5 years ago I went to Mercy for an Eating Disorder. I had no money, no hope and was heading down a dark path. Every part of Mercy is amazing from how the staff cares for the girls to the practical skills we gained for after Mercy. I still use all the tools I gained today!
Mercy was an experience that changed the entire course of my life. God used Mercy to bring me face to face with Him to restore me, deliver me, and heal me. The staff and the mission of this nonprofit is unlike anything I have ever experienced in the greatest ways. I would recommend Mercy Multiplied to anyone and everyone who needs help!
I am extremely thankful for the role Mercy Multiplied played in my healing. I grew to know the Lord in a deep and intimate way and began my journey of freedom there. My life will never be the same and I have been walking in freedom ever since.
Mercy is an amazing ministry at which I am so blessed to be able to volunteer and support. Mercy has helped so many young ladies that are struggling to get past the pain they have had to endure in their lives. A lot of these young ladies come to Mercy feeling like there is no hope. Mercy assures them there is hope with Jesus and that they can begin a new life with Him. They counsel and love these young ladies and help them, with God's help, to recover and heal. The young ladies don't forget what they have been through, but Mercy teaches them that God truly loves them and wants a relationship with them. He wants them to have peace and joy and help them on the road to recovery. At Mercy the ladies learn to replace lies they may have believed about themselves and God with truth from God's word. I believe that true transformation and change comes about only by God, and I know first-hand that God is able and willing to change anyone. I love what Mercy is about! The people that work at Mercy are genuine, loving people. The atmosphere is wonderful. The facility is amazing.
Mercy was and still is my blanket of peace. I came to mercy at 21 broken, depressed, and in pieces. This non profit organization restored my hope in Jesus and brought me closer to God’s purpose for my life. My mind was renewed with the word of God and I was able to push through spiritual and emotional blockage to get to where I am today. I am a survivor of sexual child abuse instead of a victim. The tools that Mercy equipped me with has helped me win my court case against my father as my abuser. I was able to go on a mission trip to Belize to help the children in their schools. I was able to finish my degree as an elementary teacher. I even married a godly and kind man. Now, I am able to share pieces of mercy with those around me to help them find the love of Jesus. I am so grateful for the donors of Mercy who help hundreds of
women overcome what the enemy wants to destroy them in.
It is an honor to be associated with Mercy Multiplied!!
Mercy Multiplied is Rooted in Truth and Integrity! Their Dedication to their Calling to Offer Christian based Freedom to women struggling with life controlling challenges has been
Life Transforming for Countless women and those who have seen their Transformation...thus Multiplying their Impact!
I have personally experienced Freedom through Mercy Multiplied and continue to assist others in their Journey!
After talking to someone from Mercy Multiplied yesterday and being treated so unkindly by the intake I had to write to share my experience and question how a place that wants to "help" only hurt me. I am a fifteen year old sex trafficking victim with an eating disorder and from the moment I spoke with the lady in intake- it seemed she was looking for every reason to say no to my application. She asked me if I could get my parents to sign paperwork to allow me to go, but when I said yes, I felt her disappointment on the other side of the phone. She asked me about my eating disorder which is really the LEAST concerning of all I struggle with considering my recent trauma of trafficking. Yet, in her merciless way, she said if you can't eat everything we have to offer, including meat, then you can't come. I explained to her that I would try my best to and that I would just need to some help in taking steps to eat EVERYTHING, but I am willing to try my best as long as I could have some counseling to support me. This was not good enough and she refused to consider helping, but instead kept REJECTING all of my efforts to try and be good enough to receive help. There was no mercy, no compassion, no prayer, no care. Even if the answer was no, it would have been a little easier to swallow if she had kindness in her words and the love of God in her heart. I share this to say, maybe God is the one who had mercy on me so I didn't have to be under their care to heal. Maybe he spared me being hurt from "Christians" who would only break me further. Thank you MERCILESS MULTIPLIED for killing my hope in getting healed and believing that the people of God are good.
