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Exciting Times for MCAP!
By Mary C. Pugh, Esq., Executive Director

MCAP welcomes Sharon
Jones Hofer, Esq., as our new Senior
Staff Attorney. MCAP is thrilled to
work with Sharon as she shares her
enthusiasm, experience and passion

answered the call to serve. No matter how horrific the case or how
busy their schedules, our MCAP advocates accept appointments
to protect children. Proudly, we are able to ensure that a volunteer
attorney is appointed within 36 hours of the referral.
Thank you all for your commitment to children. As advocates,

for kids. Certainly, she is no stranger

donors or MCAP ambassadors, you all have bravely helped at-risk

to MCAP as she worked with us

children by believing that a safe and nurturing environment is

previously for over six years. As a

a fundamental right for ALL children. With your participation,

full-time staff attorney, Sharon is a

MCAP helps children heal from the visible and invisible scars

valuable resource for our advocates

of abuse. In 2018, we invite you all to join MCAP at our many

who might need some guidance,

"friend-raisers" where we will be raising awareness for at-risk

a substitute or a brainstorming

children and appreciating all who help them.

conversation. Sharon received her

* Ladies Night Out Presented by Main Line Today

Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health/Athletic Training and

(Benefitting MCAP)

her Master's in Education in Exercise Physiology from Slippery

April 26, 2018, 6 - 9 PM at the Ballroom at the

Rock University and her Juris Doctorate from Widener University

Ellis Preserve, 3821 West Chester Pike,

School of Law. Interestingly, Sharon met her husband, Scott,

Newtown Square, PA 19073

through MCAP. Besides her passion for children, Sharon enjoys

* MCAP Appreciation Lunch - May 4, 2018 at the MBA

reading, movies, nature and is an avid and loyal Penn State football

* MCAP Run for the Hill of It - July 28, 2018 at

and Eagles fan.
Sharon is certainly a necessary addition for us as the number
of our cases has increased by an alarming 47% since 2015. With
the opioid crisis, insufficient medical, financial and mental health

Fairmount Park and Forbidden Drive
* MCAP Salute to Heroes Dinner Dance -
November 17, 2018
Find out about all of the exciting events by visiting our website

support for families and an uptick in child trafficking in the county,

at www.mcapkids.org or calling our office at 610-279-1219. I

we expect this upward trend to continue. Throughout our history,

look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks so much for all you do!

MCAP has never had to turn away a child because one of our
125 committed MCAP volunteer pro bono attorneys has always

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