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Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth, Family Services, Human Services, Mental Health, Protestant, Religion, Residential Mental Health Treatment

Mission: Mercy Multiplied is a nonprofit Christian organization that helps young women break free from life-controlling behaviors and situations, including eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, unplanned pregnancy, depression, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking. Our residential program is voluntary, biblically based, and completely free of charge to young women ages 13-28. Our goal is to help residents permanently stop destructive cycles, discover purpose for their lives, and become productive and thriving individuals. Our outreach programs and resources are based on the same biblically based, life-transforming principles used by Mercy homes.

Results: Mercy has helped over 3,000 residents since it was founded in 1983. In a recent survey of former Mercy residents, 94 percent of respondents said Mercy “transformed their lives and restored their hope.”

Target demographics: young women struggling with life-controlling issues

Geographic areas served: Nashville, Tennessee; Monroe, Louisiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Sacramento, California

Programs: We serve young women ages 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 four U.S. homes located in Monroe, LA (20-bed facility), Nashville, TN (40-bed facility), St. Louis, MO (30-bed facility), and Lincoln, CA (40-bed facility). Our residential program is based on Christian principles and teachings and incorporates proven methods and counseling to serve a diverse population of young women from across the United States. Our program is completely free of charge to the young women we serve. Many of the young women who come to Mercy for help are facing a combination of debilitating circumstances and have been in various treatment facilities with unsuccessful long-term results. We are committed to providing our residents with excellent program services that allow them to recognize their self-worth and prepare them to reach their full potential. Through the application of God’s unconditional love, our approach to healing allows young women to permanently stop destructive cycles and prepares them to take hope out into their communities.

Community Stories

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mercy Multiplied provides life-changing support for young women that they can lean on and pass down. I am still applying the Truth that the program shared with me. The staff members are some of the strongest, wisest, most effective people I've met in my life. While I continue to make mistakes along the way, I am able to grow into greater abilities and relationships due to the healing that they helped me experience! I am eternally grateful for all they have poured into my life...

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Client Served

Rating: 5

From the minute I walked through the doors of Mercy, I felt Love and Acceptance from strangers that I hadn’t even bought or earned. I still struggled to believe I had a need legitimate enough to get help from Mercy. Honestly, my pride was so strong that I felt like I could handle being a staff member. Day after day, minute after minute, staff had to correct me. At first, I felt angry and mistreated. But eventually, I came to realize that I had more problems than just an eating disorder; I had serious issues with legalism, control and pride.
Throughout the counseling model, I couldn’t understand how the LORD could be pleased with me not doing anything for HIS Kingdom. In the beginning of counseling, I remember Meredith asking me to stop and take time resting with the LORD and listening to His voice. I had no idea what that even meant and thought of it as a waste of time. But gradually I came to realize the incredible power behind being in the LORD’s presence. In choosing to forgive, I found how He desires for me to give up my right for getting repayment for the areas where I was wronged and leave that in His hands. The most significant shift in my thinking began as I identified lies I believed for so long about my identity and worth. I am still learning about the significance and depth of God’s grace. Crystal worked with me to create truth statements that I daily use to renew my mind. Now I can begin to see life from a new perspective according to what God sees, not the false ways I interpreted God from experiences at church or Bible. Instead of minimizing my emotions, I’m learning to be aware of them and continue to bring hurts to Him for His healing touch. The LORD is teaching me how to share emotions and connect in a healthy way with others. The enemy has so deceptively twisted the Truth. Through the past experiences of my family in the occult, I learned how he even twists belonging to the family of God, taking communion, and signing the book of Life. The blood of Jesus has become an even more significant, life-changing atonement for evil in my life. Because I have authority in the name of Jesus, I can be free from the enslavement to sin that has held me down. As Mercy helped me trace habits of sin in past generations, I became more aware of areas that need to be monitored in my own life to break them off and keep them from being passed to the next generation.

After Mercy, I plan to move back to Hot Springs, Arkansas and attend Christian Ministries Church. At first, I hope to work as a teacher’s aide or daycare worker. Jane Hamon said in my prophecy, “…you would have been doing the right things for all the wrong reasons and it would have really undermined your ability to do it for the long run and the LORD says, ‘daughter, I’m wiring you now for the long run.’’’ She also said, “The LORD says, ‘I’ve begun to fill your mind now and fill your heart with dreams of influence and dreams of being able to help others and having an ability to be able to carry out what’s happened with you into other peoples’ lives…’” My prayer is that these things continue to take place and the LORD will use me just as He said He would.

