Wyatt

Gifts between August 16 & November 30
Help Us Reach Our $40,000 Contribution Goal
Because children come to the DCCAC to tell their stories, we are able to identify survivors of sexual abuse. Our goal is to offer each of these children advocacy and therapy as they begin their healing journey. Please help us offer advocacy and therapy to Delco Children! 
Consider FSL to Receive Your United Way Contributions
If you are participating in United Way, please consider designating FSL to receive your funds 
Family Support Line #1591
Thank You For Preventing the Harm
Thank you Independence Blue Cross Foundation. Family Support Line is a recipient of their Building Healthier Communities grant funding. This grant is meant to impact positively the health and well-being of the community through education, fitness, awareness, technology, and research. This grant will be used for prevention programs.
Family Support Line and the Delaware County Children's Advocacy Center Acknowledge 
Media Real Estate and Loyal Donors
Delco DA Jack Whelan;  Jeffry Cadorette, Executive Vice President Media Real Estate; Pat Kosinski, Executive Director; and Grant Gegwich FSL Board President  

O n Monday, November 21, 2016 Family Support Line hosted a special Thanks for Giving event to thank donors and supporters of Family Support Line and the Delaware County Children's Advocacy Center (DCCAC). At the event, we acknowledged Media Real Estate for its donation of space within Family Support Line's office in Media that is being used for the DCCAC Partner's Room. 

Media Real Estate leases space to Family Support Line and the DCCAC for interviews, advocacy, therapy and administration. Media Real Estate donates space utilized for the Partner's Room. A plaque is displayed in the Partner's Room acknowledging Media Real Estate's generosity and "giving children a safe place to tell their stories." Family Support Line relies on "in kind" space so families have a safe and comfortable experience during the investigation of child sexual abuse reports.
Pat Kosinski, Executive Director, said "Media Real Estate has been a key partner in supporting our mission. We were glad to be able to recognize the company publicly at this special event."
"We are extremely grateful to the partners and Media Real Estate," said District Attorney Jack Whelan. "As a result of their generosity, members of the CAC and law enforcement can continue to do their job of protecting and serving Delaware County children in a safe and secure environment and ultimately help bring justice to their families.

During the event, FSL acknowledged "Loyal Donors." Loyal Donors have helped fund programs for five or more years. Thank you to our Loyal Donors!

FSL/DCCAC Announces Blog
The  Community Connection
Often, at Family Support Line, we focus on the dangers of the internet, social media and connections made online.  But these same tools have offered us a path to reach parents, professionals, donors and community members in a new way.  

Working with the problem of sexual abuse, we understand the difficulty in talking about this issue.  But we also know that the more ways we are able to reach people, and talk about abuse, the better chance we have to prevent abuse and help survivors through their healing journey.

Through the years we used various means to get prevention and treatment information to children, parents and professionals. For our Community Connection Blog,  we want to reach more community members and share our own experiences and the knowledge of professionals in our office. They hear the stories every day, they lead the trainings, they are experts we are proud to have. Each has different perspectives and experiences we hope can impact you to build a safe environment for our children. 

To read our blog go to: We hope you will sign-up to receive this blog!
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Thank you Spasso Italian Grill
Introducing our Annual Report

Thank You 
Delaware County Community Foundation
DCCF Board Members: Steve Derby, Lydia Holiat, Anthony Mitchell
 Thank you Delaware County Community Foundation for recognizing Family Support Line through the Hope For Children Fund. Thank you for your commitment to Delco Children.
For Surviving the Holidays
Help a child by simply forwarding to a friend.

While the holidays are a time for joy and celebration, for families who have experienced trauma this can also be a time that brings up painful memories. Between the demands of family, work and holiday errands, it can be difficult to catch your breath. As we head into this hectic season, it's important to remember to care not just for others but for ourselves as well. Here are some tips:
  • Plan positive activities
  • Don't be afraid to say "no"
  • Don't have high expectations
  • Prioritize
  • Surround yourself with people you trust
  • Don't Compare

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Contact us:
100 West 6th Street, Media PA 19063
(610) 268-9145

Family Support Line is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization - contributions to which are deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of Family Support Line may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll free within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.