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Mercy Multiplied

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Nonprofit Overview

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

114 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Tennille W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mercy completely changed my life! I truly encountered the Lord there, which shifted the entire trajectory of my life. I was completely set free from self harm, depression, and an eating disorder.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donna R.3

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Cara E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Courtney Michelle A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mercy Multiplied has transformed my life forever. I come in not fully trusting God and what he could do for my life. My bondages where keeping me from living a successful life. I learned that I needed to fully surrender to God and learn to rely on Him daily during good and bad days. Because of Mercy I was able to go back to school to finish up my social work degree.

Christina D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

courtney_garner_benjamin

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Kbreeden101

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!?!?!'

Kristin S.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Tasha W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Sandra N.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

It has transformed my life when I felt like there was no hope!

Gloria T B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Megan D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Lisa F.11

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.