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Lynn Edmonds, CEO receives distinguished award

posted May 8, 2012, 1:59 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 8, 2012, 6:22 PM ]
March, 2012

Lynn Edmonds, CEO of One Step A La Vez received the Hope and Healing Award for her continued support of youth in recovery at Palmer Drug Abuse Programs annual celebration of Hope and Healing.  Lynn is a retired educator of 36 years - teacher, librarian, media specialist, resource teacher, program director and principal of both elementary and middle school.  After retiring in 2000, Lynn began the Fillmore/Piru mentor program.  She began the One Step A La Vez Youth Drop-In and Resource Center, which opened in 2008 in Fillmore, and worked with the One Step Youth Board of Directors to bring services to the youth and families of Fillmore/Piru.  She has worked closely with Ventura County Sheriff Department Fillmore/Piru substation as well as Ventura County Probation Department to provide support systems for youth who are already in or are at risk of being in the juvenile justice system.  Lynn has been active in many organizations, including Ventura County Behavioral Health Circle of Care, the City of Fillmore Wellness Coalition and Soroptimist International.  She is instrumental in starting a coalition of service groups and CBOs to provide coordinated community-wide services for Fillmore/Piru.  Congratulations Lynn!!! We are proud of you!!!!