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YWCA award presented to Beth Stevens

Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012

Each October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Northeast Indiana presents its annual Hope Awards to outstanding supporters throughout its six-county service area. Nominees are chosen for their substantial contributions to empowering women and eliminating racism in northeast Indiana.

This year, Beth Stevens of Pathfinder Services was awarded the 2012 Hope Award for Women’s Economic Empowerment.

According the Steve Miller, director of development and community of YWCA Northeast Indiana, “Beth leads the Volunteer Income Tax Assistant program. Last year this free tax preparation for low income workers not only helped these workers file their taxes, but also brought back over 1 million dollars in returns that were predominately spent in the community. Also at Pathfinder, Beth serves as a family self-sufficiency coordinator where she works alongside her clients so that they are able to have the support and encouraging words they need to set and achieve their goals. She is a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on and a believer in her client’s and their children.”

Shown in the photo are Beth Stevens, left, and Jan Baumgardner of Pathfinder Services. Stevens was presented the Hope Award from the YWCA Northeast Indiana for 2012.