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Councilmember Tyson Receives 2013 Purple Heart Award from Amethyst, Inc.

For Immediate Release
April 18, 2013 

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Councilmember Tyson Receives 2013 Purple Heart Award from Amethyst, Inc.

(Columbus)—Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, chair of the Health & Human Services Committee, will be named the 2013 Purple Heart Award winner by Amethyst, Inc. at the group’s annual fundraiser, the Portraits of Recovery Luncheon, on Friday, April 19, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel.   Councilmember Tyson, who also chairs the Workforce Development Committee, is receiving the honor to recognize her years of advocacy and support for women and families in recovery. 

“I want to thank the leadership at Amethyst for this great honor,” said Councilmember Tyson.  “Amethyst is a champion for women who are working to improve their lives and it is important that the Columbus community recognize them and support them in their work.  Amethyst is helping to build stronger, safer, more loving neighborhoods.”

For nearly three decades, Amethyst has provided a long-term drug, alcohol, mental health, and trauma treatment center for women and women with children.   Amethyst’s programming includes a sober supportive housing component.   Their mission is to foster a culture of recovery, empowering women and families in a safe, sober community.

“Councilmember Tyson is a partner with Amethyst when it comes to supporting the treatment programs we offer to help women transition from a life of addiction to a productive life free of substance abuse,” said Virginia O’Keeffe, Amethyst CEO.  “We appreciate her support and the support of the entire Columbus City Council.”