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Our Christian-based program curriculum, “Choices That Bring Change,” is the result of our three decades of ministering to girls in crisis and combines biblical principles of healing and unconditional love with best-practice clinical interventions, as outlined in Ditch the Baggage by Nancy Alcorn.
Trained counselors lead residents through the program curriculum, helping them explore issues of faith, forgiveness, family, overcoming abuse and past hurts, and general life principles. In addition to the curriculum, program resources feature internationally acclaimed teachers such as Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Joyce Meyer, Dave Ramsey, Andy Stanley and Charlotte Gambill. Residents participate in both individual and group counseling on a weekly basis.
Mercy has a long-standing policy of not incurring debt in the establishment of our homes. We have established a clear model for creation of new homes that begins at the local community level to ensure that each home will have the appropriate level of ongoing financial, spiritual, and community support necessary to achieve our mission. The minimum criteria for consideration of the establishment of a new home have been formalized by Mercy Multiplied International and are available here.
Because of a shared vision to serve hurting girls, Nancy Alcorn, our founder, permitted Darlene and Mark Zschech to leverage the “Mercy” brand when the Zschechs founded MMAU in 2001. However, MMAU was an independent charity with no oversight from Mercy operations in America. MMAU ceased operations in 2009.