Mercy Multiplied is a true, lasting, life change through the power of JESUS. Prior to Mercy, I suffered from various trauma and abuse, cycled in and out of depression for years, and had suicidal ideations that ultimately landed me in two different hospitals when my life hit rock bottom in early 2020. But through intensive counseling, both individual and group, that focused on root issues to my problems- not just the symptoms, I was able to find TRUE HEALING and FREEDOM. As Nancy Alcorn says, "You can't argue with a changed life." Mercy really is TRANSFORMATION, NOT TREATMENT. All the stories of healing are true. There is no fabrication. I had the benefit of hearing from several of my Mercy sisters upon their graduations about issues they faced prior to Mercy and how coming to Mercy to find healing really was the game changer. Unlike secular programs that focus on the symptoms, Mercy focuses on the root issues. And they are not in it for money. They are completely donor funded. The staff are AMAZING. I was at the Sacramento, CA home. Everyone that works there is called to work there- again, they are not doing it for the money. They are doing it because God has called them to this kind of work and it's not easy on anyone. Not to sugar coat it, it truly is a lot of hard, worthwhile work involved to find healing. It requires a lot of discipline. And YOU have to WANT to change. No one else can want it for you. YOU have to want the healing. And ultimately, yes. Jesus is the answer. When people talk about "renewing the mind", which is Biblical by the way, Romans 12:2, it is so powerful. Fill your mind with TRUTH about who you are, whose you are, and your worth. And the Bible has much to say on all of that. If I were to tell everything that went on at Mercy that led to my life changing for the best, it would fill an entire book, my story alone. But again. If you're desperate for healing and you're willing to work for it, Mercy and Jesus are the answer. I am SO grateful for my time there. -Tara Warford
I've been a supporter of Mercy Multiplied since I learned of their work through a friend about 25 years ago. Their mission is Christ-centered and Christ-led. As someone passionate about child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention, awareness, and restoration, the work and outreach of Mercy appeals to my heart.
I've been beyond grateful for the outreach services and studies Mercy Multiplied added in recent years. Since the first "Ditch the Baggage" study came out (now "Keys to Freedom"), I've facilitated at least two study groups a year (usually more), including a jail ministry. What a blessing! When the Freedom Advocacy program was announced, I couldn't wait to take part. Mercy Multiplied not only desires to see all people live restored, healed, and free in Christ, but they equip others to join in the ministry as well, wherever they are and in the ways they are led by God. Amazing! They understand that there is plenty of ministry to be done, and we need people equipped to do it. "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few,"
I love that Mercy Multiplied doesn't compromise beliefs to satisfy others, but is strong in the Lord, lifting others up to be as well. They stay focused and purposeful, moving as led by the Lord. They help more people than they'll ever know, on this earth at least.
Mercy multiplied is an amazing non profit that is reaching the hearts of both residents and non-residents throughout the country. This non-profit has provided FREE resources to team leaders throughout the country that will impact their communities. Such a powerful organization!!
Four years ago, I walked through the doors of Mercy Multiplied, broken and hopeless. I wanted to live a life of freedom and joy but I didn’t think it was possible for me. Now I don’t just have to imagine it or wish for it, because now I’m living that life. Mercy helped me find my identity in Christ, they showed me that I am of worth, loved and that with God anything is possible!
I walked through the doors of Mercy Multiplied a little over three years ago. I struggled with depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorder, self-harm and addiction. I thought that I was too broken to ever be healed. After years of trauma and hurt, I believed that I was unworthy, unloved, dirty and broken. I thought that God had turned his back on me and I was angry. At Mercy, I was met by God and learned who he truly was. A Father, who loved me more than anything, that He pursued me at all cost. In learning who God was, I learned who I was, His child, loved, worthy and never too broken for His healing love. I graduated Mercy knowing I was walking out free and healed from the bondage that the enemy tried so hard to keep me in. Mercy helped me build a foundation of freedom that I continue to build upon with the tools that they taught me while there. None of it would have been made possible if it wasn’t for those who gave, so that I could experience freedom all while being at Mercy for free. Nor would it have been possible without the staff, who are the hands and feet of Jesus and showed me how loved and worthy I was.
