The President’s Award is presented each year at the MHBFSA annual conference. Individual workers, Agencies and Families can be nominated for outstanding and innovative contributions to Home-Based services. The President’s Award was first established in 1995 as a way for the Michigan Home-based Family Services Association to recognize Agencies and individuals who have made contributions to the advancement of home-based services and demonstrated dedication to families and children. Additionally in 1999, the Association created an award for families. The Family Award recognizes families who have worked in partnership with home-based counselors to strengthen their family.
To encourage more participation, the MHBFSA will accept nominations for these awards year round. The nominations will be reviewed by the end of August each year and announced at the awards banquet held during the first luncheon of the annual conference. Efforts will be made to notify the nominating party so arrangements can be made to attend the awards luncheon.
To nominate a family for the Family award, a worker or agency can submit a letter citing the family’s accomplishments. The Association will waive the fee for the conference for up to two families, if they would like to attend. The Association will cover the cost of lodging, meals ,and mileage on the condition that the agency sponsoring the family helps to facilitate the arrangements. The award will be presented to the winning families at the luncheon held the first day of the conference.
A Printable version is available here: Presidential Award Nomination Form