Annual Awards Call for Nominations

Nominations Due: February 13th

The public is invited to nominate individuals for the awards listed below.  Nominations are due by Monday, February 13th and should be sent to RI Coalition for the Homeless, 1070 Main Street, Suite 304, Pawtucket, RI 02860   Fax: 401-721-5688, or email info@rihomeless.org.

Please include the following information: Name of the person nominated; Award for which this person is nominated; agency affiliation (if any); Nominee’s contact information; Your phone number and email.  You may use this form, but nominations are accepted through all forms of communication.



SR. CAROL MCGOVERN, RSM MEMORIAL AWARD

In 1996, the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless established an award to be given to a person who exemplifies the spirit and work of our past President, Sr. Carol McGovern with involvement in advocating to fight homelessness, providing services, and empowering those who are homeless.



Nominating Criteria
:

  • At least five years involvement in fighting homelessness;
  • Extensive depth and breadth of service through direct interventions with homeless individuals and advocacy for social change; and,
  • Commitment to the empowerment of those who are poor and homeless.

Previous honorees:

  • Stephen Vadnais, Executive Director, Housing Authority of the City of Pawtucket, 2016
  • Linda Impagliazzo, Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center, 2015
  • Sister Ann Keefe, SSJ, 2014


SENATOR JACK REED ADVOCACY AWARD

The Senator Jack Reed Advocacy Award is a permanent award to honor the Senator for his national leadership on affordable housing and homelessness. We believe that by establishing this award, we are acknowledging the Senator with a meaningful and well-deserved demonstration of our gratitude for his work.



Nominating Criteria:
  • A policy maker or someone that influences policy and is committed to ending homelessness;
  • Clearly exercises leadership and public advocacy for housing resources; and,
  • Has made a direct contribution to the further the work of the RI Coalition for the Homeless.

Previous honorees:

  • Linda Loveday, Local 2448 Council 9, AFSCME, 2016
  • Betty Crowley, Senator, District 16 and Scott Slater, Representative, District 10, 2015
  • Craig Stenning, Director, Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, 2014
 

THE SR. JUDY SOARES, RSM AND JOHN COEN MEMORIAL

AWARD FOR DIRECT SERVICE

The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless continues to offer a permanent award in honor of our late colleagues, Sr. Judy Soares and John Coen. Through these wonderful role models of direct service, we wish to honor a member agency staff person that demonstrates a commitment and concern for those who are homeless.



Nominating Criteria:


  • Work with those who are homeless for at least five years;
  • Demonstrated extraordinary dedication to his or her work;
  • Consistent sensitivity to and respect for those who are homeless;
  • Evidence of effectiveness in serving homeless constituents; and,
  • Demonstrated commitment beyond service to engage in advocacy on housing and homeless issues.

Previous honorees:

  • Sheryl Marshall, 2016
  • RI Homeless Advocacy Project, 2015
  • Anne Pari, 2014
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