Below is my picture when I first arrived at Mercy and the second is when I graduated Mercy!
My life was a mess before I went to Mercy. I had no hope and honestly didn’t think I’d live to see 21. I hated myself and my life and believed I was a lost cause. I believed my voice didn’t matter. Now, I know that I have a hope and a future, that I am not a lost cause, and my voice matters! I got off of all my medications while being there and I have never been so free! The staff was always so encouraging and really were a lot of the reason I stuck it out for a while. I love Mercy Multiplied. Pictured is a before and after.
Mercy Multiplied completely transformed my life!
Before coming to Mercy, I was in and out psychiatric hospitals for years. I was filled with self-hatred and struggled with an eating disorder. I thought there was no hope for me.
Then I came to Mercy and everything changed. From the moment I stepped through the doors, I was so overcome by love— the staff prayed with me, listened to me, and showed me the authentic love of Jesus. During my time there I was completely set free from depression, anorexia, suicidal thoughts, and Self-harm. There is no heart to hard or broken that the Love of God can’t heal.
Mercy Multiplied changed my life forever! Before Mercy, I was in the grasp of addiction & my eating disorder controlled every part of my life. At Mercy, the staff introduced me to the love of Jesus & my life was forever changed. I now walk in complete freedom, even 11 years later!
Mercy Multiplied changed my life forever. In 2009, I left my small town and traveled across the country in search of freedom from my struggles of having an eating disorder, self-harm, and addiction. Mercy met me where I was, and loved me unconditionally. In fact, I had a set back over Christmas break and I spoke daily with a staff member who was on her own break! They really showed me Christ's love, which eventually led to the best decision on my life, surrendering my life to Jesus. Was it easy and fun? Heck no! It was hard. I had to be ready to fight. I would not encourage anyone to go if they are not ready to fight and be quite uncomfortable. It hurt, but growth comes from trials. I am eternally grateful for Mercy Multiplied for being the vessel God used to lead me to my Savior.
Mercy is an amazing organization that helps young women (and older women like me!) confront, then give to God, hurts from the past. I’ve been so impressed by their staff and training material. They never cease to amaze me!
This program provided the love and structure I needed to turn my life around. Before coming to Mercy I was truly hopeless and stuck in the cycles of addiction. The staff at Mercy loved me fiercely and helped me get to the root of my issues. I regained my hope through a relationship with Jesus and have gone to live a very full life after Mercy. Since graduating i did missionary work with YWAM, returned home, got a job and now I work and go to school full time. My life is full of hope now, and even though at times things are very hard, I have the tools I need to live and thrive.
I dont recommend this place. It has traumatized me. They brainwashed me and told me if I didnt follow there rules I would go straight to hell. They manipulate the bible. They kept on denying me that I had a problem. This place is not place to go for eating disorder recovery. The dont feed you enough food, they tell you how much you weigh. They make you exercise everyday for an hour. In groups and therapy they dont discuss what lead you to Mercy. It's all about the bible they tell to just pray away the problem.
This was the absolute WORST 'treatment' place I've ever been to. It's a place where they control everything about you under a guise of "God wants it to be that way. " I was denied private phone calls, which under California is a patient right, was denied my medication for my panic attacks and told to just "Trust in the Lord. " I can't believe this place can continue to run. I've been traumatized by this place and even three years later, continue to have reoccurring nightmares of this place. Just FYI their approach to trauma work is recovered image therapy which they don't call it that and then want you to put Jesus in the middle of that. It's one of the worst experiences of my life. I'm glad I got kicked out.
