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Give a helping hand & safety to those who need it!

Watchful Shepherd USA is a national non-profit family abuse prevention program. We provide at-risk children with a wristband that lets them summon local law enforcement with the press of a button at the threat of abuse or neglect.

Watchful Shepherd is now able to provide a discreet mobile security device to help the victims in need.

Designed to keep you and your loved ones safe

They look like everyday accessories but they are actually safety devices. There is a button hidden on the backside. Double-click the button to immediately text up-to five emergency contacts a link to your GPS location & to let them know you need help. Enable the free 9-1-1 feature (US only) to connect with 9-1-1 dispatchers. To find out more information on how you can help support the distribution of these devices, please click below

Jewelry SOS devices being used to help domestic violence victims

The Watchful Shepherd started distributing the jewelry in February 2022, which are used to help those in emergency situations, call for help discreetly.

How We Help

child abuse alert systemWatchful Shepherd USA provides a powerful tool that immediately alerts law enforcement to potential child abuse while treatment and counseling programs are implemented to stop the abuse. Once installed, the system provides peace of mind for caseworkers and safety for families.

Discovering Peace of Mind

Her husband was back. It was the middle of the night, and Sara* felt her heart begin pounding with anxiety. As he tore her out of bed, she thought about the blanket she hid outside. No phone, no one else awake, just darkness. Once he locked that door, there was nothing she could do.

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The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares April 4, 2023 “Watchful Shepherd USA Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.


I am so excited to see an organization like yours. As a young girl, my grandfather abused me, and I have always wished there had been a way for me to call out for help.
I am afraid that one day soon the children will wake up and find their mom dead on the floor. If you can help in any way, I would be so thankful.
Thank you Watchful Shepherd for giving us the monitor… its been helping our daughter sleep better.  It helps alleviate her anxiety and stress at night knowing she has a safer environment.

Guardian Award Recipients

The Watchful Shepherd USA Guardian Award is presented to men and women who EMBODY the mission of protecting children, and other at-risk individuals, from domestic violence and abuse.  These individuals have devoted time, influence, and resources unselfishly; many times, at great cost to themselves, for the advancement of the Watchful Shepherd mission and the protection of those who need it most.  The Watchful Shepherd Guardian is a rare award only honoring those who have exemplified selfless leadership in our community for our humanitarian cause. 

Watchful Shepherd Board Vice President, Joseph Femiani, pictured with the 2023 Guardian Award Recipients starting from left, Donna Nardine, Claudine Femiani (accepting on behalf of herself and her late husband and Watchful Shepherd Founder, Joseph P. Femiani), Randy Guthrie, Diana Irey Vaughan, & Tracy Walnoha. Missing from photo – Ron Galiano & Honorable Traci L. McDonald

Watchful Shepherd Board President, Claudine Femiani; Guardian Award Recipient & Watchful Shepherd Board Member, Ron Galiano; & Watchful Shepherd Board Vice President, Joseph Femiani

The “Guardian Award” was celebrated on Friday, October 20, 2023, at the Watchful Shepherd’s “12th Annual Dancing For A CauseFundraising Event which was held at the Southpointe Hilton Garden Inn.  Watchful Shepherd USA is celebrating its 30th Anniversary of service to our community.  Founded in 1993 by Joseph P. Femiani, Watchful Shepherd’s mission is to protect at-risk children, families, and victims from domestic violence and abuse. 

Dancing for a Cause



Save the Date!

  • Friday, October 18, 2024
  • Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe