My name is Lorri,
My story is not different from any of the ladies living in" Under His Wings Mercy House".
Although the names, faces, and some of the circumstances are different, I too was lost, hopeless and didn't want to live anymore. I found the rooms of recovery and rededicated my life back to the Lord. I have been in recovery for 20 years. By the Grace & Mercy of God and a 12 Step program, I now have a greater purpose to serve the Lord by helping other women like myself. Most of us have had difficult and challenging backgrounds. My experience has been not one thing but, everything in my life was a mess. Amazing women of recovery came into my life and walked alongside of me. They gave me encouragement, unconditional love and showed me a new way to live.
My passion is to help women get a foundation for life through a relationship with Jesus Christ and working a 12 Step program. We opened our second house "Grace", one year ago and we are usually on a waiting list because the need for safe and healthy housing is so great.
Please consider partnering with us and helping in any way you are led. We have a donation page and a "House Wish List" page.
My name is April an I'm 34 years old. I was released from jail in January 2018. I've never been in recovery or a halfway house before now. With the help of drug court, "Under His Wings Mercy Houses", and an amazing Sponsor, Sarah, my life has completely changed! I had no where to go and no family in the area when released from jail. I feel like God sent me to Mercy House and there are no words to describe the gratitude and love I feel for them and their program. Without them I don't think I would be where I am today. I just celebrated 6 months clean and 3 of those months have been at Mercy House. Thank you Bob and Lorri Cluckey for this amazing opportunity, your love, guidance and support. You are like family to me.
Hi I'm Toni. At 33 years old I was placed in a treatment center for my alcoholism. I was in a 30 day program and had no where to go after. A counselor at the center suggested Mercy House for a safe and stable place to go. I am so grateful to the wonderful women that have helped me through the hardest time of my life. Since I've have been at Mercy House my whole life has changed! As of May 15, 2018 I have been sober 6 months. I now have a family that loves me. I have an AA Sponsor and I go to AA meetings. I have friends, a job, and I accepted the Lord as my savior and was baptized on April 8, 2018 at Lido Beach. I have also joined a church. The best part is I am in leadership training to be an Assistant Leader at Mercy House and I'm studying to get my drivers license for the first time in my life. I owe it all to God , Spirit of Recovery and my support system. Thank You!
When I walked through the doors of Mercy House I was broken, hopeless and full of resentments. Through my addiction I gave so much away, my marriage, custody of my daughter, my home, and my sanity. I was on the verge of loosing my daughter to the state. Since I've been at Mercy House the Judge has extended my case planand I have visitation weekly with my daughter and making arrangements to have her reunited with me in a few weeks. Without the love , guidance and support of Pastor Lorri and the leaders Judy , Kim and April I would have stayed in the same self-destructive cycle of addiction. Through improving my relationship with God, AA and my sisters in sobriety anything is possible. My daughter is able to have the mother she deserves before I went off track. That to me is the most precious gift that Mercy House and Sobriety has given me.