I first learned about Mercy Multiplied when I saw Nancy Alcorn, the Founder, and a Mercy graduate on Priscilla Shirer's talk show "The Chat" in 2016. I immediately felt that I was to be connected in some way. Two years went by when I learned that she would be a guest speaker at Flourish Women’s conference at a local church in Clarksville, TN- Lifepoint Church. After attending the conference, I met Nancy and she invited me to attend an Mpower Workshop. That invite led me to attend MPower nights and several other MPower Workshops. How Mercy has impacted my life is the way Truth is presented in everything it does. Women are equipped and given resources and principles that not only help them to attain their freedom, but to STAY free! I have personally utilized these tools- one being The Keys to Freedom. I’ve been a part of three groups and each time, I was able to gain a deeper level of freedom in Christ. I have no doubts that God was and continues to work through Nancy as she, along with all the Mercy staff, continue to relentlessly equip women with as much freedom resources as they could get so those women can go out live in that freedom.
In March of 2018, I attended a Mercy Multiplied MPower workshop where I heard about the Freedom Advocacy Program. I immediately signed up because I believe in Mercy's outreach program. The tools and support that they have available to the local church empowers us to reach the community with hope, healing, and freedom. Their Keys to Freedom study is truly a gift to the church. I work as the small group director for a church in the Memphis, TN area, and I have led Keys to Freedom numerous times both in the church setting and in the community. I have seen lives transformed because of this study! The most recent example is a young woman who almost died 4 times because of drug overdoses. After working through the study, she is now preparing to go back to school and to give back to the community by volunteering in a prison ministry. Thank you Mercy Multiplied for the support you give to others who are fighting for freedom in a world that disparately needs it!
Because of Mercy Multiplied, I have been able to take my life back from the trauma of an abusive past. I have gone back to college, participated in track, cheerleading, and cross country, and have also been accepted to grad school for social work. None of this would have been possible without Mercy.
This is truly a unique and amazing ministry that has transformed countless lives. Without this ministry, I do not think that I would have been able to receive the help and support that I needed at one of the darkest points of my life. The staff here truly care about each resident and push them to their fullest potential. They provided me with healthy food, Bible-based counseling, a supportive environment, life skills classes, and ultimately taught me how to care for myself. Thanks to this ministry I am now finishing college with a dual degree in social science and biblical studies while participating in collegiate athletics for cross country, cheerleading, and track. I definitely thought my life was over and that I would never be able to break the cycle that I grew up in, but now I have hope.
I went to Mercy a completely broken and hopeless person. I had so much self hatred due to past trauma. There I was able to learn that it is ok to love myself and that God has an infinite amount of love for me. I was able to uncover hidden trauma and work through that towards the true path of healing. I would recommend Mercy for any woman struggling with life controlling issues.
I don't even know where to start... I found Mercy by searching for affordable treatment options because I didn't know what else to do. I thought I was crazy for applying to some random program I found online. For all I knew it could have been a scam, but it was a risk I had to take. After all, I didn't have anything to lose, so I gave it a shot. I entered the program in March of 2015. I was broken and hopeless. I had severe ptsd and hatred towards myself. During the program, I received unconditional love from the staff. I immediately felt like God had put me in the right place. I learned that God loves me and that he wants me to love myself. I spent a year at Mercy Multiplied and worked through some of my hardest traumas. I broke the covenant I had made with death and gained the ability to walk in freedom no matter what was going on in my life. Life isn't perfect and I still face issues related to PTSD, but now I know that God is greater than the trauma I experienced and I am not the result of what happened. I am a child of God. I can honestly say that I probably would not be here now if I had not gone to Mercy! I have no way to thanks the people who made my transformation possible.
My name is Amy Anderson. I graduated from Mercy almost 19 years ago. And it really changed the trajectory of where my life was going. I was ravaged with a severe eating disorder and struggled with self harm and suicidal ideation. At Mercy I learned about who I was in Christ and allowed the Lord to heal my heart of all the hurt and abuse I experienced that led to the eating disorder behavior, self harm and the suicidal ideation. I learned how to live life free of these things and have in turn taught my daughter how to have a relationship with the Lord and how to go directly to the Lord with hurts. This way she doesnt harbor hurtful things in her heart and allow bitterness to take root. We are an example of Mercy being multiplied for generations to come!!
