Promise Awards – Honoring those committed to the promise of Children’s Village

Guest:  Kellie Connaughton, Director of Community Development

Date:  Nov. 12, 2013

Each year, thousands of children receive more than 30 different kinds of specialized services through Children’s Village, a collaborative effort of key community organizations and volunteers to meet the needs of children with special health care needs and their families.

Services include:

medical specialty clinics • developmental evaluations and collaborative diagnostic clinics dental services • occupational, physical and speech therapy • mental health counseling education services • behavioral intervention • nurse home visiting programs

The Village also offers a comprehensive parent and family support group called the Parent to Parent program.

More than anything, Children’s Village is a place for children to be children first. And this is only possible through the efforts of dedicated volunteers and professionals.

We want to honor those people who have helped children in Central Washington find the specialty health care services they require. The Memorial Foundation is rolling out the red carpet for the second annual “Promise Awards.”

Nominees were selected from peers, parents, friends and staff of Children’s Village. Winners will be honored in seven categories:

• Champion of Clinical Care
• Visionary Volunteer
• Corporate Community Energizer
• Distinguished Philanthropist
• Visionary in Children’s Health
• Outstanding Youth Engagement

The event is open to the public. It’s this Thursday evening, Nov. 14, at The 4th Street Theater, located at 14 South Fourth Street in Yakima. The social begins at 5 p.m., with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the award ceremony at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $100. The public is invited to attend the event and help thank those who committed to the vision and promise of Children’s Village.

Contact The Memorial Foundation at (509) 576-5794, to receive an invitation or purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit Children’s Village. For more information, call 509-574-5956. Or visit our website, yakimamemorial.org

Frequently asked questions:

Where can I find autism services in Yakima?

Children’s Village provides more than 30 different services to children with special health care needs, including autism, and their families.  Services include medical specialty clinics, development evaluations, dental services, occupational and speech therapy, mental health counseling, education services, care resource coordinators and physical therapies.

How do I know if my child might benefit from services at Children’s Village?

If you have a concern about your child’s development, talk to your primary care physician about a referral or start by taking a simple online developmental evaluation (Can we provide link here to Children’s Village link?) or call Children’s Village at (509) 574-3200 or (800) 745-1077.

What are the Promise Awards?

The Promise Awards were created to honor those who help to fulfill the promise that no child will go without the vital services he or she needs. The event honors individuals and organizations with outstanding service in several categories, including leadership in children’s health care, youth engagement and visionary volunteer work.

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