Candice Linehan lives and works in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, where she grew up and attended Cabrini University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Candice obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Widener University where she graduated with honors. Candice has achieved a License in Social Work (LSW). Candice is also a Credentialed Advocate (CA) by the National Advocate Credentialing Program.
Since 2005, Candice has worked for Delaware County Women Against Rape (DCWAR), a nonproﬁt private agency committed to providing services to victims of crime. Candice began her career with the agency as a counselor/advocate. Recognizing her innate ability with victims and her tireless efforts on their behalf, DCWAR promoted Candice to Director of Sexual Assault Services, and ultimately to Assistant Director of DCWAR, her current position. In all of these roles Candice’s responsibilities have included crisis intervention, individual counseling, advocacy, accompaniment, facilitating teen therapy group and providing counseling to hotline callers.
As the Assistant Director, Candice manages the direct service staff, and serves as the liaison to the Delaware County District Attorney’s Ofﬁce, the Upper Darby Township Weed and Seed Program, forty-two of the local police departments and the six county hospitals. Candice represents DCWAR at community events, and provides preventative presentations and trainings to various schools and employers. Candice organizes the agency’s two major fundraising campaigns. In 2013, the Delaware County Bar Association awarded Candice with the Liberty Bell Award for her work with victims of crimes. In 2016, the Upper Darby Community Outreach Corporation awarded Candice with the Distinguished Community Service Award. In 2017, Candice’s Alma Mater, Cabrini University, honored her with the Luminary Award.
Prior to joining DCWAR, Candice worked as an outpatient mental health provider to high-risk children/adolescents and their families providing case management and therapeutic services.
Candice is also professional wedding photographer for a studio in Springﬁeld, Pennsylvania. And when she is not working in either of those capacities, Candice enjoys spending time with family and friends and participating in a variety of charitable events including 5K runs.
Candice believes her calling is to help others and she is passionate about giving back to her community.