Strengthening Families Washington 2017 Unsung Hero Alise Hegle
Unsung Hero Alise Hegle
Seattle's Child is proud to once again sponsor the Unsung Heroes being honored in February by the Department of Early Learning’s Strengthening Families Washington. Every day this month we'll present an Unsung Hero on seattleschild.com. Nominations are accepted from around the state and include biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All honorees are true heroes - outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children.
February 23, 2017
Honoree: Alise Hegle, Lake Forest Park
Nominator: Laurie Lippold
Alise Hegle is an amazing young woman who exemplifies the five protective factors. She has successfully navigated the child welfare system, having had her baby removed at birth.
Alise has a history of substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness and a traumatic history. In spite of all of the challenges she has faced, Alise has graduated from college, is raising a beautiful daughter, and now works with other parents who are or have been involved in the child welfare system.
Alise is a role model and inspriation to people in Washington State and around the country. She is involved in the public policy arena, meets regularly with state and national legislators/staff, works for Children’s Home Society of Washington, serves on a variety of committees and task forces, and is taking a peer support model (The Parents for Parents Program) developed in Washington to states around the country.
She is articulate, wonderful to work with, and incedibly inspriational. I highly recommend Alise as an Unsung Hero.
Go HERE to read about more 2017 Unsung Heroes.