HOUSTON (May 28, 2015) – DePelchin Children’s Center is proud to announce they have been selected to receive the Community Champion Award this year on behalf of the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families. DePelchin was selected based on the hard work of staff in the area in supporting the mission and goals of the Bay Area Alliance as well as working to strengthen family relationships in the area.

“I am extremely proud of our staff’s efforts in this community, specifically Joni DeSoto, Neil Treble and Angela Owen,” said Jenifer Jarriel, DePelchin president and CEO. “We work every day to improve the lives of children and I am pleased to see the community acknowledgement of the DePelchin team in the Bay Area.”  
DePelchin worked with the Bay Area Alliance on events such as CRAZY Krewe, Plant the Promise, our Bitter Pill to Swallow Conference, Family Game Nights and Medication Take Backs. The team also participated in the Student Adult Leadership Service Alliance.

For more information on DePelchin’s area offices please visit: www.depelchin.org     

About DePelchin Children's Center:
DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for children’s well-being, with a focus on a mental health, foster care and adoption services. For more than 120 years, DePelchin has been turning lives around with comprehensive care for children, including psychiatric services, counseling, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, residential treatment, foster care and adoption. DePelchin is a not-for-profit organization and gratefully receives its support from individuals, foundations and corporations; government grants and fees; and United Way agencies.  Visit www.depelchin.org to learn more.


Media Contact:
Analisa Warren