WALL OF THANKS

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations and Thank You
Frederick J Abdalla Jr, 
recipient of the 2019 Helen Carrocci Child Advocacy Award


Fred was nominated for this award because of his endless and passionate commitment to the youth of Jefferson County. Fred is the Chief Probation Officer for Juvenile Court and has been since 2005. He is a certified court manager and executive through the supreme court of Ohio. Fred goes the extra mile getting at risk juveniles the services and/or programming needed to become successful young adults. Fred has also taken the lead to provide ALICE Training (Active Shooter) to the administration and teachers of Jefferson County schools. He also implemented the summer youth program and community service program. 

THANK YOU!

13th Annual Fundraising Dinner

Thank you for supporting our community’s children at A Caring Place’s 13th Annual Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

And Special Thanks to Derek Clark, the Rappin’ Dad, for his powerful message of Hope for children and families affected by child abuse.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Bobbyjon Bauman

Congratulations and Thank You
Bobbyjon Bauman, 
recipient of the 2018 Helen Carrocci Child Advocacy Award

THANK YOU!

13th Annual Fundraising Dinner

Thank you for supporting our community’s children at A Caring Place’s 13th Annual Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

And Special Thanks to Derek Clark, the Rappin’ Dad, for his powerful message of Hope for children and families affected by child abuse.

HELEN CARROCCI

The Helen Carrocci Award

The Helen Carrocci Award was established in 2011 to honor the memory of Mrs. Helen Carrocci. As the first president of A Caring Place, Helen was a driving force in establishing Jefferson County’s first child advocacy center. In 1957, Helen embarked on her personal charge to serve our local youth as she started a Girls Scout and Brownie troop at St. Anthony’s Church in downtown Steubenville. Helen was later hired as a Jefferson County Sheriff Deputy in the 1980s, becoming the lead investigator in the county’s child abuse cases. Although she was just over five feet tall, Helen’s small stature was a “misunderstanding” when one was confronted by her towering tenacity in protecting the young of Jefferson County. She continued in this role for 10 years.

After retirement as a deputy, she remained active in her mission to protect children. In 1994 Helen volunteered in helping form and chair the county’s first multidisciplinary team (MDT). The MDT is the working group of professionals from the agencies that deal with child abuse.

From 2000 – 2005, Helen also voluntarily served as the vice-president and later as president of Jefferson County’s Children Services Board. She worked as president until the board’s responsibilities were later relinquished. Though her bones and muscles may have grown somewhat brittle over those years, the heart of her mission only burned more brightly through her efforts. She recruited enough support and raised community awareness to be a key instrumental piece in establishing A Caring Place in 2002.

Later on, as president of A Caring Place’s Board, Helen oversaw the center’s movement to becoming its own, nonprofit agency. Furthermore, Helen worked hard to contact others within the community and gain their support during those first “toddler” years as a center. Her work was highly effective in raising funds for the center to continue its services.

Helen was Helen, and if it were up to her, she wouldn’t have wished us to make such a fuss over her. For Helen, her reward was not earthly; her reward for all her suffering and sacrifices was that she had fully followed the burning mission of her heart to be an advocate for our children.

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