Bethany – 2018 Graduate


Bethany - 2018 Graduate My biological family was really healthy when I was young.  We went to church every week, and I got saved when I was young. However, when I was 10 years old, my parents became really busy. This [...]

Bethany – 2018 Graduate2019-01-08T13:23:42+00:00

Samara – 2018 Graduate


Samara - 2018 Graduate I was physically abused when I was young. In the 8th grade, an eating disorder began to form, and in high school, I became depressed, started cutting and struggled with suicidal thoughts. I didn't believe there was [...]

Samara – 2018 Graduate2019-01-08T13:14:17+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

Sammy – 2018 Graduate


Samantha ("Sammy") - 2018 Graduate Before Mercy, life was very lonely. I did not like myself, which reflected towards the friends I made, the thoughts I had, and the choices I made. My brother-in-law showed me Mercy after I made a [...]

Sammy – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:27+00:00

Suela – 2018 Graduate


Suela - 2018 Graduate My life before Mercy was a mess and pretty chaotic. My counselor from home mentioned Mercy to me as an option. While I was here, when I experienced worship, I had a turning point. Also, God taught [...]

Suela – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:42+00:00

Claire – 2018 Graduate


Claire - 2018 Graduate I was a Christian when I grew up, but I had walked away from God and was living in a lot of sin. I was weighed down by depression, anxiety and other destructive behaviors. I was also [...]

Claire – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:42+00:00

Aubrie – 2018 Graduate


Aubrie - 2018 Graduate Before I came to Mercy, I experienced a lot of sexual and verbal abuse throughout my life. My childhood was very chaotic and there was a lot of violence all around me. I fell into self-harm when [...]

Aubrie – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:43+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

Macie – 2018 Graduate


Macie - 2018 Graduate My life growing up was filled with lots of uncertainty and confusion all around me. I knew my parents loved me, but it wasn’t enough to hide the persistent strife and conflict we lived in. Being surrounded [...]

Macie – 2018 Graduate2018-12-04T10:38:52+00:00