PASSION Award

All of us at the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence would like to recognize the incredible commitment of all advocates for their work of helping improve the lives of women and children throughout the state. We also know that a big part of every program’s success can be attributed to the steadfast dedication of its direct service staff.
 
To honor advocates' extraordinary contributions, the Coalition is proud to present the PASSION Award, dedicated to recognizing outstanding individuals who exemplify the following qualities in support of their program’s goals:

P: Perseverance
A: Advocacy
S: Sensitivity
S: Strength
I: Integrity
O: Optimism
N: Nurturance

PASSION Award recipients are announced and recognized during the Coalition's Annual Conference.

Nomination process

PASSION Award recipients are selected by peer nomination and final evaluation by Coalition board and staff members.

Submit a nomination

Click here to submit a nomination

PASSION Award nomination guidelines will be released in Spring 2016.

Basic criteria for nominees

  • Employed by a community-based DVSA advocacy program
  • Currently works in a direct-service advocacy role with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking
  • Exemplifies the following qualities in support of their program’s goals
    • P: Perseverance
    • A: Advocacy
    • S: Sensitivity
    • S: Strength
    • I: Integrity
    • O: Optimism
    • N: Nurturance

Selection process

Nominations are verified and evaluated by Coalition board and staff members, and awardees are announced and recognized during the Annual Conference.

Past recipients

2015

Monica Alexander, Bradley Angle (Portland)
Angie Drake, Clackamas Women's Services (Oregon City)
Marie Hickman, Siuslaw Outreach Services (Florence)
Mercedes Hill, HAVEN from Domestic Violence (The Dalles)
Sharon Moore, The Harbor (Astoria)
Norma Obrist, Tillamook County Women's Resource Center (Tillamook)
Rosie Richburg, Harney Hope (Burns)
Sheila Saray, Los Ninos Cuentan (Oregon City)
Emily Trussell, Center for Hope and Safety (Salem)
Diana Young, Sexual Assault Support Services (Eugene)

2014

Susie Ellwood, Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance (Cave Junction)
Manuel Gutierrez, Domestic Violence Services (Pendleton)
Serra Perino, Helping Hands Against Volence (Hood River)
Jennifer Weeks, Saving Grace (Bend)

2013

Teresa Aslin, Womenspace (Eugene)

2012

Sandy Haw, Henderson House (McMinnville)
Nick Guerrero, Raphael House of Portland

 
If you have any questions about the award nomination process or our Annual Conference, contact Jonathan Gates, Social Media & Events Coordinator at 503-230-1951.
 

Last updated on Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 4:45pm.
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