Covell & Brinley Awards

A Davis Tradition Since 1944

shirley kreissman - 2000 (brinley)


Kreissman was recognized for her extensive work in mental health.  

Shirley had a son with a mental illness and found no services available for him when the family moved to Davis.  At that time the concept of community based mental health programs was untried in California

—On the Mental Health Association of Yolo Co. Board and helped to found the Yolo Co. Care Continuum in 1979 

—Through the vision, leadership and hard work of this founding board of directors, an agency was established that quickly became a statewide model

—She served on the YCCC Board for many years during its formation and afterwards

—She supported the YCCC crisis house in particular 

 

Awards presented at the Chamber Dinner January 27, 2001, Veterans Memorial