About Helen Goehring

Helen Goehring, retired Development Director for a Northwest senior living facility, started in fundraising for a school for handicapped children. She worked for independent schools in Hartford, CT, for The Institute of Living, one of the nation’s first psychiatric hospitals, and for Chicago's oldest childcare facility before moving to Seattle.

Taking Notes: Assisted Living — Evolution of Helen Goehring’s Second Place Winning Essay

Our judge Betsy Howell wrote about her selection of Helen Goehring’s essay: “We learn from people when we stop and really see them, when we know something of their lives, past and present, and all that has made them who they are. The author in this essay sees many reasons for hopefulness, even as the hard … Continue reading

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