Attorneys Serving the Community 24th Annual Luncheon
Benefiting YW Nurse-Family Partnership
On Friday, June 25th at the Chantilly Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) held their 24th Annual Luncheon; this year’s event benefited YW Nurse-Family Partnership and raised over $140,000!
Allpoints Limousines provided a four hour limousine Christmas Light Tour for the auction hosted at this event. The donation included four hours of light touring in Highland Park and Deerfield. Free sodas, ice, and snacks were provided in the package. Seating included up to eight passengers in a formal stretch limo. The donated service was available any evening, in December, except Christmas Eve.
Dawn Stout was the winning bidder. The tour was held on the 19th of December.
Attorneys Serving the Community
Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) was established in 1987 when several Dallas women attorneys pooled their talents and interests and joined together in the spirit of community service. Now, ASC is a dynamic volunteer organization with more than 270 members – women lawyers and law students – from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. ASC has raised more than $2.4 million for local charities.
With a mission to support local non-profit agencies serving women, children or families, ASC members raise funds by holding an annual luncheon. Previous guest speakers at the luncheon have included Texas Governor Ann Richards, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady Barbara Bush, Dr. Joyce Brothers, opera legend Beverly Sills, environmentalist Erin Brockovich, author Carol Higgins Clark, Olympians Wilma Rudolph and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts.
Now in its 24th year, ASC owes its success to the strong commitment of its members and the support of area law firms, businesses and individuals to its charitable mission.
YW Nurse-Family Partnership focuses on low-income, first-time mothers – a vulnerable population segment that often has limited access to good parenting role models. Young mothers-to-be voluntarily enroll as early as possible, with nurse home visits beginning ideally by the 16th week of pregnancy.
Nurse Home Visitors and their clients make a two-and-one-half year commitment to each other, with 64 planned home visits between pregnancy and the child’s second birthday.
This intensive level of support is proven to improve outcomes relating to:
– Preventive health and prenatal practices for the mother – helping her find appropriate prenatal care, improving her diet, and reducing her use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal substances.
– Health and development education and care for both mother and child – providing individualized parent coaching aimed at increasing awareness of specific child development milestones and behaviors, and encouraging parents to use praise and other nonviolent techniques.
– Life coaching for the young mother and her family – enabling economic self-sufficiency among mothers by encouraging them to develop a vision for their own futures, stay in school, find employment and plan future pregnancies.