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MercyOne Siouxland Child Advocacy Center Gifted $30,000 Grant

Jan 10, 2022 10:56AM ● By Med Magazine

MercyOne Siouxland Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce it is the recipient of a $30,000 grant to be gifted over the next five years. This donation from the Barnhart Community Cares Grant program will help provide children a safe place to tell their story, receive medical treatment, counseling and healing free of charge - no family ever receives a bill for services.

“Families never expect to be in the position of having to use the Child Advocacy Center,” said Amy Scarmon, MercyOne Siouxland Child Advocacy Center manager. “It is so important to us that every family has access to these specialized services regardless of their ability to pay.”

The Child Advocacy Center is a comprehensive program dedicated to serving child victims of abuse. 700 abused children and their families walked through the doors of our Child Advocacy Center this year.

“Support like this from our community is invaluable in ensuring children and families receive the support and care they need to move forward and heal,” said Scarmon. “We are so appreciative of opportunities like the Barnhart Community Cares Grant Program that help support families that we work with every day.”

Since opening in 1989, the MercyOne Siouxland Child Advocacy Center has served more than 20,000 children and is the only one of its kind within 100 miles of Sioux City.

It is one of 250 fully accredited members of the National Children’s Alliance, a nationwide not-for-profit organization that assists communities seeking to improve their response to child abuse through advocacy efforts and diverse educational offerings, our team is committed to the prevention of child abuse.

Please consider joining us on Friday, January 14 at noon at the MercyOne Child Advocacy Center (701 Jackson Street, Sioux City, IA 51105) for the check presentation from Barnhart Community Cares Grant Program. Please RSVP to Michaela Feldmann at 402-841-7562 by end of day, Wednesday, January 12.