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Project information

6 months Residential Discipleship Programme

Our residential programme is free of charge, designed to help young women aged 18-30 yrs old who struggle to cope with life. They may be dealing with a life controlling issue such as eating disorder, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, effects of abuse, self harm, addiction or low self esteem.

January 2017 - January 2018

Charity information: Mercy UK

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  • Need


    We look to address the root causes of issues women face, rather than merely medicating the symptoms or addressing the external behaviour.

    We seek to help break the cycle of destruction by helping others find freedom and restoration through the services we provide. This in turn will positively affect the generation they will parent and drastically reduce the chances of history repeating itself.


    We look to teach and equip women with 'life-tools' to deal with their circumstances and emotions, based on biblical principles. We provide them with a safe environment they can focus on learning how to live a healthy life- Spirit, soul and body.
    We do this is partnership with her local church and a support network of people they will be in community with after they finish the programme, this helps to have an effective and long lasting transition.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide the residential programme free of charge to those who need help.


    » We raise all our finance through donations from supporters who meet us through someone else being helped, or by hearing about our work.

    What success will look like

    Our financial reports show that adequate income is available. Around £12,000 per resident, per 6 month stay.

    Aim 2

    That young women will find their sense of identity, value and worth.


    » Through the culture, environment and scheduled activities of our residential programme.

    What success will look like

    Quality of life questionnaire before and after programme. Medical reports show that many women reduce or finish their medication for depression etc.

    Aim 3

    The young women will transition from the programme to succeed in life.


    » Transitional Care team in place to help the young women with writing CV, apply for jobs, find housing and continued support after their time in Mercy

    What success will look like

    Survey to former residents after 12 months of leaving the programme to find out what they are doing in life.

  • Impact


    The programme is to help people who are crippled by their life issue. Often unable to maintain a job, stay off mental health medication or keep stable relationships. The long term effect of the programme is that the women will become free from the grip of their 'life controlling issue' and be able to progress in life, through studies, career, relationships, and helping others around them.


    The risks are that we accept women into the programme who we are suitable to help. There is a risk that if someone has problems that are too severe for our programme, it would not be helpful.
    We have managed this risk by our thorough assessment process as the young woman applies to the programme. We seek reference from organisations and professionals who have previously worked with the young woman. We provide remote support to the applicants with resources, and small goals before they enter.


    We will send a monthly email update newsletter.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,000 Per resident place We have 20 beds. It costs approx. £12,000 for each resident who stays in the programme for 6 months.
  • Background


    The centre is located in Yorkshire, however women from any location in UK, Europe and globally may apply. The programme accepts women from global locations, so long as they can arrange their own passport and visa.


    Young women aged 18- 30

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    With 10 years of experience of this charity operating in the UK, and over 30 years experience of running the programme in USA we have developed a programme that helps women, and brings lasting change. We offer a unique experience, of offering 24 hour support, in a residential setting, free of charge and faith- based, biblical principles. This is attractive to Christian women who seek help, as there is little to compare this programme to.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Debbie Harvie

    Executive Director of Services

    Programme Team

    This team work with the women, this includes health and fitness, operations, administrative support, facilitators and curriculum manager.

    Corporate And Partnerships Team

    This team operate the charity and are responsible for the raising of awareness of the charity and it's other projects, also to raise the finance