Mercy Ministries Is A Faith Based Not For Profit Organization

819 Words Jun 28th, 2015 4 Pages
Mercy Ministries is a faith based not for profit organization that serves young women with life controlling issues. Established in 1983 by Nancy Alcorn, they have helped over 3000 residents overcome debilitating problems such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addiction, depression and unplanned pregnancy, physical and sexual abuse including those who are victims of sex-trafficking. It is “Mercy’s goal…to help these young women find freedom from their issues and empower them to serve in their communities as productive citizens (About Us).” Mercy Ministries is a 501(c)(3) public charity that receives 59% of its funding from individuals’ donations. It is governed by a Board of Trustees, with Nancy Alcorn, the founder of the ministry, as its president (Financial). Mercy is run on 3 basic principles. 1) Accept girls free of charge. Michael Parenti in “The Plutocratic Culture” says, “Because human services are based on an ability to pay, money becomes matter of life and death (616).” Many of the girls who attend Mercy’s homes have been in and out of various rehabilitation programs costing their parents thousands of dollars. This ministry does not add the stress of financial burden to the parents of their residents, therefore money is no longer a matter of life and death to these young ladies. 2) Always give at least 10% of all donations to other organizations and ministries, and 3) do not take any state or federal funding or any money that interferes with the…

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