Mercy Multiplied of Nashville, Tennessee promotes its services as "Christ-Centered Residential Counseling" that is free and voluntary. They claim to help young women "break free from life controlling issues and situations, including anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, addictions, unplanned pregnancy, and sex trafficking."
On April 24, 2016, Slate published their investigation on the counseling center. The cover story features claims of abuse from multiple survivors of Mercy Ministries / Mercy Multiplied.
In 2008, founder Nancy Alcorn explained "that Mercy 'deals with areas of demonic oppression... If there’s demonic activity, like if somebody has opened themselves up to the spirit of lust or pornography or lots of promiscuous sexual activity, then we’ve opened the door for demonic powers. And secular psychiatrists want to medicate things like that, but Jesus did not say to medicate a demon. He said to cast them out. And that’s supposed to be a part of normal Christianity.'"
First hand accounts of survivors have been posted across the internet.
On Glassdoor, reviews from people purporting to be former employees of Mercy include:
"Most unhealthy workplace I have ever experienced."
"Seems cultish and I have witnessed verbal and religious abuse to several employees."
"While they do help some girls, they are out of their depth with severe eating disorders and severe sexual abuse issues. A disaster waiting to happen."
According the Mercy Ministries News, Rob & Lou Taylor of Nashville have worked with the organization. "Lou has devoted time and energy to promoting Mercy Ministries to her clients and using her influence to spread awareness about the ministry."
According to tax filings for 2010, the Britney Spears Foundation donated the bulk of its holdings to Mercy Ministries of Nashville and Cri Help rehab facility in California.