From the blog: An opportunity to honor the heroes among us 

January 30, 2014

alliesawards365 days a year, thousands of people across Northern Virginia are working to protect children, support parents and strengthen families. From social workers to teachers to child advocates to coaches to faith leaders, these people are our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends.

They’re also HEROES.

They’re connecting with the children in our community every day, changing the directions of lives and lifting up families in countless ways.

Now it’s time to celebrate their commitment and compassion. Every year, SCAN hosts the Allies in Prevention Awards, a special opportunity to honor individuals who go above and beyond in their efforts to prevent child abuse and strengthen families. We’ve honored everyone from elected officials to social workers, from doctors to foster parents.

Who is a hero in YOUR community? Let’s share their story. Let’s celebrate their impact. Let’s lift THEM up as an example for the rest of us.