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Mercy Center for Women is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is committed to enhancing the dignity of each person it serves through the healing of body, mind, and spirit.

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Women Making History 2023

Monday, April 3

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Join us for Women Making History 2023, our 30th year of honoring women who are making a positive impact in our community.

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Recent News

WEAR program awarded $100,000 grant

The Erie Community Foundation's Erie Women's Fund made a major announcement July 15 at its summer gathering. The Mercy Center for Women was recognized as the $100,000 grant recipient for its Empowered Achieve Results (WEAR) program which was created to break down the barriers of low-income women in Erie, so that they can obtain family-sustaining wages through education and job readiness skills.

Mercy Center wins $25k for community garden

The Mercy Center was one of 200 finalists nationally in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program and was notified it was one of just 100 nationally to win $25,000 for its new community garden at Mercy Anchor Community Center.

Largest single donation received for new housing program

Mercy Center for Women’s Executive Director Jennie Hagerty and Sister JoAnne Courneen of the Sisters of Mercy were on hand to accept a $535,000 check, the largest single corporate donation in the nonprofit’s 28 year history.