On Thursday, October 26th, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and Trigg House Founder Cathleen Trigg-Jones was honored by the Hope for Youth Foundation. The event, Heroes for Hope Gala, was held at the newly renovated Coral House in Baldwin, Long Island. The evening included a cocktail hour, full dinner, entertainment, as well as raffles and auctions.
The Hope For Youth Fundraiser highlights the #kidscantwait initiative which provides specialized support to the youngest children on Long Island affected by trauma and specifically the foster care system.
Cathleen has been a long time advocate and example for women and children who have suffered from life’s challenges and through empowerment, helping them to be the best version of themselves that they can be through her nonprofit Trigg House. Hope For Youth is an organization that has been committed to helping change the lives of children, adolescents and families since 1969 and continues to support system to those in need.
The Elizabeth Bass Golding Award is proudly named after Nassau County Family Court Judge, and Founder of Hope For Youth, Elizabeth Bass Golding who believed that the youth that had access to suitable community based viable home alternatives could live a better and more productive life. Cathleen Triggs-Jones, who has been apart of the foster care system and adopted as an infant, has always felt a strong connection to her commitment to empower the youth through positive change.
“The Heroes For Hope Gala 2017 was a wonderful night of positivity, acknowledgement, celebration and forward movement towards change,” said Trigg-Jones. “It is such an honor to receive this award from Hope For Youth. I am humbled beyond words to think that I would be considered for such a prestigious award in the name of a true trailblazer who took a stand on behalf of the most vulnerable and often forgotten members of society.”
Hope For Youth is dedicated to facilitating positive change in the lives of children, adolescents and families. They provide stable, nurturing, residential care, foster care, preventive and outpatient programs which educate, motivate and empower individuals to become self-sufficient and achieve their full potential.