Mission of Personal Counseling Service
Offer assistance to all persons desiring to achieve wellness of body, mind and spirit.
PCS celebrates socially conscious leaders with 2013 Norman Melhiser Samaritan Awards
Commitment to serve, commitment to listen, commitment to improve: each of these are the characteristics that led a judging committee to select Personal Counseling Service’s 2013 Samaritan Awards Winners.
Award winners were selected from a pool of 25 candidates who were nominated by community members. Each of the five awards focuses on a different category: from single individual to for-profit company. Winners include:
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“The caliber of the nominees this year was just outstanding,” said Doug Drake, President/CEO of Personal Counseling Service. “We were thrilled to have many new names -- people who don’t get recognized for the fantastic work they do in our community. I’m really proud and honored to be part of this process every year.”
While the focus is on honoring the Samaritan Award winners, the event also serves as the largest fundraiser of the year for Personal Counseling Service, which provides counseling services and psychological testing to more than 7,500 clients and their families per year. Nearly half of those clients could be categorized as “working poor” with limited financial resources and are uninsured or underinsured.
“Families today are faced with greater challenges than ever before,” said Drake. “Many among us struggle on a daily basis with hardships due to job related financial difficulties, addiction, abusive relationships, and mental health problems, just to name a few… PCS stands ready to serve those in need in the Kentuckiana area.”
"PCS has been serving Southern Indiana and Metro Louisville
since 1959. The agency does tremendous work
and that's why I'm involved..." ~ Norm Melhiser
2013 Samaritan Award winners and award namesakes gathered together for a luncheon on July 23. Pictured left to right, first row: Joe Kelley, Martin Padgett, Candice Barksdale, Mike Stallings, Mark Kelley. Second row: Doug Drake, Bryant Hanson, Kimra Schleicher, Alice Schleicher, Norman Melhiser, Nancy Keck, John Keck, Diane Fischer, and Donna Uhl. Not pictured: Award Winner Gabriella Brown, and Award Namesakes Richard Schleicher and Les Albro.
Congratulations 2013 Award Winners!
The following individuals or businesses have been selected winners of Personal Counseling Service, Inc.’s Fifth annual Norman Melhiser Samaritan Awards.