There are 1,600 reports of child sexual abuse each year in Philadelphia...we want to bring healing and justice to every child.
Welcome to the Philadelphia Children's Alliance web site, a resource for anyone concerned about helping sexually abused children or seeking information on the subject. The information provided here will enhance your understanding of a difficult problem. We invite you to join us in making a difference in our community's response to child sexual abuse.
Watch our new agency video on YouTube and learn how we help kids in crisis.
Our most favorite day of the whole year - May 2nd, Bear Affair Day - was a huge success ... more news to follow! Thank You Bear Affair Committee! Thank You Bear Affair Sponsors! Thank You Bear Affair Donors! Thanks to all who attended and supported us so generously!
Partnerships Supporting PCA
When Philadelphia Weekly senior editor Nina Hoffmann said "I do" to her husband Joel in 2010, she knew that he'd been sexually abused as a child. What she didn't yet understand was that the hidden emotional wounds from that long-ago violation would soon come to pervade every aspect of their relationship, threatening their very ability to live and love together. The couple's two-year battle to save their marriage culminated in Joel's public coming-out as a sexual abuse survivor—and telling his story inspired them to begin collecting the personal stories of other survivors and their loved ones from around the nation. What resulted is "The Survivors Project: Telling the Truth About Life After Sexual Abuse" which presents more than 50 intimate, first-person essays from women and men of all ages and all backgrounds, having little in common except for the life-altering fact of the terrible thing that happened to them—and their determination to move forward by sharing their stories with the world. A portion of the proceeds from sales of "The Survivors Project" will be donated to regional charities supporting abuse survivors, including the Philadelphia Children's Alliance. (Purchase Book Now)
"Movin' On" is a compilation CD featuring Philadelphia based artists with all profits from the proceeds of the recording being donated to The Philadelphia Children's Alliance. Movin' On is produced by Ritchie Rubini and was release May 2nd, 2013 at the Philadelphia Children's Alliance annual fundraising event, The Bear Affair. (Listen to an Endorsement by Rod Kim & Vince Cirino, Learn more about all the Amazing Artists who contributed to this effort, Purchase CD Now)