Covell & Brinley Awards

A Davis Tradition Since 1944

pat williams - 1994 (brinley)


“Williams has been the single most influential family advocate for the mentally ill in Yolo County,” said Dr. Cap Thomson.

—Established a wide range of community treatment resources for persons with severe and persistent mental illness

—In 1976 organized and founded the UC Alliance for the Mentally Ill 

—Taken people to see various innovative programs around the State 

—In 1977 put together the first satellite housing for the recovering mentally ill to live in semi-independent living quarters 

—Bought property on Road 96 that became the Farmhouse 

—Co-founded, with her husband, Pine Tree Gardens, a residential treatment program for the mentally ill

—Many other activities in this area. 

 

Awards presented at the Chamber Dinner January 28, 1995