2005 Alvirita Little Award

THS Celebrates 33 Years with Presentation of Alvirita Little Award

Therapeutic Health Services (THS) hosted its sparkling 33rd Anniversary and Fundraiser on May 25th at the world famous Teatro Zinzanni. Presenting “Dinner and Dreams,” the gala evening showcased an extravagant cabaret show, five course gourmet dinner, silent auction, and a very special presentation of the 2005 Alvirita Little Award. 

The gala, chaired by THS board member Karen Shiveley, benefited Therapeutic Health Services nationally acclaimed “Focus on Families” program, designed to break the cycle of drug and alcohol addition through out-patient treatment, relapse prevention, parenting and family counseling. 

In honor of Ms. Little’s legacy, THS Executive Director, Norman Johnson, presented Patrick Gogerty, former Executive Director of Childhaven, the 2005 Alvirita Little Award for 30 years of service as a “determined advocate” for neglected and abused children. 

Some of the attendees at this year included: Dr. Constance Rice of Casey Family Program; David Stone, CEO of Seattle Mental Health; Jon Flore, Executive Director of Childhaven; Vivian Lee; Harold Booker, former attorney at Boeing; Joan Houston; Dick and Karin Miller; Janet Boguch; Josephine Tamayo-Murray, Executive Director of Catholic Community Services; Gary Wong, owner of The Red Army Creative; Joan Johnson; THS Board members Kae Hutchinson, Paul Morse, Karen Shiveley, Mark Hough, Donna Bucher-Hudson, Tom Allison, Barbara Cohen, Kelby Fletcher, Gene Frogge, Stephen Goldberg, and Earl Richardson. 

The evening ended on a very special note and an added surprise as Ms. Alvirita Little celebrated her 92nd birthday, marking a 50-year legacy of professional and volunteer service supporting youth and families.