Coalition of Residential Excellence recognizes Porters

Right, Betty and Will Porter with CORE CEO Don Forrester, left, and BCH's Keith Henry.

On October 16, Baptist Children’s Homes’ (BCH) houseparents Betty and Will Porter received the prestigious Catherine Hershey Houseparent of the Year Award at the annual Coalition on Residential Excellence (CORE) Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.

When I received the notice from CORE CEO Don Forrester asking for nominations for the annual award, I immediately thought of the Porters. After conferring with BCH Statewide Director, Child/Residential Services, Linda Morgan, a team worked quickly to submit the Porter’s nomination. Information was compiled that reflected all the reasons that the Porters were outstanding candidates – even in the face of stiff national competition.