Mercy was founded by Nancy Alcorn in 1983 after an eight-year career working with juvenile delinquent girls and investigating child abuse cases. Nancy’s work gave her unique insight into the many reasons social problems exist, particularly in young women. It also gave her direct encounters with secular programs that were not producing permanent results. Determined to establish a program in which lives would truly be transformed, Nancy opened the first Mercy home in Monroe, LA. Today Mercy homes exist in Monroe, LA; Nashville, TN; Sacramento, CA; and St. Louis, MO. International affiliates exist in the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand.
Mercy Multiplied operated under the name Mercy Ministries until October 2015, when we changed our name to better reflect our expanded outreach initiatives and commitment to “multiplying” Mercy outside of our residential homes. Click here to learn more.