Caitlin – 2018 Graduate


Caitlin - 2018 Graduate I started using drugs when I was 14 years old, and by the age of 18, I was hooked on heroin. I battled my drug addiction for nine years.  At the age of 26, I was raped [...]

Caitlin – 2018 Graduate2019-01-08T14:38:08+00:00

Destiny – 2018 Graduate


Destiny - 2018 Graduate My birth mom was in an abusive relationship, and her boyfriend would sometimes get upset and beat her. I wanted to defend her, but I couldn't because I was too young to do anything. I was the [...]

Destiny – 2018 Graduate2019-01-07T13:50:39+00:00

Kiara – 2018 Graduate


Kiara - 2018 Graduate Life before coming to Mercy was horrible. I found out about Mercy from my counselor, and I applied to the program because I felt that my choice was to either go to Mercy or kill myself. When [...]

Kiara – 2018 Graduate2019-01-08T10:53:19+00:00

Anna – 2018 Graduate


Anna - 2018 Graduate Growing up I had every opportunity given to me by my parents to make my life full of potential with a strong future, but I wasn’t interested at that time. They reflected their faith in God strongly. [...]

Anna – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:26+00:00

Kayla – 2018 Graduate


Kayla - 2018 Graduate My trauma began just after I turned 5 and through the beginning of Kindergarten. My babysitter’s husband raped me up to 10 times a day for almost that entire school year. It finally ended when they moved [...]

Kayla – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:44+00:00

Cortney – 2018 Graduate


Cortney - 2018 Graduate Before coming to Mercy, I was addicted to people and their approval. I hated myself and saw no reason for living. I heard about Mercy from a friend who also went to the home in Monroe. I [...]

Cortney – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:45+00:00

Ashley – 2018 Graduate


Ashley - 2018 Graduate When I was younger, my family moved around a few times. My mom and dad separated when I was 6 years old. My childhood was filled with loss and grief. I felt alone and I always found [...]

Ashley – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:49+00:00

Julie – 2018 Graduate


Julie - 2018 Graduate My parents were babies having babies, so I was raised by my grandparents. My dad is a controlling alcoholic. I was always put in the middle of adult arguments and had to take care of my brother [...]

Julie – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:50+00:00

Kelsey – 2018 Graduate


Kelsey - 2018 Graduate I grew up in two dysfunctional homes. One with an alcoholic father and at my mother’s house I was sexually abused at an early age. I grew up very confused about what my purpose in life was [...]

Kelsey – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:54+00:00

Hope – 2018 Graduate


Hope - 2018 Graduate Before coming to Mercy my life involved verbal, physical and sexual abuse. Growing up, I had absent parents and I was bullied at school. I found out about Mercy from my mom. I decided to apply because [...]

Hope – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:54+00:00
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