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

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

Nadia – 2017 Graduate


Nadia - 2017 Graduate Growing up, I had parents who loved me, but who had an extremely dysfunctional relationship. Although I never knew my biological father, my stepdad treated me as his own, and I always felt love from him and [...]

Nadia – 2017 Graduate2018-12-04T10:39:23+00:00

Jena – 2017 Graduate


Jena - 2017 Graduate I was born to two very loving parents who fought to give my siblings and me a better life than they had. But still, the constant moving and instability in relationships affected me. I did find some [...]

Jena – 2017 Graduate2018-12-04T10:39:51+00:00

Christina – 2017 Graduate


Christina - 2017 Graduate I had a very troubling childhood. I suffered from abuse, addictions, depression, and self-harm. I also had an unplanned pregnancy. I learned about Mercy through a past graduate. A huge turning point for me at Mercy was [...]

Christina – 2017 Graduate2018-12-04T10:40:19+00:00

Shannon – 2017 Graduate


Shannon - 2017 Graduate I grew up in a normal family. My dad was in seminary, and my mom stayed at home with us kids. I was saved at a very young age and grew with the Lord. When I was nine [...]

Shannon – 2017 Graduate2018-12-04T10:40:55+00:00

Sara – 2017 Graduate


Sara - 2017 Graduate From a young age, I always wanted to be accepted and loved. I was very fearful in life, and that kept me trapped. My dad was very controlling and would sometimes go beyond the point of discipline. [...]

Sara – 2017 Graduate2018-12-04T10:40:55+00:00

Briana – 2017 Graduate


Briana - 2017 Graduate I grew up in a very dysfunctional home. There was always a lot of fighting. I never felt safe, and I always felt alone. At a very young age, I was sexually abused, which led me to [...]

Briana – 2017 Graduate2018-12-04T10:40:59+00:00

Alicia – 2015 Graduate


Alicia - 2015 Graduate I was diagnosed with ADHD, depression, anxiety, and operational defiant behavior in middle school. I tried to take my own life multiple times, but was never successful. In the second part of seventh grade, my parents sent [...]

Alicia – 2015 Graduate2018-12-04T10:41:48+00:00

Kirstin – 2016 Graduate


Kirstin - 2016 Graduate When I turned six, my parents divorced and I became the messenger between my parents because they stopped communicating with each other. After everything in court was settled, custody of me was split evenly. I spent half [...]

Kirstin – 2016 Graduate2018-12-04T10:42:35+00:00
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