Rockville Businesses Kick Off National Child Abuse Prevention Month With Style


Phoenix – March 17, 2015 – Children from Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village will be the guests of honor on April 6 for a salon day at David’s Beautiful People in Rockville, Md.

The event will help kick off National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the month-long observance through April that encourages people and communities to work together in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

The salon offered 22 village residents new haircuts, and for the young ladies, manicures too. Joining in the spirit of giving, transportation to and from the salon is being provided by DC Tours, and to make sure no one leaves hungry, CiCi’s Pizza next door is providing free pizza lunch to each child. Local entertainment is expected for the children while they wait.

The coiffing for a cause was coordinated by the Philanthropy and Causes Committee at CapitalSource, a division of Pacific Western Bank. CapitalSource has supported Childhelp for nearly a decade, but this latest endeavor sprung from a single chance encounter.

“I was having my hair done,” explained Scarlett Sasscer, the Chevy Chase Office Manager at Pacific Western Bank, “and asked the owner if he would be interested in participating in an event with Childhelp.” After hearing a little more, David Cohen, who opened the salon in 1973, and the rest of his team were very excited. “The event took off before I had time to fully plan it,” Sasscer added.

Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village is a residential treatment facility in Lignum, Va., operated by Childhelp, a Phoenix-based national non-profit devoted to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. In addition to offering residential treatment for children who have faced violence and neglect, the facility’s non-public school serves students from across the area who require special accommodations.

About Childhelp

Since 1959, Childhelp has brought the light of hope and healing into the lives of countless children as a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to child abuse prevention and treatment. Childhelp’s programs and services include residential treatment services, children’s advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes, child abuse prevention education and training, and the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD). The Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village in Culpepper County, VA, accommodates up to 67 children who have special needs stemming from abuse and neglect. For more information, log on to, or

About CapitalSource

CapitalSource makes commercial loans to small and middle-market businesses nationwide. CapitalSource is a division of Pacific Western Bank, a Los Angeles-based commercial bank with $16 billion in assets and 80 full-service branches located throughout the state of California. Pacific Western Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). For more information, visit

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Michelle Robinson