Today, (February 8, 2017) Harmony House surprised former Executive Director Leslie Vassilaros with a retirement party. During this occasion, besides being presented with several gifts from the Board of Directors and her former Staff, Executive Director Debra Hawkins announced the Hope’s Hero Award which bears Leslie’s name. During a somewhat tearful acceptance of the original award, a set of criteria was explained to all those in attendance of “what it takes” to earn this new community award. The award will be given to an individual who embodies the spirit and vision of the award’s namesake. The criteria will be included below in PDF format with a later announcement of when voting begins. Hats off to this lovely lady and best wishes on her retirement.