After a year and a half in existence, the Cherish Center honored partners from the community that helped the child and family advocacy group grow from its humble beginning with successful teamwork.
“The honors event comes as a result of three years of collaboration and partnering to promote the coordinated efforts to address issues of child abuse and neglect cases,” said Doug Carter, former Hamilton County sheriff who helped form the organization.
“I never imagined the journey would come in such a short period of time,” added Cherish Center Executive Director Wendy Rayburn. “We want to recognize the leaders who have been part of making this happen.”
Eight excellence awards were presented to Riverview Hospital, Union Savings Bank, the Noblesville Police Dept., Prevail Inc., Dept. of Family and Children’s Services agents Michelle Burns and Christi Tucker, Deborah Keaton and Dan Claassen of MyCyberGuardian.
Photo by Robert Herrington
By Robert Herrington