I spent 6 months at mercy in 2004. It changed my life and helped me to learn tools that helped me deal with my past. My life before my time at Mercy and after are completely different!
It has been such an honor to be a part of Mercy as a volunteer. My journey started by being invited to the Christmas Gala one year...hearing the girls stories firsthand was so moving. I knew right then and there that I wanted to be involved by giving, by volunteering, by any way that I could be close to this organization because you could see the power of the Lord there. We have been giving to organizations for decades, this one is special...the system truly shoots for transforming these young women's lives from darkness into the Light.
The spiritual battles are so real, Mercy is fighting day by day, minute by minute to preserve their lives. The system that Mercy has developed is extremely successful, I believe it's around 94% success rate with these young women. This feels like exactly what I want my giving, time, pray and energy to go toward.
The time I spend volunteering, being a community board member, helping to fund raise, helping with events and luncheons...has been such a blessing because I see all of the people involved with Mercy. All of this group just blows my socks off...how they love one another and have hearts to serve and to give. Any brush i have with this organization just makes my day...always.
MERCY MULTIPLIED is making a huge difference in the lives of young girls and boys. Bringing healing, hope and a future. And enabling churches to do the same by expanding outreach all over the world. I wish they were around when my sister was loosing her battle with drugs, abortion, abuse. I've seen 1000's of girls and boys get the true healing and a new start they deserve. Amen for MERCY.
Grateful doesn’t cut it. Mercy Multiplied is one of a kind in its own right. God opened those doors and continues to heal women through it. Mercy, is where I actually met Our Lord and truly got to know Him. It’s where my healing began. I wouldn’t be in recovery from Anorexia, without the love and support of the staff of Mercy either. I am forever grateful, and forever a supporter.
Mercy was a decision (next to accepting Christ) that changed my life! I learned how to recognize the clutches of control that my family held over me so long so that I could see a love and grace so strongy displayed by this staff and this overwhelmingly filled-with-love environment. I fought for my freedom and I will ALWAYS support Mercy as long as I'm able! I was nervous about when I left but knowing about all the positive testimonies of girls years and even DECADES later, I knew I was equipped to move forward as the conqueror walking in HIS freedom that HE called me to be!
I can’t say enough about Mercy Multiplied!!
I was in the Nashville home for five and a half months, and it completely changed my life. I entered the program with no Jesus, no hope, no joy, no quality of life. The moment I walked into the building, I knew the staff was sincere in their love for people and that it was a truly safe place. They showed me the real love of Jesus, and helped me to grow and heal from traumas in my past. Rather than bandaiding the pain with coping skills, they took me to the root of the problem to find true freedom. They also kept our time there fun with group games, movie nights, mall trips, and special events like concerts or science museums, most of which were sponsored by incredible donors!! Mercy taught us life skills, which I still am applying to this day! I am so grateful for the way those beautiful people have followed God’s leading to love people unconditionally.
I stayed for 8 months and literally came out a new person. Faith refreshed, thoughts renewed. I felt loved and I learned so much about myself and God every day. I would recommend this ministry to anyone struggling. I would not be who I am today had I not taken the leap of faith and went to Mercy. I have been out of the program for almost 4 years and now have my own ministry (@godly_marriage_101), am married, and am a mother. So worth your time.
I went into Mercy Multiplied having experenced one of the most tragic acquisitions. I was robbed. I had experenced identity theft. Not financially, but emotionally and spiritually. I felt like I had lost everything. I was left with no hope, no joy, no self-control, and I lacked the ability to love and be loved. Satan robbed me, locked me up, and the only thing he fed me was lies. I was held captive for years, starving for truth, and everytime I tried to escape I had no sense of direction. I was out of options. Mercy Multiplied, though. They re-connected me with the One I thought would never want anything to do with me. His name, His sweet name, is Jesus. The first thing Jesus did was make sure that I knew that He still loved me. Deeply, too. After everything I had done, He still loved me deeply. I suffered with self-harm and anorexia for a long time. I bowed down to the lies for a long time. I felt helpless and I was shameful. But I spent a lot of time with Jesus while I was at Mercy Multiplied, and He became my best friend. Now, I am walking in freedom, I am married to the man of my dreams, and I am falling more and more in love with Jesus every single day.
