About Mercy Ministries

Mercy Ministries is a faith-based program committed to helping young women from all walks of life deal with issues ranging from physical and sexual abuse to eating disorders and unplanned pregnancy. As well, Mercy Ministries assists women with substance abuse issues and eating disorders. By utilizing holistic methods and professional therapy in a safe and controlled setting, Mercy Ministries has proven effective at helping these women deal with their issues since 1983. Services are offered free of charge to young women 13-28 at four different locations in the United States.

The founder of Mercy Ministries, Nancy Alcorn, started the program after nearly a decade working in the State of Tennessee’s Department of Corrections Juvenile Division. There, she investigated cases of child abuse and worked closely with under-age offenders who were place in state custody. Alcorn founded Mercy Ministries after seeing that many of these female inmates returned to their previous way of life and found themselves back in the system as adults. Nancy Alcorn observed that the secular programs the state offered did nothing to treat the pain and emptiness these girls felt inside; she believed God would provide healing for this and more through Mercy Ministries.

Mercy Ministries established its first location in Monroe, Louisiana. From the very beginning, Nancy Alcorn and Mercy Ministries have maintained specific goals which stand today as the base of the group’s foundation. First, Mercy Ministries has always, and shall always, provide their services without cost. Alcorn is also committed to the Biblical mandate of tithing, and Mercy allocates 10% of donations collected to other worthwhile causes. Perhaps most importantly, Mercy Ministries does not accept any funding which would prohibit the freedom of the organization to promote Christ and His purpose.

The Mercy Ministries program is voluntary and consists of integrating God’s principles with proven healing methods. By helping young women understand their true potential and purpose in life, Mercy Ministries offers hope and long-term results. Unlike state correctional facilities, Mercy Ministries teaches that God’s love is unconditional, regardless of past mistakes, and that through relationship with Him it is possible to halt destructive behaviors.

The residential program structure at Mercy Ministries also teaches young women the skills they need in order to create a positive atmosphere for themselves as well as their future families. Mercy Ministries covers Life Skills Training, Money Management, Nutrition and Fitness. As well, the young women of Mercy Ministries are counseled on how to set personal boundaries. Most importantly, Mercy Ministries provides Bible classes and scriptural reading time, often surprising residents with guest appearances from popular Christian artists and world-class motivational speakers.

Mercy Ministries employs seven scriptural values in teaching “Choices that Bring Change.” Included in the Mercy Ministries curriculum are Freedom from Oppression, recognizing Generational Patterns, Choosing Forgiveness, Renewing the Mind, Healing Life Hurts, Principles for Life-long Success, and Committing to Christ. Counselors work with residents to equip them with the skills they need to be productive citizens and lead healthy, Christian lives. The young women of Mercy Ministries are required to own accountability for themselves and identify goals at set intervals throughout their first three months in the program. After 90 days, the Mercy Ministries residents begin to anticipate their future by creating an aftercare goals list, which they are encouraged to accomplish over the next six months.

In addition to the U.S.-based Mercy Ministries residential treatment centers, the organization also offers adoption assistance and transitional care to its participants.

After nearly 30 years providing hope to young women, Mercy Ministries continues to grow and evolve. Currently, Mercy Ministries has locations in four states with land in two additional states dedicated for additional facilities. Mercy Ministries’ corporate office is located in Nashville, TN with international affiliates in New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

For more information about Mercy Ministries, visit them online at www.mercyministries.com

Mercy Ministries Reviews

"[When I came to Mercy] I began to realize that everything about Mercy Ministries was different than my past treatment and hospital experiences. While at Mercy Ministries, I became a new person with a clear sense of who I am in Christ. When I graduated, I walked out of Mercy Ministries feeling empowered, restored and renewed with a pure joy that overflowed from within."

"When I walked through the doors of Mercy Ministries, I finally felt safe. I didn’t know I could have so much joy, freedom, and purpose…and desire to live! I can never thank you enough for what you have done for me!!!"

"At Mercy Ministries, the Lord revealed to me that my true identity and value is in Him. I was also able to forgive those who had misused or hurt me in my life. God used Mercy Ministries in such an awesome way, and I am living life to the fullest now!"

"When I went to Mercy Ministries, I had no idea that I would learn so much about God and how amazing He is. God used Mercy Ministries to show me that the life He created for me was filled with love, joy, growth and hope. I am still a work in progress, but I’m excited for whatever God has in store for me."

"When I finally realized that I needed help, it was hard for us to find a program that didn’t cost a lot of money. My parents are missionaries and for us thousands of dollars that other programs cost was just not affordable, but then we found Mercy Ministries. Mercy is free of charge and provided me with the help that I needed to get healing. Mercy Ministries has been such a blessing in my life. I want everybody to know about Mercy Ministries."

"Here at Mercy Ministries, we do a lot of fun things. But I would have to say, the one thing that I loved the most would have to be praise and worship. During praise and worship we have a worship leader and we all sing together and I really feel the presence of the Lord dwelling within us when we do."

"When I came to Mercy Ministries, I was desperate, broken and alone. During my time at Mercy Ministries, I have learned that God is my best friend. He sees my heart and He knows my needs, and He meets me right where I am. I would like to go to seminary and get a Masters in Christian Counseling, so I can help young girls in the way I have been helped here at Mercy Ministries."
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Contact Mercy Ministries

  • Mercy Ministries Reviews
  • P.O. Box 111060
  • Nashville, TN 37211
  • Phone: (615) 831-6987
  • Email: info@mercyministriesreviews.com