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We Are... Our Mission A Global Disease
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) psychosocial, social service and advocacy agency established in 1982. SCDAA/PDVC provides resources and assistance to children, adolescents, and families affected by sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait in Philadelphia, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northhampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
The mission of SCDAA/PDVC is to serve as a vehicle and resource center for the psychosocial and social service needs of children, adolescents, adults and families affected by sickle cell disease. SCDAA/PDVC seeks to develop, manage and allocate resources in partnership with hospitals, charitable organizations community based organizations and social service agencies.
Sickle Cell Disease is a global disease that affects close to 100,000 people in the United States with those of African descent being affected in the greatest numbers. In addition, people of Hispanic, Mediterranean, Native American, Asian, Sicilian,Greek, Italian, Indian and Turkish ancestry are also affected, but in smaller percentages.
STAFF BOARD of DIRECTORS
Stanley A. Simpkins, BS: Executive Director
Rev. Zemoria Brandon, BSW: Social Worker Administrator
Lita Higgins, BA: Program Manager
Murine L. Chandler, BSW: Outreach Liaison
& Community Health Specialist
Rev. LeRoi Simmons, MA, BA; Chairman
Anthony R. Phillips, BS; Vice President
Tammi C. Britt, DNP, MSN, RN; Secretary
Janée N. Burkhalter, Ph.D; Board Member
Aramide Ayorinde, Ph. D; Board Member
Joan Lambright, MS, BS Treasurer
Wilhelmina J. Young, CLM; Board Member
Stanley A. Simpkins, BS; Key Employee
5300 Wynnefield Avenue 215-471-8686 phone
Philadelphia, PA 19131 215 471-7441 fax