Mercy Ministries Of America, Inc.

Rating: 4.19 stars   37 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Mental Health, Religion

Location: P O Box 111060 Nashville TN 37222 USA

Mission: We exist to provide opportunities for young women to experience God''s unconditional love, forgiveness, and life-transforming power. Many of the young women who enter our program are dealing with a combination of debilitating circumstances and have been to other treatment facilities with unsuccessful long-term results. The issues facing young women today are universal and not defined by nationality, religion, ethnicity, or cultural boundaries. Our program has been designed to address the human spirit, and it is meant to reach across all demographics to restore broken lives. At Mercy Ministries of America, we teach young women to address the root issue of the problems rather than rely on behavior modification, and we equip young women with the tools they need to take hope into the world.
Geographic areas served: Nashville, Tennessee; Monroe, Louisiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Lincoln, California
Programs: We serve young women aged 13-28 from all over the country struggling with life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, abuse and neglect, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, and unplanned pregnancy. We have three U.S. homes located in Monroe, LA (20-bed facility), Nashville, TN (40-bed facility), and St. Louis, MO (30-bed facility). Our fourth domestic home is under construction in Lincoln, CA (40-bed facility). Each home follows the guiding principles of unconditional love, accountability, and excellence. We provide the following program services: 1) Residential Care: At no cost to her, each girl enters Mercy Ministries of America with a six-month timeline and receives Biblically-based counseling, individualized nutrition and fitness education, life-skills training, and aftercare planning. 2) Education Services: Through Mercy Ministries of America Institute, we provide curriculum-based education services for minors and GED preparation/training for eligible residents. 3) Pregnancy Services: We provide a Basic Decision Making Program which encourages residents to make educated, prayerful decisions about parenting or placing their child for adoption. We are also licensed in TN and LA as a child-placing agency. We provide extensive parental, adoption, and grief counseling for residents in need of these services. 4) Transitional Care: In 2007, we implemented a pilot transitional care program in our Nashville home to provide emotional, spiritual, physical, and educational support as our graduates transition to independent living. We are evaluating this program, and developing a model to be replicated in all of our homes. Approximately 75% of the young women who enter our program graduate ready to act as a productive citizen in her community. Our graduates can be found on the mission field, in corporate jobs, in college, and at home raising families.
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

It always amazes me the power of God's word. I never dreamed of how God could use the things which were not God. Mercy Ministries really is about the Love of God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit. I never dreamed that my mentors would tell my story to help others but that is the God we serve. So thankful they use God's word to address every feeling, emotion, issue with God's word. So thankful they never give up regardless of the situation they still quote God's word. Its the only thing that sets a person free. Always amazed at how the God I serve takes something that was meant for evil but God used it for His glory. Mercy represents Godhead. So thankful just to sit at their feet. It really is God that makes the difference. The world has nothing on them. So thankful for the teaching has to line up with Gods word. I never get tired of hearing or reading the stories for it really is the power of Gods word. Many come to Jesus. Upon graduation so many answer a call of God from becoming a Missionary, Seminary, Counseling but by addressing everything with using God's Word. I'm still amazed because God really doesn't waste anything. The other volunteers/interns and those on Staff are my just some of my heros. My other heros are the girls the ones in the program and those on the waiting list. For their voise cries out "You say I didn't have to live like this you said there is more to life and they learn that there really is a life. My favorite story is when the girls say that is in the Old Testament I want something from the New Testament or vice versa. One of my mentors who is on Staff @ Mercy told me while touring the home if its not in the Bible than we don't have an answer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

so many areas.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have gotten to know Mercy Ministries through our daughter, Whitney Nall, being the Nashville Community Relations Manager! WOW!!!Mercy is SO IMPRESSIVE!!!The CHRIST-Centered approach to helping young women know the Love of their Heavenly Father is First and Foremost!!!The Ministry is totally donor funded, debt-free and the girls come to Mercy FREE of charge!AMAZING! When I started a new business Jan.2009, I was too excited to sleep SO I stayed up ALL night and read Mercy's Founder, Nancy Alcorn's book, Echoes of Mercy. I was convicted to run my business the way Nancy runs Mercy Ministries; to do what GOD has called me to do and trust HIM with the results! Mercy's results are LIVES RESTORED, that's a GOD THING!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My Family, New friends at Mercy, my business and in Giving.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the lives of The Mercy Girls Forever Changed b/c of the Life Transforming Power of Jesus Christ!!!!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

A+ Everyone is Passionate about supporting Mercy so that Lives can be changed!!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

take alot of girls off the waiting list!!!

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I first became acquainted with Mercy Ministries when my daughter went to the St. Louis home for help with an eating disorder. She had spent 6 weeks at a private clinic which cost $1500 a day with no lasting improvement. She spent 6 months at Mercy, which is free, and it saved her life and transformed her. We have had many Mercy girls come back to visit the St Louis home and stay with us while they're here. They all are thankful for Mercy and how it changed their lives. Now I amy privileged to give back to Mercy by helping on fund raising and more recently working directly with the girls on an art healing project.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the hope in my daughter's life and dozens of other girls I have spent time with personally.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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