One of the main missions of the Onslow Community Collaborative is to advocate for and educate the children, families, and those who serve and work with them in Onslow County. From our public schools, law enforcement, to local non-profits: the work that comes with this mission is underrecognized as it takes much of our time, energy, spirit, money, and even tears. Nevertheless, we remain steadfast in making sure that children and families get and stay healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
As a way to truly recognize those who have bridged gaps and stood up for children and families, the Collaborative membership has voted to host an annual Choice Awards ceremony with fellowship, thus our 1st Annual Feast & Fellowship Choice Awards event recognizing authentic passion and hard work for those who battle mental health, substance dependency, or intellectual disabilities in Onslow County.
Child Advocacy – A member of the community or organization that has done outstanding work in advocating for and providing safety and resilience for children and families.
City & County Government – A member of city or county government who has done outstanding work in the MH/SU/IDD field. This category includes city and county agencies and departments such as the Health Department, Onslow EMS, Fire and Rescue, etc.
Community Nonprofit – A local 501c3 nonprofit organization that has done outstanding work in advocating, educating, and organizing for the MH/SU/IDD population.
Education – An administrator or educator who has done outstanding work in addressing MH/SU/IDD issues and needs with Onslow County students.
Elected Officials – An elected official from a state or local level who has done outstanding work in advocating for MH/SU/IDD issues and has shown their advocacy through public policy.
Faith Community – A faith-based organization that has done outstanding work in our community addressing those who are facing homelessness, hunger, and interpersonal conflict, and who have active working relationships with MH/SU/IDD partners.
Family Member – A parent(s) or guardian who has done outstanding work in advocating for MH/SU/IDD issues for their children and others in the community.
Hospital & Provider Collaboration – A member of a hospital’s staff and a community MH/SU/IDD provider that has done outstanding work in collaborating with the community and bridging MH/SU/IDD gaps.
Law Enforcement (Sheriff Department & City Police Departments) – One deputy and one police officer who has done outstanding work in working with the MH/SU/IDD population and in their journey as being CIT (crisis intervention training) trained.
Youth – A member of youth that has done outstanding work in advocating for MH/SU/IDD issues.
Chair’s Choice Award
Nominate a Warrior.
Fill out the form below and we will add them to the list! Nominations close on December 17th at 11:59pm. The Collaborative will meet on December 18th to select the awardees.