Human Services Council seeks award nominations

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The MMA Human Services Council is now accepting nominations for the annual Peter Kirwin Distinguished Service Award, which may be bestowed to individuals, organizations, agencies, groups, coalitions and partnerships who have been active in human services work.
 
The award is given to individuals or organizations who have alleviated human suffering that results from factors such as poverty, physical/mental disabilities, unemployment, substance abuse, lack of health insurance, anxiety and stress, crime and violence, overcrowded housing or lack of housing, or any other condition that creates suffering.
 
Work over and above the call of duty, extraordinary volunteer service, and other recognizable or documented contributions to the community in the field of human services may be considered for recognition.
 
Those who may be nominated include social workers, hospital workers, court employees, school department personnel, nursing home employees, clergy.
 
The work and services detailed in the nomination should have an impact on individuals or groups who need someone to improve the quality of life in their families, schools, community, work stations, and retirement years without discrimination of any kind.
 
Active MMA Human Services Council members are not eligible for this award.
 
To nominate a person or group, email your nomination to Denise Baker at dbaker@mma.org by April 30.
 
The late Peter Kirwin served as Falmouth’s human services director for 25 years (1983- 2008). Prior to that, he worked with a variety of social service organizations, a passion he carried throughout his life.
 
Download Kirwin Award nomination form (327K PDF)