Monday, July 14, 2008

Denise Kitson Receives Guardian Angel Award

Brandywine Counseling congratulates Denise Kitson, Program Director of The Lighthouse Program, on receiving the Guardian Angel Award at the Delaware HIV Consortium's 2008 WOW Awards Gala.

Pictured at right, Denise receives her award from Peter Houle, Executive Director of the HIV Consortium. Arlene Bincsik, President of the HIV Consortium Board of Directors and head of the Christiana Care HIV Program, gave the following speech:

"It is said that a guardian angel sits on your shoulder and protects you and comforts you in times of need. This year’s Guardian Angel Awardee is Denise Kitson of Brandywine Counseling and the new director of The Lighthouse Program in Sussex County.

"Whether it is feeding the hungry, supplying clients with street kits of tooth brushes, soap and other necessities, helping them access healthcare, finding shelter, HIV testing or entering rehab, Denise has always gone above and beyond the call of duty to help her clients and the marginalized populations.

"When others said no, Denise has always said 'How can I help you, help yourself?' She is a program manager, a case manager, a counselor, a confidant, a shoulder to lean on, an ear that listens, a compassionate volunteer all rolled up in one incredible woman. But most of all…she has been a Guardian Angel to hundreds of people when no one else cared! She strives to empower clients rather than enable them. The Delaware HIV Consortium proudly bestows the Guardian Angel Award to Denise Kitson. Congratulations!”

1 comment:

Jenn K said...

Go Denise!! :-) So well deserved.

-Jenn (formerly from WIT)