Human Services

Justice & Mercy International, Inc.

Making justice personal for the poor, orphaned & forgotten

aka JMI   |   Franklin, TN   |  http://www.justiceandmercy.org

Mission

Justice & Mercy International (JMI) is a faith-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to make justice personal for the poor, the orphaned and the forgotten of the world. JMI primarily works in Moldova in Eastern Europe and in the Amazon region of Brazil and we do our work through programs that have the Good News of Jesus at their core.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Ms. Mary Katharine Hunt

Director of Programs and Church Partners

Dr. Chris Hardy

Main address

1810 Columbia Ave, Ste. 100

Franklin, TN 37064 USA

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EIN

36-4630658

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Christian (X20)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Moldova Orphan & Vulnerable Child Sponsorships

Moldova is one of the poorest countries of the former Soviet Union. It is ground zero for human trafficking in Europe. JMI targets its services toward orphaned & abandoned children in Moldova. We follow a strategic plan that includes:
• Creating enduring relationships with children in orphanages & shelters through mission trips
• Strengthening those connections through a sponsorship program, allowing Americans to invest long-term in a specific child
• Providing transitional living homes for children with no families in order to keep them safe, help complete their education and provide them with vocational skills.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Families
Budget
$200,000

The government institutional care of orphaned and abandoned children lasts until they reach the age of 16, or the U.S. equivalent of the freshman year of high school. They are then on their own with no family, no home, and no support. JMI’s transitional living program is an effort to meet the needs of these vulnerable young people.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Budget
$175,000

Through this program you can support a needy young person who has been discharged from an orphanage and needs help to survive on her own. Your monthly gift will be used for higher education, renting a room from a family, food, healthcare and other needs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Young Adults (20-25 years)
Budget
$75,000

Through our Special Needs Kids Sponsorship these “least of these” are cared for, and their families encouraged, through regular visits, help with food and medicines, and the knowledge that someone loves them. Sponsors will receive monthly reports and photos of the children they support.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Budget
$20,000

Half of each year in the Amazon is the rainy season. The first quarter of the year often brings desolation to the Jungle people in the form of massive flooding. Many villages will be underwater and many more cut off from being able to find food. JMA is one of just a few organizations that bring relief to these starving people, providing food bags and food items. Through the work of JMA many communities have begun to realize that God loves and cares for them and many have turned to Him as their Savior.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$10,000

Our jungle pastor’s conference is at the center of all that we do. As we train and equip these precious pastors and their wives, we care for their villages and their people. Often needs are discovered through our relationships with local pastors that are then met through our ongoing programs. Those needs may be for local school to be built, for a child with special needs to be cared for, for emergency food aid to be delivered during the rainy season, for an ongoing children’s program like Pepe or Open Arms for preschool or school age children. We also take mission trip teams to the villages of our pastors to help with evangelism, medical care and home visits.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$75,000

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2015

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2015

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

JMI exists to help make justice personal for the poor, the orphaned, and the forgotten people of the world.

1. Orphan/Child Sponsorship Programs in Moldova and the amazon region of Brazil. <br/>2. Transitional Living Programs for orphaned teens in Moldova to prevent trafficking. <br/>3. Pastor training and encouragement for pastors in remote villages in the Amazon. <br/>4. Providing clean water and emergency food aid. <br/>5. Building schools in order to provide educational opportunities in the Amazon. <br/>6. Sponsorship program for children or adults with special needs issues. <br/>7. Medical/Vision clinics.

We have staff on the ground in both Moldova and Brazil to carry out the programs and projects that help us achieve our strategic ministry goals.

We know we are making progress in Moldova as children graduate from high school and enter into college. Also when they are discipled, baptized and then in turn volunteer their own time to help other kids in need. <br/><br/>In the Amazon we are making progress when the villages we work with are understanding the gospel, have a solid pastor in place, when they have a school, clean water and relief from flooding.

We have had great success with our child sponsorship program in Moldova. We have only just launched our child sponsorship program in the Amazon. We are having great success and seeing growth in our Amazon Pastor Conferences and seeing this education opportunity give hope and encouragement to local leaders as they are equipped to better care for their churches and villages.

Financials

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Justice & Mercy International, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Thomas Hunter

Justice & Mercy International

Term: 2019 - 2021

Ben Midgette

Jeff Simmons

Jimmy Weekley

Harold Pinto

Rob Stader

Thomas Hunter

Scott Pharr

Leanne Horgan

Jill Gonas

Selma Wilson

Nate Kelley

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

Orphan care, human-trafficking, vulnerable children, poor