Women Crush Wednesday

So, for the summer we’ve decided to start a new trend of honoring women who are heroes for all sorts of reasons. Our Women Crush Wednesday series will highlight women who are doing something for other women or mankind in general. Chelsea started us off last week with all of the schoolgirls who were kidnapped in Nigeria.

This week, I’m going to share a little bit about Nancy Alcorn and Mercy Ministries:

The Mercy program is based on Christian principles and teachings but uses proven methods and professional counseling staff to serve a diverse population of young women from across the United States. Our program is designed to provide the women we serve with the tools necessary to break free from the destructive cycles controlling their lives and to instead live healthy, independent, Christian lifestyles. The Mercy program lasts approximately six months and usually culminates with graduation from the program. However, length of stay may vary due to individual needs and situations, and in certain instances (such as pregnant girls who give birth) residents may leave the program prior to graduation but still having accomplished desired outcomes.

Mercy Ministries is completely free of charge to the young women we serve. Many of the girls 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 the young women we serve 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.

Nancy has come to Wave and shared some stories from Mercy Ministries, and I can say that what they do is amazing. These girls come because they want help and Nancy and her team help change their lives. Take a look at all they do and if you want to help out – I’ve attached a link so you can sponsor a girl.