Tennessee Voices for Children honored Belmont’s Alpha Sigma Tau with its Volunteer of the Year award on Sept. 20. For three years the sorority has provided volunteers to support Tennessee Voices for Children’s fundraising efforts. Alpha Sigma Tau President Kailey Pearce accepted the award on behalf of the sorority.
During the ceremony, Tennessee Voices for Children honored organizations and people who have made a tremendous positive impact on Children’s Mental Health Initiatives. Tipper Gore organized the non-profit organization in 1990 as a statewide coalition of individuals, agencies and organizations working together as a Steering Council to promote children’s health and education services.
TVC has progressed to become a statewide and national source of referral, support and advocacy for families and the systems that serve them. TVC works collaboratively with parents, professionals, state and federal officials, policy makers as well as Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Department of Education and Department of Children’s Services to ensure that services provided to children and families in Tennessee are family-driven, community-based and culturally and linguistically competent.