I strongly feel like in order to walk in the freedom Christ offers, you have to go through a (3 seasons) process:
1.) The first season is realizing that you aren't free, and that was a heartbreaking season for me. Building up the courage to drop your pride, and the bravery to seek help. Not as easy as it sounds.
2.) The second season is the hardest though, which is choosing freedom. The enemy and the flesh scream loud, which sometimes make it really hard to choose what pleases Jesus. But, everytime you say no to sin, it gets a little easier the next time. It's like a muscle. It's a refining process. It's really uncomfortable sometimes. But the beauty in it is that God is molding your character and strenghening you to fight the good fight.
3.) The third season is WALKING IN the FREEDOM you fought for. You've chose Jesus enough times now that it is molded into your character. It's who you are. You are a servant of Christ. A warrior. An overcomes. Not that it's always the easiest thing, but you know now that it is always possible.
I'm in season number three. I'm waking in freedom. I would never change my decision to seek help and I cherish my experience at Mercy Multiplied.
Mercy Multiplied is changing lives. It changed mine.
They saved my life from an eating disorder and depression. My six months there in 2014 was the first time I felt truly seen and loved in my life. I learned my worth. I healed and went on to college and now I’m going to graduate school to become a therapist because of Mercy’s impact.
Mercy completely set me free from an eating disorder, trauma, depression, and more. I went into mercy a scared little girl but came out a completely new person. Seeking freedom can be tough but the staff and other girls are so encouraging! If you welcoming for a place to seek healing and freedom, Mercy is an amazing place! I met my best friends there and I am now living a new person who is whole and happy and healed! I love Mercy and am beyond grateful to be a graduate of the program.
Out of curiosity, I read all the reviews on this site before deciding to post my own. I can only speak about my experience at Mercy over 15 years ago (!!) but it completely and fully changed my life. After YEARS in secular hospitals, I was not getting better from my eating disorder, PTSD or depression. I took a huge chance and came to Mercy (I was not a Christian prior to applying). At Mercy, I felt loved and valued and it was the FIRST time I ever felt any true healing. I left a completely different person and am forever thankful for my time there. I have since graduate college, gotten married, completed my Ph.D. and now have 3 beautiful little kids that I get to be a mommy to. I fully believe my sweet little babies are here and living a beautiful life now because I chose to walk through the doors of Mercy. I have (and will continue) to be an ongoing monthly donor since I graduated because I KNOW that lives are completely transformed at Mercy. I cannot speak to those 1-star stories that are filled with so much pain. It breaks my heart. I am not questioning the experiences of others. All I can think is 'wow, did we even go to the same place!?!?!'
Mercy Multiplied was the 180 degree turning point in my life, where I turned from despair and addiction to hope, health and life. My life was forever changed 15 years ago at Mercy, and I am forever so very grateful for my time there!
Mercy saved my life. If it weren't for the loving, safe environment to heal, I can safely say I wouldn't be here today.
Mercy helped me turn my life around and walk in freedom! I had battled an eating disorder and self harm for as long as I could remember. At Mercy, I was given the tools to walk out freedom!
Because of mercy, I no longer struggle with addiction or depression. This program saved my life and going there was one of the best decisions I have ever made!
Mercy absolutely changes life. It’s an amazing experience overall and it’s wonderful how you get to see God work in your life every single day through this program.
Mercy is a christ centered recovery program. For me I went through the program in 2012 and it literally saved my life. I will forever be grateful and thankful for the women God put in my life during that season. Mercy changes life through Christ
With out Mercy Multiplied I would be dead. It was great place to get grounded before getting into more deeper trauma work. Since Leaving Mercy I got 2 degrees and now work in the human service field.
