CACS Awards Julie Moore 2017 Community Partner Award

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Capital Area Counseling Service (CACS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the staff at CACS has selected Julie Moore of the Avera St. Mary’s Foundation as this year’s winner of our Community Partner Award. In her work at the Foundation, Julie provides leadership throughout Central South Dakota in suicide prevention. This award is to honor people who work closely with CACS staff to ensure the mental health and addiction treatment needs of citizens are addressed. In nominating Julie, a CACS staff member said, “Julie is working endlessly to eliminate the negative stigma of getting help for mental illness and for maintaining one's mental health. She is working very hard to educate the community on the truth about suicide and those who die by suicide. She leads the Suicide Prevention group and the Walk for the prevention of suicide.” Another staff member said, “Julie is passionate about helping those hurt by suicide not feel ashamed and alone because of the way their loved one passed. Julie always takes time for those in need of an ear and always seems to have something uplifting to offer.”

Past winners of this award include Dennis Champ, Pierre Public Schools; Bill Williams, Lower Brule Elementary School; Andrea Clarke, Buchanan Elementary School; Bobbi Brown, Riggs High School; Sheena Thompson, Pierre Indian Learning Center; Shannon Bieber, Georgia Morse Middle School; Terri Mehlhaff, Jefferson Elementary School; and Kari DeGreef from the Oahe Child Development Center.

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