Awards

The deadline for the awards nominees has passed.

 

Once the winners are selected, they will be announced during a ceremony at Alternatives 2016 in San Diego, California.

Esperanza Hope award

In honoring contributing members of our community, Alternatives has presented the Esperanza Hope Award to a consumer/survivor/peer of color who has expanded the idea of cultural competency and done exceptional work within the mental health and peer support community. Esperanza was a nationally and internationally recognized Latino leader,  who often attended Alternatives. She is credited with starting Casa La Esperanza, the first clubhouse for Latino consumer/survivor/peers in New York City. This award is given in the spirit of her leadership and perseverance in advancing culturally diverse issues for People of Color who are consumers/survivors

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Esperanza Hope Award (Word Format)
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cookie gant & bill compton lgbtqi Leadership award

In honoring contributing members of our community, Alternatives have honored those who excel in certain fields. The Cookie Gant and Bill Compton LGBTQI Leadership Award is rooted in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex community (LGBTQI) caucusing at Alternatives conferences since 1985. From secret to official, people proclaimed their place of competence and prominence in the mental health consumer/survivor civil rights movement. The award recognizes leadership in a journey of coming out to make it safe to be proud and diverse. It was first given at Alternatives '07 in St. Louis, in memory of Bill Compton of California and Cookie Gant of Michigan, who led by example when it wasn't safe to be "out"

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Cookie Gant & Bill Compton LGBTQI Leadership Award (Word)
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YOuth and Young Adult peer leadership award

In honoring contributing members of our community, Alternatives have honored those who excel in certain fields. This year brings the addition of a new award to honor our future - the Youth and Young Adult Peer Leadership Award. Alternatives wishes to stand tall with our emerging leaders and honor a youth or young adult who is excelling in this sector with their leadership to engage more youth and young adults and who is working on continually changing the system to be person directed and recovery, health, and wellness focused.

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Youth and Young Adult Peer Leadership Award (Word)
ALT2016 Youth and Young Adult Peer Leade
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