• 423-298-5631
  • paulamalone@mercysdoor.net


Admissions Guidelines

(related: Admissions Process)

The childrens program at Mercy’s Door generally admits troubled children with mild to moderate emotional and/or behavioral problems, such as depression, anxiety, oppositional/defiant behavior, lying, stealing, school conduct problems, academic underachievement, poor social skills, issues related to past abuse, poor anger management, poor self-image, etc. Children and teens exhibiting more at risk behavior or severe problems will be evaluated on an individual basis


-Girls and Boys, 6-16 at the time of admission.
-Minimum I.Q. of 70. Must be able to participate and function in public school or public alternative school.
-No recent suicidal or homicidal behaviors.
-No current drug or alcohol dependencies.
-No history of sexually offending behavior or sexual perpetration.
-Youth referred from Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice are eligible, but considered on a case-by-case basis.


-Family involvement is encouraged but not a must. If potential for reunification, it is in the child and parents best interest to be involved in their childs stay while at Mercy, to participate in counseling and parent-support group sessions.
-Child must have health insurance.
For Admission forms or more information contact our social worker at:
(706) 277-4883