Mercy saved my life and the lives of many others. I was there for 9 months after years of depression, PTSD, and self harm. The last two years since I graduated have continued to be filled with healing and grace.
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.
God used Mercy to save my life! I graduated in 2012 and am still using the tools I learned there AND walking in the freedom in Christ I gained while there. It works because they teach you Biblical principles and lead you to Christ in the process. There is no doubt in my mind that if I didn’t take the time to go to Mercy, grow closer to God and get the help I needed, I wouldn’t be here today. I will be forever grateful for my time at Mercy and the way God uses it to transform my life.
Amazingly life changing! They care about every woman that walks through their doors and truly live out their mission.
Mercy Multiplied is changing lives every day, all around the world. I would not be alive today if it weren't for the gift of Mercy Multiplied. I thank God every day that I was able to spend 6 months of my life at the amazing ministry and find true, lasting, life changing freedom through the love of the staff and Jesus.
Mercy Multiplied is a amazing organization. I’ve had the privilege of volunteering at the corporate office and at fundraising events. Over and over I have been in awe of the passion and vision this nonprofit has for young women. My husband and I both are honored to help promote the mission of Mercy Multiplied in our circle, community, and country. May God continue to use and bless Mercy Multiplied
I worked as an intern with Mercy Multiplied this summer and I was blown away at how powerful this ministry is! The Lord is working through the staff here to bring true change to the young women in the residential program, as well as individuals seeking to bring change to people in their lives. The work that goes on behind the scenes to make this ministry run smoothly is remarkable and I am so blessed to have spent my summer serving such an awesome ministry. There is such a heart in this place not only for the young women in the program, but for hurting people in general, and it is so evident through all of the staff at Mercy and their hard work and dedication to serving others!
MercyMultiplied provided the support I needed in order to give me Life and Hope! They gave me the tools I needed in order to succeed. The staff are strong, supportive, wise and caring. The program is extremely well organized and developed to bring about the greatest healing and life- transformation for each resident. Five years after completing the program, I am still using what I learned during my time at Mercy and do not regret a moment of my time there.
Mercy Multiplied provided residential care during a time in my life when I needed support and direction. They instilled Truth into my mind, and invested into my soul through meaningful relationships, and equipped me with tools/ resources for success. Four years later, I am still using those tools, building on the foundation that was laid for claiming my abundant Life through Christ. I will never be the same, and I am eternally grateful for the love and direction the staff provided.
I walked into Mercy in May of 2013, hurting and completely broken. I walked back out the doors in May of 2014-happy, healthy, and ready to walk out my newfound freedom. Mercy taught me the tools I need to be successful, helped me learn that my identity isn't in any lables that doctors have given me, but in Christ alone, and showed me what Love really is. I can safely say that without the love, support, and guidence that I recieved at Mercy, I wouldn't be here today. God saved me, but He used Mercy to do it... and I am FOREVER grateful to Nancy, the staff, and the amazing donors that cared enough to help me, without profiting off my hurts.
I would highly caution against funding or seeking treatment through this establishment. For those with serious mental illness, this is not the place for them. I feel that Mercy Multiplied would be better used as a service outreach youth group type organization than a residential treatment facility. Those with serious psychological conditions and health risk that come with eating disorders are not served here. The majority of the “graduates” I know were not successful in maintaining their “victories” or “healing”. Many relapsed, became pregnant, and have engaged in unhealthy life habits and relationships. I just hate to see money being wasted, as the “life changes” are not maintained. One thing that needs to happen is a drastic improvement in the after care. It is unrealistic for these girls to go from 24-7 residential care to nothing. I know things are “set up” prior to graduation as far as outpatient treatment but that is not enough. A step down to partial inpatient then intensive outpatient then outpatient is much more appropriate and certainly did not happen for me nor any of the girls I know from my time there. I did not receive one follow up after the day I left. I am perfectly healthy now and living a beyond wonderful life, loving God and all His blessings but just want to bring this to those who donate’s attention.
