Nancy Alcorn Wins ‘Be The People Founder’s Award’

Dr. Carol Swain named Nancy Alcorn, Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, as the inaugural recipient of the “Be The People Founder’s Award” on a recent episode of her Be The People television series.

The award is given to individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the lives of countless others. Alcorn was chosen for this award based on the 31 years of success Mercy Ministries has had transforming the lives of young women through their residential Christian program.

Alcorn received a plaque for the award which read, “Nancy Alcorn’s extraordinary achievements exemplify faith and action and are a testament of what can be accomplished with God’s help.” Nancy’s interview can be viewed at

Dr. Carol Swain is an esteemed Vanderbilt University law professor, author, and television host of Be The People, which airs on FOX and ABC affiliate stations in Middle Tennessee and Bowling Green, Kentucky. Once a high school dropout and teenage mother, Dr. Swain’s experiences and education make her a credible and powerful force for change in today’s social and political climate.

Since 1983, Mercy Ministries’ free-of-charge, voluntary Christian residential program has served a diverse population of young women ages 13-28 from various socioeconomic backgrounds who are struggling with life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression, unplanned pregnancy and physical and sexual abuse. Mercy Ministries of America serves hurting young women from across the U.S. and has residential homes in Monroe, LA; Nashville, TN; St. Louis, MO; and Sacramento, CA.