Thursday, November 12, 2015

MCH Core Value Award for Relationships - Phil and Marie Vaughn

Methodist Children’s Home annually recognizes staff who exemplify our core values. Staff are nominated by their peers and recognized at an all-staff meeting.

The Core Values of MCH are:
Christian Principles

Phil and Marie Vaughn, home parents, received the 2015 Core Award for Relationships at the all-staff meeting in October. The recipient for the Core Award for Relationships is someone who builds healthy relationships through communication, respect, trust and love.

According to the Vaughn’s nomination: “The Vaughns have been with MCH for six years. During this time they have been home parents at the Sammy Baugh group home in Jayton, Texas. The Vaughns have touched many children’s lives. They have left a lasting impression and sense of hope with these children while that have been in the care of MCH and after they leave. Phil and Marie work hard to build a trusting and loving relationships with the children they work with. At the end of even the longest days, Marie still takes time to visit with the children who need to talk through their day, or Phil will spend extra time with a child saying prayers and reading stories. The Vaughns take pride in the work they do and truly see this as their ministry to children and families.”

“We feel honored to be awarded the Core Award for Relationships,” said Marie. “Working in the small town of Jayton, we have strived to build good relationships with people in the community and schools. It feels really good to be recognized for a value that we have enjoyed working towards.”

Kelly Smith, outreach administrator, had this to share, “Phil and Marie are tenured home parents who bring compassion and acceptance with them to work each and every day. The Vaughns work tirelessly to create felt safety for each child in their care, and they exceed expectations in order to help each child feel at home and loved while they are with us. We are so thankful for the skills and expertise they bring to our foster care program.” 

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