Delia Ehrlich was a passionate philanthropist. The Prevention Center was among the numerous causes that she supported through her membership in the Auxiliary. Delia facilitated numerous fundraisers and grants in support of the Children’s Snack Time program, as well as, the Holiday Toy Program. She was a stalwart supporter of the Annual Luncheon.
San Francisco fashion icon Wilkes Bashford supported the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center from our very beginning — from lending advice to hosting a fashion show benefit and in-store shopping events, to providing gift certificates for auctions. He was a kind, humble, and generous man.
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Children are settling into their classes in schools across the Bay Area and BART and Muni are jam-packed with riders recently returned from vacation. At the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, summer of 2015—the hottest on record—was one of the busiest.
The impact of increasing economic disparity in San Francisco took a toll on the families we serve —95% of whom are low-income. For those who can’t afford summer camps, or find scarce spots in free programs, summers can be made all the harder by long unstructured days with young children. Families who depend on vital concrete services—like free lunch programs—normally provided by public schools can find already tight budgets stretched to the breaking point.
On Friday, August 28th, 25 cyclists will begin a 100-mile ride from the front door of our family support center in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco up to the Russian River. Saturday will be a day to rest, recover and enjoy a kayaking trip down the Russian River. Sunday is the return trip to San Francisco. In all, each rider will cover about 200-miles as their way to support the Prevention Center and our work.
Check it out here. Our very own Katie Albright, Executive Director, participated in the Aspen Institute’s webinar discussing the intersection of toxic stress, health and the Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACES). She was one of a handful of presenters on this important and engaging topic.
On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Ascend at the Aspen Institute released Two Generations. One Future: An Anthology from the Ascend Fellowship. The Anthology builds on more than two years of collaboration and bold action by Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows, including San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center Executive Director, Katie Albright. Together, the Anthology essays paint a portfolio of insights and solutions that will inspire many to action and propel children, parents, and their families toward educational success and economic security.
Click here for President Obama’s official proclamation and inspiring words.
Together we can Shine the Light on child abuse and protect our community’s children. Our future is counting on it.
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