We've all been on the edge of our seats, waiting to learn which of our amazing Respite Childcare Providers will be the "'Tony" Award winner for 2015!
The "Tony" Award is presented each year to a Respite Care Provider who has demonstrated "positivity, dependability and tenacity" in the performance of their job as a caregiver.
This year's "Tony" Award was presented to Claudia Nelson, whose work as a Respite Care provider has touched the lives of many local children and families.
Claudia has been working with us since 2009 and has worked with about 45 families over that time. Her main work is with our foster care program, where she has brought a lot of stability to her families. I think you can tell in the video how much she means to them.
We asked two of the young boys Claudia works with to tell us how they feel about her. One replied, “Claudia is the best surprise I ever got!” The other other announced, “I love Claudia… more than... more than the whole world!”
Claudia once said that it was the most important thing to her to make a difference in people’s lives. We can say that she’s definitely done that.
Watch the video on the right to hear from just a few of the people whose lives Claudia has impacted.