From the bottom of my heart I want to say “thank you” for allowing me to experience the presence of God day in and day out in such an intimate, personal way. My life will never be the same! Mercy has helped my family break generational patterns so that they stop with me! I have a new perspective on who my Savior is and what His intentions are for my life. By staying in the program, I have gotten to truly experience life in the Kingdom that Jesus died to bring to me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to Mercy in 2008 and I consider it an honor and blessing. I was given their time and resources at such a vulnerable and chaotic time in my life and I couldnt be more thankful or changed. I was given the tools and life change I needed to live in freedom from addiction and live for God.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For most of the girls that will write a review, their first thought is probably going to be, "Mercy saved my life." This is still very much the case for me. It has been five years since graduating from their program and I continue to see the positive impact it has had on my life. Even more so, the love and kindness that I have been shown is being paid forward, living up to Mercy's name, and multiplying its effects whenever i share that same love and kindness with others. Some would say I don't know where I would be without Mercy, however, my response is different. I know where I would be and it's a very scary thought. My lifestyle and choices only leads down one path: death and destruction. Because of Mercy Multiplied, my lifestyle and choices lead to life and fulfillment.

Malorie A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I kept going through cycles of coping with pornography, cutting, and depression involving the trauma I experienced in my past. No one understood me, and I didn't know anyone cared. I finally realized I needed more help than what a campus counselor could give and I came to Mercy. I've never been cared for with such love and patience before in my life. They were intentional and personal with all conversations, counseling techniques and encouragement. I would recommend this ministry to anyone needing breakthrough from dysfunctional cycles and patterns of numbing in their life. Mercy helped me discover my own personal walk with Jesus and helped steer me on the right path. I'm thankful for the changes in my life as a result of their ministry that was free of charge. Had it not been free I would probably have died by now.

Sarah Elizabeth H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mercy Multiplied helped save my life. All I wanted to do was die because I could no longer handle life. In my 7 months at Mercy I discovered who God truly is. I began to believe that He truly loves me and who He says that I am. I was able to work through the pain and hurt I had experienced and I now no longer identify as a victim but as a victor! I am so thankful for Mercy and the part it played in my life! My life has truly been transformed and my hope has been restored!

Abigail Lee D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Before I went to Mercy, my life was utter chaos. I didn't want to live. But since finding Mercy and graduating I can always see the light at the end of the tunnel. I may still make mistakes but I serve a gracious God who is always there to pick me up. Since then I've gotten married to my best friend we are going on 4yrs of marriage and we have two amazing children who without Mercy I would have never been able to find love and believe that I was worthy to have these amazing little babies who call me mommy. I truly believe that without Mercy I wouldn't be where I am today.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I spent 8 months at Mercy, and God changed my life there!! I was bound by addictions, an abusive past, suicide attempts, and bulimia. I had tried getting help from so many other places, but I continually relapsed. During my time at Mercy, I learned the tools to live in freedom. While life is not perfect or easy, I am living successfully free from my past! I'm now working with at-risk youth and giving them hope that was offered to me at Mercy! I would be dead if it hadnt been for Mercy Multiplied. God used this place to save my life!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to the program 9 years ago as a last chance after struggling for almost 10 years with an eating disorder, self-harm and depression among other things. The Mercy staff exhibited God's love and grace in a way I'd never experienced before. God began to work in my heart in an awesome way. A heart that had turned to stone began to beat and feel again. I'm so grateful for the part Mercy has played in my journey. If it weren't for Mercy, I probably wouldn't be here today.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mercy has changed my life. I was able to gain the skills I needed to life a productive and successful life. I was dealing with depressed and anixety to the point of hospitalization. Suicide seemed to be all I could think about. When my mother found mercy and I finally agreed to go I found a new life. I graduated mercy almost 7 years ago and I will be graduating in May with a masters in social work. Thank the Lord

trichard84

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a resident of Mercy for almost eight months, having just recently graduated. My first couple hours as a resident I realized the staff was not only welcoming but wanting to show that no matter my past, I was loved and valued. Through a process of unbecoming who I thought I was, I began to see who God created me to be. Every one of the staff was patient with me, taught me skills needed for life, cried with me and laughed with me. One of the important lessons I learned from my counselor was that there is nothing I can do to earn love, I simply am loved already. Mercy is a safe place where I shared my deepest pain and was allowed to be heard, be seen, reflect, cry, heal and grow. I am beyond words that God brought me to a place where I could have my mind renewed and where I learned my value. This program and everyone who works for it is anointed, gifted and an absolute blessing.

Erin Gray L.

