What We Do
What Mercy House provides:
When a young woman becomes a resident at Mercy House, an opportunity begins for a complete new start. We immediately help her evaluate what she needs to begin making healthy choices and discern the direction and decisions that will be necessary for her new life. Full case management with a trained Family Worker helps her take action-steps and follow through on each of her defined goals.
The following is a description of services which assist in these goals.
A Safe Home
Caring house pastors provide a safe, nurturing home environment during the pregnancy and for up to six months after delivery.
Complete Pregnancy Care
Each woman is provided complete prenatal, labor and delivery and postpartum care from pro-life midwives and doctors.
Professional and pastoral counselors meet with Mercy House residents to assist them with the resolution of family issues, emotional struggles and spiritual concerns. Emphasis is always placed on confronting these problems with the truth of God’s Word.
The priority of education in preparation for a solid, stable life is strongly encouraged for each Mercy House resident. We provide help with preparation for a general equivalency diploma as well as higher educational goals such as vocational training or college classes. We continually stress the importance of education as a key to a strong, self-supporting future.
Life Skills Training
Individual and group instruction assist in helping our residents with the skills needed to establish a healthy home. These include parenting instruction, basic infant care and safety, nutrition and cooking, healthy lifestyle training and any other area identified in each individual resident’s life. The training is formal as well as modeled by all Mercy House staff and volunteers.
Special Issue Assistance
Unique, individual needs such as acquiring a driver’s license, resolving a legal issue, or completing unfinished business are prioritized and assisted by our volunteers as part of the service plan we create for each resident.
Strong emphasis is placed on each woman’s involvement in a local church. Household devotions and weekly Bible study are priorities. We encourage each resident to understand that the support of a vibrant body of believers is critical to her future success.
Residents enjoy extended relationships with mentoring families who provide additional emotional and physical support. Each family is included in her life as a model of health and the beauty of functional living.