All you have to hear is one girl's story, to believe that Mercy Multiplied saves and changes lives. Of course, God is the one who changes hearts . . . . Mercy facilitates that process through love and caring and encouragement. I have seen these transformations, talked to the girls, and interacted with them in activities at the home. It is REAL! Praise to Our Father for His loving kindness to His girls!
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.
It’s been just over a year since I graduated from mercy multiplied and I never could have imagined that I would be where I am today. I was a drug addicted prostitute with absolutely no hope or expectation for the future. From the day I was born the odds were stacked against me. I was born into a family of drug addicts, who for generations perpetutated abuse of every kind. I was lost broken and hanging on by a thread! I was an expert at self sabotaging and I sabotaged myself to wanting to die! I entered mercy desperate for what I now understand was God. I struggled through the the first several months of mercy with one foot out the door. (Running away had always been my answer when things got tough) but slowly God began getting ahold of my heart. As He made me willing to go to the places I had tried my whole life to outrun - He began to heal the pain and trauma of my early years. I walked into mercy scarred with shame,bitterness and anger! I had never finished one single thing in my life! God used Metcy to break the chains of bondage that had in-prisoned my mind , body , soul and spirit. I was even able to complete my High school equivalency. God really met me at Mercy and changed the entire trajectory of my life. However, because my family and friends where so unhealthy I had nowhere safe to go upon graduation. The staff at Mercy not only worked tirelessly for the girls while we were there , but they worked really hard to make sure that we would be able to continue our journey of healing after Mercy. And thanks to God and Mercy, I have been able to do just that! I am now a youth group leader at my church and i work with young people who have been brutalized as I was. God used Mercy Multiplied as a catalyst for change for not only myself but for thousands of other young woman. I have been to many residential programs , my first being when I was in middle school and my last being just months before I entered mercy. Mercy is unlike any other place because they do not focus on problems but on solutions and healing the root issues, instead of the symptoms.
Please do not send your daughter to Mercy, you will get what you pay for-nothing. And you might even lose your daughter in the end. There is a huge emphasis on recovered memory therapy which has been debunked even in the secular world. Many of these girls end up falsely accusing their dads or moms or both parents of sexually abusing them to explain why they are so emotionally screwed up. This has to stop. These people have actually been shut down in Australia. Mercy destroys the family for these girls and their caring parents when they tear them apart with false accusations and they are not ultimately helping their emotional situation. Do you really think these caring parents would actually send their girls to a "Christian" place for help if they had sexually abused them??? These girls are so vulnerable and they are so anxious to have a better, more horrible story than the next girl. It is a travesty!!!
What can I say about Mercy? Well it's hard to keep it short what all Mercy means to me; but the main things are: freedom, life, peace, and a personal relationship with God. In 2004 I came to Mercy very scared, depressed, and addicted to the idea of killing myself. In 2005 I left knowing that my life had purpose and I had hope for the future. I am alive and thriving because of Mercy!
Please, find a more worthy ministry to support. mm hurts far more than it helps. The institution does not have a qualified staff to effectively deal with the problems that torment these vulnerable young ladies.
They stoop to using exaggerated and often completely false "testimonies" to stir hearts and increase their pocketbooks. They separate families and leave their clients lost and broken.
In order to post this comment, I reluctantly must select 1 star.....
We were hopeful when we brought our daughter to MM in Lincoln, California. Eight months later she "graduated" and exited the program alleging sex abuse and sex trafficking at the hands of her parents. UNTRUE. And no proof in ANY form. We learned later that MM uses a form of memory regression therapy whereby element of suggestion leaves the young woman with false memories. We LOST our daughter to this program. On earth or at the throne of God they'll pay for what they did to not only destroy our daughter but to destroy us as parents and our extended family. BEWARE of this program. The shiny cover is not necessarily indicative of what truly goes on behind the closed doors of this vile program. There is a MM Parent Survivors group now and we mean business in getting the word out.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.