FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        August 11, 2011
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The Philadelphia Foundation Grants $30,000 Award

PHILADELPHIA – Joseph J. Peters Institute (JJPI), an affiliate of Public Health Management Corporation, received a $30,000 grant from The Philadelphia Foundation for the period beginning 7/1/2011 through 6/29/2011 for general operating support.  JJPI has met The Philadelphia Foundation’s criteria for a high-performing nonprofit organization.  The grant was awarded from the Lillian Gest Memorial Fund, William P. Gest Memorial Fund #2, Christine King Fund, WLG Endowment Fund and the Edward M Story Memorial Fund in memory of his father, Samuel Story and his mother, Mary Grosvenor. JJPI works to reduce the causes of and the overall results of sexually abusive behaviors through research, training, prevention and treatment.

“We are thrilled that The Philadelphia Foundation chose to recognize the important work JJPI does in the community,” said JJPI executive director Theodore Glackman. “Through this grant, we can continue the fight against sexual abuse.” JJPI aims to prevent sexual abuse before it occurs, help survivors of sexual abuse lead healthy and productive lives, and prevent perpetrators of sexual abuse from recidivating. With over 55 years experience, JJPI has developed a national reputation as an expert in treating the potentially devastating and highly stigmatized problem of sexual abuse and in addressing the complex developmental, familial and social issues that accompany the epidemic.

JJPI provides direct behavioral health services to approximately 1,300 clients per year, a majority of them children and adolescents who have been sexually abused.  JJPI uses therapeutic interventions that have been rigorously studied and found to be effective in helping to alleviate the suffering caused by sexual abuse.  JJPI’s prevention services staff also conduct participant-specific training to help teachers, adults and children distinguish healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviors and learn how to safely report unhealthy behaviors or signs of potential abuse.  Additionally, JJPI televises bi-annual public service announcements that promote the awareness and prevention of sexual abuse.


About Joseph J. Peters Institute

A nonprofit mental health agency providing outpatient assessment and treatment services in the area of sexual abuse, Joseph J. Peters Institute began with the pioneering work of psychiatrist Joseph J. Peters, MD, in 1955, and was one of the country's first initiatives in the treatment of sexual abuse. Over the years the organization has continued to evolve and now holds a national reputation for its work in assessment, treatment, prevention and education related to sexual abuse. For more information, visit

About Public Health Management Corporation

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce.  PHMC has served the region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit

About The Philadelphia Foundation

The Philadelphia Foundation, a public charity, is Southeastern Pennsylvania’s leading center for community philanthropic engagement and is committed to improving the quality of life in Bucks, Chester, Delaware,  Montgomery and Philadelphia counties through funds established by its donors. Established in 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation continues to help donors harness their generosity and vision by providing tools, knowledge and financial stewardship directed to maximize the strategic impact of charitable contributions. Grants from more than 750 charitable funds strengthen the effectiveness of nonprofits and support programs that are vital to the people of this region. For more information, visit