State Rep. and city councillor Marjorie Decker was honored April 29 at Riverside Community Care’s 22nd Annual Appreciation evening for her work on issues of domestic violence.
More than 500 attendees gathered to celebrate the work of Riverside, which helps people in more than 70 communities across the state get affordable health care. Borja Alvarez de Toledo, Riverside’s division director for Child and Family Services, presented Decker with a Recognition Award for her commitment to The Guidance Center’s High Risk Team and work preventing domestic homicides in Cambridge. This honor is bestowed on two people a year.
In her speech, Decker expressed her gratitude to be counted among those honored that evening, said Kimberly Killen, Decker’s legislative aide. Speaking to providers and receivers of care for the work they have done in their communities, she told them, “You are the extraordinary individuals who help people find their role and their path.”
Decker concluded her remarks by describing Riverside’s approach to health care and human services as an “exemplary model of the ways in which to build and sustain ethical, just and compassionate communities.”
For information on Riverside, call (617) 349-4276.
This post was written from a press release.