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Watchful Shepherd USA

Category of Service: Human Needs


The Watchful Shepherd USA is a national non-profit child and family abuse prevention program that provides electronic alarm systems that allow abused and neglected children to summon local emergency response at the press of a button at the threat of violence.

Programs and Services

  • The Watchful Shepherd USA provides a vital tool that promptly alerts law enforcement to potential child abuse while implementing treatment and counseling programs to prevent further incidents. Once installed, the system ensures peace of mind for caseworkers and safety for families.
  • The Watchful Shepherd USA’s equipment allows at-risk children to summon emergency help to their homes. Children receive a wristband that activates an electronic device installed in their home, triggering a computer monitoring system that operates 24/7, 365 days a year at our National Response Center. When the “HELP” button is pressed, dispatchers establish voice contact with the child within 10 seconds. The device’s loud sound and the knowledge that authorities have been notified deter potential abuse until local police and Child Protective Services personnel arrive.
  • The Watchful Shepherd now offers victims of child abuse and domestic violence a mobile security device. When double-pressed, this device sends a text message to up to five pre-selected emergency contacts, notifying them that the user needs help and providing a link to the user’s location. If the optional 911 feature is enabled, trained ADT agents will also notify 911 dispatchers.
  • People in danger no longer need to worry about finding a phone, opening an app, or making a call. A simple double click of this inconspicuous, wearable accessory ensures help is on the way quickly.

Primary Revenue Sources

Annual Fundraising Event

Primary Fundraising Event

Dancing for a Cause

2022 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-1760181
Net Assets$315,055.00


Name:Amanda Bilitski
Title:Executive Program Director
Web Site:www.watchful.org
Address:1061 Waterdam Plaza Dr., Suite 204
McMurray, PA, 15317

*This charity submitted audited financial statements.

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