• Dateline NBC, 1998
  • Heart of the Matter, BBC, England, 1998
  • TV interview, Philadelphia, PA
  • National Public Radio, Kentucky, Tennessee
  • Time magazine
  • Television interview, New York, NY 

Allegheny News, "AUMC-Canonsburg’s Watchful Shepherd Aids Kids."

  • The program unites local resources to protect at-risk children.
  • Allegheny General Hospital is the first urban trauma center to adopt the monitoring program. 

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "Projects Pilot Says Cause is Urgent."

  • Lycos donated a ten-page website:
  • Lycos adopted Watchful Shepherd as a charity. It has introduced the monitoring concept to agencies in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 

Observer-Reporter, A Shepherd for Abused Children.

  • A three-unit pilot program has grown into a national system with over 100 units in place in several states.
  • E-mails have been received from all over the U.S. as well as from India, Australia, China and Botswana. 

Press Releases

To report any suspected abuse, please Call the

Child Abuse Hotline


or 1-800-932-0313
Contact Information



Postal Address
1061 Waterdam Plaza Drive
Suite 204
McMurray, PA 15317


Donations, Memorials

and Tributes!
Make your tax-deductible donation to Watchful Shepherd USA. 

Child Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Program

Lycos and the Watchful Shepherd Join Forces to Prevent Child Abuse.

  • The goal is to improve abused children’s’ access to emergency help.
  • Lycos provides banner advertisements on the Internet.
  • In two months’ time, the organization received almost 400 inquiries from such places as Brazil, Moscow, Israel and Australia. 

Pittsburgh Catholic, "The Watchful Shepherd - An Effective Deterrent to Child Abuse."

  • The system provides the necessary feeling of safety to kids whom suffer physical, sexual, or emotional abuse

Observer-Reporter, "Watchful Shepherd’s Flock Growing in U.S., Abroad."

  • Watchful Shepherd helps to preserve the family unit. 

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "Fayette CYS to Introduce Electronic Home Monitors."

  • Fayette County now utilizes the monitoring system as an abuse deterrent and security promoter.
  • CYS provides training to social service professionals and to local and state police officers. 

Lycos Inc. Hosts Web Site for Special Child-Protection Program.

  • Lycos is providing WWW server space to Watchful Shepherd
  • The website will hopefully help to bring children out of isolation. 


  • 2002 NFL Community Quarterback Award
  • 2002 Senator John Heinz Award
  • 2002 Italian American Volunteerism Award
  • 2001 National Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service
  • 2001 Catholic Digest National "Good Egg Award"
  • Rotary Foundation International Paul Harris Fellow Award
  • Citizen of the Year Award in Pittsburgh
  • J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award
  • National League of Women Voters Social Service Award
  • Marriott Corporation Modern Health Care Service Excellence Award
  • Pittsburgh Annual Health Care Heroes Award. 

Observer-Reporter, "End Abuse of Little Children."

Watchful Shepherd is a voice for children who do not have a vote.
The program has protected 600-700 children in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

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Combined Federal Campaign #9165