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Strengthening Families Washington 2017 Unsung Hero Trisha Bennett




2017 Unsung Hero Trisha Bennett

 

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 9, 2017

Honoree:  Trisha Bennett, Ephrata

Nominator:  Gina Hintz

I am a Family Educator at Family Services of Grant County (Head Start). I am nominating one of the parents that has been in the Early Head Start program for almost four years now. Trisha Bennett is a young mom who has four daughters, ages 7, 4, 2 and 1. She is raising them as a single parent right now. She has been involved in our program for three of her girls and  has been consistent in keeping her weekly home visits and staying current in developmentally appropriate learning for her children.

This past year, she got a full-time job but she makes sure that she stays connected with the community for resources. She utilizes the WIC program. She stays current with well-child exams, dental, and other medical check ups. She went through the process to get one of her daughter's into the Birth-to-Three Program  for speech concerns.

In addition to these responsibilities, Trisha serves on our Policy Council Board. She plans, helps make decisions and supports the Early Head Start program. I am extremely proud of this parent. I think that she would be a great nominee as an Unsung Hero.

 

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