Nancy Alcorn, president and founder of mercy Ministries of America, spent the first eight years of her career working with teen juveniles and then investigating child abuse cases. It was during this period that Nancy realized the inadequacy of these programs to offer real transformation in the lives of troubled young women. Nancy knew that only Jesus could bring restoration into the lives of these girls who were so desperately hurting, and she knew God was calling her to step out and do something about it. In 1983, she founded Mercy Ministries of America, a residential facility for troubled girls ages 13 to 28. Presently, Mercy Ministries operates homes and licensed adoption agencies in various cities around the world. Plans are underway to open additional homes in the United States and in other countries.