A Stettler woman was one of 10 recipients of an Inspiration Award handed out by the province last week.
Judilonne Beebe received the commendation for her years of work combatting family violence and inspiring others to take action on the matter.
Beebe is the executive director of the Association of Communities Against Abuse based in Stettler, which offers long-term counselling to adults and children who were victims of child abuse.
Throughout her career, Beebe has been a child and youth care counsellor, social worker, foster parent, and community awareness co-ordinator. She presently serves as the chairperson for the Camrose Women’s Shelter as well.
She also represented Alberta on a national committee that developed a training resource on addressing family violence in the home.
As the bio accompanying her award recognition states, Beebe “has been a key player in bringing psycho-educational group programming to men, women and children involved in, or affected by, family violence in the Stettler area.”
The awards, presented by Alberta Human Services, are in their second year. They are given out in November, in conjunction with Family Violence Prevention Month.