Mercy Outreach Ministry Named Organization of the Year

February 5, 2024

Congratulations to the team at Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center (CAMCAC) on winning Organization of the Year in Hot Springs, Arkansas!

Mercy doctor's coat Left to right: Doug Ross, CEO of CHI St. Vincent and outgoing chair of Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce; Holly Heer, CAMCAC development supervisor; Dr. Sam Christian, Associate Dean of Math and Sciences at National Park College and CAMCAC chair; Tracey Childress, CAMCAC executive director; Brandi Cannon, CAMCAC clinical supervisor; Steve Street, Board of Realtors; and Gary Troutman, CEO of Hot Springs Chamber.

The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce awarded the outreach ministry on Feb. 1 at its annual banquet. Tracey Childress, executive director, and Holly Heer, development supervisor, accepted the award that is bestowed upon a local organization for service and contribution to the Hot Springs community.

“We've worked hard in this community to develop strong relationships, so it’s an honor for our work to be recognized," said Tracey Childress. "Our team works tirelessly to help our children and families heal, and the fact that our community understands and appreciates it means so much to us.”

Mercy formed Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center in 2003 as a safe, child-friendly environment where allegations of child abuse are treated with a caring, comprehensive approach. At their main center on McAuley Court in Hot Springs plus satellite centers in Benton and Mena, CAMCAC provides individualized services free of charge, including forensic interviews and medical exams plus mental health services. Read more.