Forefront Suicide Prevention recently honored Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, for his role in suicide prevention legislation at its fifth annual suicide awareness dinner fundraiser, Restoring Hope.
Community Employment Alliance
Senator Fain was recognized as one of this year's Outstanding Legislators, his second year in a row. The award goes to legislators who have made exceptional efforts to support employment for people with disabilities. During the 2015 session, Fain protected funding for the VIP Act, which funds employment services for 1,000 people with developmental disabilities.
Arc of King County Parent Coalition
Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn) and House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (D-Covington) recently were honored for their legislative efforts on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities.
"As a leading advocate in the Senate for employment for individuals with developmental disabilities, Sen. Fain has dedicated his support by making it a priority for his caucus."
- Joe Cunningham, ARC of King County
Children's Alliance - 2013
Fain led an effort to restore funding for State Food Assistance, which provides grocery money to low-income families with children. Fain worked with his colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives to partially restore program benefits by including an additional $9.4 million in the state's new two-year budget.
"Sen. Fain listened to and learned from parents and families in South King County and then put his leadership to work increasing food assistance for hungry children."
- Jon Gould, Children's Alliance Deputy Director
ARC of King County Parent Coalition
Sen. Joe Fain has been recognized as an ‘Emerging Leader on Developmental Disabilities’ by The ARC of King County’s Parent Coalition for his work and support in the Legislature.
"This award is well deserved as Fain has been dedicated and involved with the developmental-disability community for several years."
- Trish Borden, Executive Director Trillium Employment Services