Henon given humanitarian award

Quite an honor: City Councilman Bobby Henon (center) was awarded the Dan Gottlieb Humanitarian Award on Feb. 27. Pictured are (left) Maryann Volk, CFAR founder, and Jordan Urban, executive director.

The Center for Families and Relationships last week presented City Councilman Bobby Henon with the Dan Gottlieb Humanitarian Award.

The Castor Gardens-based agency was founded in 1994 by Maryann Volk. It provides family counseling, anger management and other therapeutic services to children and families throughout Philadelphia.

“Bobby Henon has been a great friend to CFAR,” said executive director Jordan Urban. “He’s always been there for us when we needed him.”

Henon (D-6th dist.) received the award on Feb. 27 during a 20th anniversary casino night fundraiser at Tendenza in Northern Liberties. The award is given annually to a person making a difference in the community through caring and community service.

Previous winners have included District Attorney Seth Williams, Sunshine Foundation founder Bill Sample and Project HOME executive director and president Sister Mary Scullion.

“The CFAR approach of focusing on the whole family is so important,” Henon said. “My own upbringing wasn’t without struggles, but I was still one of the lucky ones. CFAR helps to heal the wounds of kids and families who maybe weren’t so lucky and help them become whole, and part of a complete community.” ••