My Sisters’ Place advocate Tracey Cummings has received the PASSION Award for her overwhelming dedication and skill as an advocate in Lincoln County during the annual Oregon Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (OCADVSA) Conference on June 2nd
The PASSION Award is bestowed each year by OCADVSA on advocates who “exemplify the following qualities in support of their program’s goals: P – Perseverance, A – Advocacy, S – Sensitivity, S – Strength, I – Integrity, O – Optimism, and N – Nurturance.”
Tracey has been an advocate at My Sisters’ Place for 12 years, and is an incredible asset to both our agency and Lincoln County. As Lead Advocate, she provides compassionate direct services and support to our clients, and also manages and guides all other agency advocates. She is also a wealth of knowledge on law enforcement, legal procedures, community resources, victims’ rights, and victim-centered and trauma-informed advocacy.
Lisa Norton, executive director at My Sisters’ Place, says she nominated Tracey for the award because Tracey is truly passionate about her work as an advocate. “She has been the backbone of this organization through many transitions. It is a rare person that can stay in this work for so long, but to do it at the level that she does, is truly a miracle. Tracey’s concern for the well-being and safety of clients and staff, her ability to continue her commitment with the level of enthusiasm that she has, and her vast array of knowledge about and connections within our community make this organization the success that it is.”
We at My Sisters’ Place would like to congratulate Tracey on her award, and thank OCADVSA for the recognition of her impact on our community!