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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

83 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

JaniceRR

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

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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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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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

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.

Donor

Rating: 1

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!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.....

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Donor

Rating: 1

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.

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.