Awarded Categories & Criteria
Family – Heartland Family Service is a non-sectarian organization and celebrates diversity in family structures, from two-parent and single-parent households to blended, adoptive, and extended families. Past recipients have been of a variety of ancestry, socioeconomic status, religion, and sexual orientation. The only common features among honorees are an outstanding commitment to maintaining a family-centered culture and fostering a healthy mind, body, and spirit for each and every family member.
Family Advocate – Those individuals, organizations, or groups who have worked tirelessly to uplift and strengthen children and families. They take a leadership role in presenting legislation, initiating organizational efforts, or raising awareness for issues in our community.