Nancy Alcorn has been an ambassador for freedom her entire adult life. From the time the Lord took hold of her heart at the age of 17, Nancy has shared boldly about the transformative power of Christ. Never one to back down from a challenge, Nancy is a problem solver and a woman who is rooted in deep faith.
Nancy began her career working for the State of Tennessee. For the first eight years, she worked for a correctional facility for juvenile delinquent girls and later investigating child abuse cases. Time and time again, she saw the recidivism rate of these juvenile girls increase and often would lead them into the adult prison system.
It was during this time that Nancy realized the inadequacy of those government programs to offer real transformation in the lives of troubled individuals. Out of this experience came a driving passion to help hurting girls that led Nancy in 1983 to found Mercy Multiplied, a residential counseling program for young women. She was just 28 years old at the time.
With just $1,000 in her pocket, a few personal belongings, and a little Sheltie puppy, Nancy set out for Monroe, LA, where God was calling her. It was during those formative years of the ministry that Nancy’s faith grew deeper and deeper. When she started the organization, there were three founding principles that the Lord gave her: 1) Take in young women free-of-charge; 2) Never accept government funding or money with strings attached that would inhibit the ability to share Biblical truths; 3) Tithe 10% of money received.
As Founder and President of Mercy Multiplied, Nancy has authored several books and travels to speak throughout the United States and around the world sharing the message of hope and freedom that only comes through the transformative power of Jesus Christ. In addition to the work of Mercy Multiplied, Nancy also serves on the ECFA Board of Reference, the Lakewood Church Compensation Board, and she chairs the Promise Keepers Women’s Advisory Board.
Mercy Multiplied’s residential counseling program helps young women ages 13-32 break free from life controlling issues and situations, including anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, addictions, unplanned pregnancy, and sex trafficking. The residential program is voluntary, biblically based, and completely free-of-charge.
Young women from across the United States come to Mercy Multiplied to find hope and freedom. Mercy’s four residential homes are located in Monroe, LA, Nashville, TN, St Louis, MO, and Sacramento, CA, with property in Florida for a fifth home. Mercy also has three international affiliates located in Canada, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
Mercy Multiplied is also a licensed child placement agency with the State of Tennessee. Pregnant residents are given the choice to parent or place their child for adoption. When a pregnant resident chooses to place, she works with Mercy’s adoption staff to create an adoption plan. Over the past 30 years, Mercy has conducted hundreds of adoptions. When a pregnant resident chooses to parent her child, she participates in parenting classes where she is able to discuss family dynamics and learns how to budget and plan for her child’s arrival and growing needs.
In 2015, the ministry officially expanded its reach to help more hurting people outside of the walls of its residential program. Mercy’s Outreach services train and resource Christian leaders and helpers to effectively minister to those who are struggling by sharing the life transforming principles used in its residential program.
Mercy’s MPower workshops and Key’s to Freedom study empowers men and women of all ages to live in freedom. MPower workshops are held across the United States and are open to men and women of all ages who want to learn how to help others more effectively. Over 20,000 people from around the world have worked through the eight-week Keys to Freedom study. Keys to Freedom has been translated into German, Dutch, Danish, and Spanish.
To learn more about Mercy Multiplied, visit MercyMultiplied.com. You can follow Nancy on Instagram and Twitter @nancyalcorn.