"Women restore hope, wholeness and stability for self and children"
Mercy Center for Women is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy and is committed to enhancing the dignity of each person we serve through healing of body, mind and spirit.
Mercy Center for Women provides
Safe and Supportive transitional housing, education and counseling for homeless women with or without children.
Connection with social service agencies and volunteers to form a network of ongoing support, mentoring and education to our residents and women in the community.
An environment based on spirituality and ethical values.
The support of generous individuals allows us to keep our doors open to homeless women and children. There are many ways in which individuals or organizations can financially support Mercy Center for Women. The following list includes some of the available giving options. Because MCW is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all contributions are tax deductible.
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Regular Giving Opportunities:
Average number of women per year: 30
Average number of children per year: 15
Total shelter nights: 7274
Average cost per resident per day: $185.03
Number of volunteers: 391
Number of volunteer hours: 8,755
Value of donated services: $182,022
35% African American
52% of our residents were homeless due to drug and alcohol addiction
25% were making transition from prison or were on parole
15% were leaving abusive relationships
18% were jobless and lacked financial resources