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
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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I am looking into treatment options. I researched this organization because I wanted reviews that would be honest, truthful and aid in my making a wise choice in choosing Mercy. However, I see conflicting reviews. Some people state that they had wonderful experiences and that Mercy was a great place while others give rather drastic accounts. Most of the reviews on here are from donors and not actual clients that are able to shed light on whether this is a sound organization. I will keep searching...I want to go to a place that will help me with issues and not make them worse/create new issues. I am also perplexed as to why there are not reviews in the 3-4 star range. It seems that people that have posted here have either hated the program or loved it so much that they cannot even fathom any idea of disliking any aspect: this is concerning because it shows that there is some discrepancy somewhere that needs to be figured out. Just my thoughts. If anyone would like to clarify things for me, that would be great.