At the 6th Annual Phoenix Awards, ForKids was delighted to honor two of their former clients who have risen like the mythical phoenix by growing and rebuilding themselves. As in years past, they were chosen based on their remarkable tenacity and courage, having overcome significant personal challenges as they broke the cycle of poverty and homelessness. The honorees were celebrated at the Kroc Center on November 9th during a luncheon presented by Elizabeth River Crossings along with this year’s Children’s Champion: Dr. Ellen Bassuk. As the founder and former president of the National Center on Family Homelessness, founder of Center for Social Innovation, and president of the Bassuk Center for Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth, Dr. Bassuk is truly a national figure in the fight against homelessness. ForKids was deeply honored to host Livia Davis for a keynote speech and award acceptance on Dr. Bassuk’s behalf.