Counseling Services was the recipient of the 2005 Tall
Tree Award for Outstanding Nonprofit. Each year, the
Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and the Palo Alto Weekly
present four awards honoring those who have made an
outstanding impact in the city. On April 7, 2005, Adolescent
Counseling Services attended the award ceremony en masse,
with over six tables of ACS friends and supporters!
As a founding board member of the agency, Senator Joe
Simitian introduced ACS, and presented the Outstanding
Non-Profit award to Executive Director Philippe Rey,
Psy.D. ACS hopes this award will help inform the community
about the work our agency does to improve the lives
of children and their families.
The following is an excerpt from a Palo Alto Weekly
article on the Tall Tree Awards, by Sue Dremann.
Publication Date: Wednesday, February 02, 2005
… Adolescent Counseling Services, is also a Tall
Tree recipient for outstanding nonprofit. Adolescent
Counseling Services provides counseling and crisis support
to teens and their families.
Two thousand kids receive counseling there annually,
including free on-campus counseling at secondary schools;
a place of refuge at Caravan House for neglected and
abused teenage girls; and a comprehensive drug and alcohol
treatment program. State Sen. Joe Simitian and Stanford
Professor of Child and Adolescent Development wrote
letters in support of the award to the nonprofit.
"This couldn't have come at a better time. We are
celebrating our 30th anniversary, so winning this award
will help to inform the community to know what we do
to save lives," Executive Director Philippe Rey
Reprinted with permission from the Palo Alto Weekly