I have the privilege of beginning my tenure as the Board President of Carson Valley Children’s Aid as the agency prepares to celebrate its centennial anniversary of helping children, youth and families. I have been involved with CVCA since 2002 as it has become my passion relating to children who need unique support in overcoming unfair obstacles.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carson’s dream of establishing an orphanage for girls began in 1917 with 100 acres of farmland in what was then rural Flourtown, Pennsylvania. Their goal was to do more than just build a residential facility. With the help of Carson Valley School’s first director, Elsa Ueland, they provided the girls a nurturing home, quality education and vocational and life skills instruction.
Almost 100 years later, CVCA has grown beyond the borders of our main campus to offer a continuum of services throughout Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. CVCA’s 29 programs include Behavioral Health, Education, Family Support, In-Home Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention, Out of Home, and School and Community Based programs.
You may learn more about Carson Valley’s programs and success stories by reading CVCA’s monthly e-newsletters and Facebook and Twitter updates. There are many ways to get involved with Carson Valley by donating your time and talent as a volunteer or by making a financial contribution.
Please join me in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Carson Valley Children’s Aid and its vision of helping children, youth and families realize their potential and thrive. I look forward to helping Carson Valley Children’s Aid usher in the start of a new century of service.