This text was posted on the Mercy Ministries Australia site yesterday:
It is with deep regret and sadness we have to inform you that Mercy Ministries in Australia is no longer in operation. Due to internal circumstances and challenges, Mercy Ministries Incorporated will be dissolved as an entity. We have encountered extreme financial challenges and a steady drop in our support base to the point where we are no longer financially viable. Mercy Ministries has been proud to serve the young women of Australia for nine years and to help hundreds of young women find freedom from life controlling issues. Mercy Ministries is grateful to the many individuals, businesses, and churches who have sacrificed and given over the years to make this program possible.
Executive Director, Mercy Ministries Incorporated
Board Member, Mercy Ministries Incorporated
It seems that the money and support have finally dried up. I wonder if Mercy had reviewed their treatment regime, produced something based in science and adequate research, as opposed to some extreme right biblical views they might have had a chance.
I am glad that Mercy is gone. I am Glad that they will no longer have a hand in the treatment of mentally ill women.
This happiness is tempered somewhat by the knowledge that the women who sought help and those still seeking it have issues and needs to be met.
Let’s hope another crazy religious institution doesn’t step up to the plate.