Donor

Rating: 5

Finding this organization has enabled me to pursue my lifelong dream of helping people get free from life controlling issue like eating disorders. I had given up trying until I discovered Mercy Multiplied. The people at Mercy have been incredibly generous in sharing how they do what they do, and they are REALLY good at it! As a result, many more of us are being equipped to help others successfully. They are not just changing the lives of those in their homes, they are changing the lives of many more outside their homes so we can live free and help others do the same. They are really good stewards of what they have been given. They multiply it. Though they are cost efficient, they do everything with excellence. If you are looking for an effective organization that gets results, I highly recommend this one.

McKenna W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went in to Mercy with a history of sexual abuse, very broken and hurt. Mercy helped me to achieve freedom from the pain, and helped me grow closer to God. The counselors and staff there could not be more passionate and committed to their jobs, and could not be more loving. I would go back in a heartbeat, it was the most amazing, healing environment. If you’re considering applying or donating, do it. There’s no better place.

2 bexs

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was so broken when i walked into Mercy. I had tried virtually every other way of coping. I cant even say that my life had spiraled out of control because it had never been in control to begin with. I was broken , hopeless and on a very self destructive path. I was deperate for help. I tried other programs both secular and faith based, but nothing worked. As a last ditch effort i applied to Mercy, not believing it would be different. But it was! God used Mercy to heal a lifetime of hurt & dysfunction. Mercy showed me love and grace as i struggled in the beginning. No matter how much i messed up they never gave up on me. For the first time in my life i completed something when i got my GED at 29 years old. I could not have done it with out Mercy! I believe the difference at Mercy is the emphasis of building a strong relationship with the Lord ,instead of focusing on problems. I will have a year clean and sober in two weeks. I have not been clean of drugs, alcohol or tobacco for a year since i was a pre-teen. God used Mercy as a vessel of healing and freedom! Thank you Mercy Multiplied for helping me to find my true value and worth as a daughter of God!

Lindsey L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

For over 10 years I battled with severe depression, self-harm, and suicide. I had a relationship with Jesus and found bits of temporary freedom but honestly thought I would live my whole life just wishing to be dead. I came to Mercy completely hopeless and angry and lifeless. Through the staff and the resources given at Mercy I learned to take authority over my thoughts, practice self-compassion, and let God break down my walls. I left Mercy with renewed hope, with joy, and a genuine love for the life God has given me! I'm still on a journey of wholeness, like all of us, but I am thriving more than ever before. Mercy transformed my life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mercy Multiplied changes lives! Girls who are facing life-changing problems, and often at the "end of their rope", learn to allow God to fill them with His Love and become the women He created them to be. This residential program is at no charge to the girls and has a success rate that is unparalleled.
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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a Community Board member but I'm also a parent of a Mercy graduate. Mercy brought healing and life back to my daughter. I truly believe that if she had not gone to Mercy she would probably not be alive now. Ever since she graduated, my husband and I have been involved as much as we can to give back to Mercy and to reach the lives of other young women. We love being on the Community Board and we totally believe in the mission and results of Mercy through the power of Jesus.

KerriNaber

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Mercy Multiplied is the only place I have seen lives truly transform. Since the girls get to come free of charge they get the time they need to really find the root of all what we call in society- their problems. I first found out about Mercy when I was in college (2008) and I couldn't believe when I first visited the Nashville home how beautiful it was. Mercy believes in excellence in all assets of the services they offer. What is cool now, seven years later, I actually got to be part of the outreach events Mercy is now doing. Now they are offering their same principles they use with the girls at the home to us in the community in workshop form. I absolutely love Mpower, their two day workshop. It truly gave me permission to work with those who wanted help, who ready to change and I have seen God show up in big ways!

Donor

Rating: 5

Mercy Multiplied plays such an effective role in our communities and nation. It provides a safe haven to young ladies for healing, nurturing and freedom . I proudly support Mercy Multiplied, it's vision and mission. I would highly recommend anyone looking for worthy cause to support to consider Mercy Multiplied. This place is changing lives and hearts and our world is becoming a better place because of it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization. They invest in every person that comes through those doors. I see the girls change from the first day to the graduation. It’s a 360! God’s love and freedom is in them. They are so full of hope and joy! Their testimonies are so inspiring and touching. You can see that only God set them free and changed them. The have a new smile and new life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mercy Multiplied was a great experience for me. This program helped me glow again. Through this program I learned how valuable, worthy, and am loved by God. He loves me just as I am. I also learned that my destiny does not have to be dictated by my history. I can start a new as I have been made new in Christ. Mercy Multiplied helped me see how much I am loved.