Fordham Law alumna Abbie Newman ’86 was featured in a Jewish Exponent article about her nonprofit organization, which fights child abuse.
Abbie Newman, then the founding executive director of a relatively new nonprofit, Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center (CAC), as well as the president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of CACs, found herself in a position to influence the way child abuse cases are handled statewide.
Mission Kids is a CAC that facilitates responses to child abuse cases in Montgomery County. As CEO, Newman’s role has expanded beyond the county to help address child abuse around the world.
Newman founded Mission Kids 10 years ago out of her living room. Mission Kids now sees more than 500 children and non-offending caregivers a year.
“Watching Mission Kids grow, watching the number of children that we have been able to help, just having a child come in here and tell their story, we see them,” Newman said. “We see the difference in that child in an hour, from going to this secret that they are holding to getting it off their chest to somebody non-judgemental and walking out of there, already beginning to heal. That’s huge.”