Recent News

Jun 21, 2023

Minority women are given services, hope at Mercy Center

Minority women, especially single mothers, sometimes find it difficult to find the support they need to better themselves. For one local woman, that support came at just the right time.

Jun 07, 2023

New housing complex opens doors to public

On June 7th, the Mercy Center for Women opened its doors to the public at its newest residential program for those who've experienced homelessness.

Feb 28, 2023

Mercy Anchor Community Center welcomes first tenants

Residents will begin moving into the Mercy Anchor Community Center this week, as the MACC project is completed after more than two years in the works.

Nov 21, 2022

Second annual Thanksgiving meal served at Erie City Mission

The Mercy Center for Women organized its second annual Thanksgiving luncheon, served to over 150 guests at the Erie City Mission.

Aug 19, 2022

Holy Rosary project receives Erie preservation award

Last summer, Mercy Center Executive Director Jennie Hagerty accepted the 2022 Greater Erie Award from Preservation Erie in the Adaptive Reuse category for repurposing the former Holy Rosary School.

Jul 15, 2022

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 Women 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.

Jun 20, 2022

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.

Feb 24, 2022

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.

Feb 14, 2022

Women enjoy 'Loving the Dream' vision board activity

The women and staff of the Mercy Center for Women took part in a fun project on Valentine’s Day while enjoying delicious food and each other's company.

Dec 14, 2021

Mercy Center receives more than $600,000 for new housing program

On Dec. 13 the Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin visited the Mercy Center for Women's latest project, the Mercy Anchor Community Center, which will address the housing needs of low income families.

Dec 10, 2021

Reclaiming Home Art Auction

The Mercy Center for Women held an art auction Dec. 10 involving local artists and community members who transformed old pieces of furniture, many of which winning bidders donated back to the center for its new residential center.

Nov 20, 2021

Thanksgiving Luncheon Served at Erie City Mission

Residents and staff collaborate with Erie City Mission for holiday meal.

Oct 29, 2021

Media Covers Housing Need

Executive Director Jennie Hagerty received media coverage about the critical need for housing in the Erie area.

Oct 29, 2021

Holy Rosary School Renovation Update

We are nearing completion of the Holy Rosary School project that will be the anchor building in the Marvintown/Academy area of the City of Erie.

Oct 23, 2021

Halloween Party for Women & Children

Kids and women alike took part in the annual Halloween party on Oct. 23.

Oct 13, 2021

Book Nook Ribbon Cutting

Mercy Center for Women held a ribbon cutting celebration on Oct. 13 for its new book nook, thanks to WQLN PBS, AmeriHealth Caritas and Hooked On Books For Kids.

Sep 11, 2021

Pedal for Mercy

Mercy Center for Women held its inaugural Pedal for Mercy bike ride/fundraiser on Sept. 11 at Penn Shore Winery and Vineyards in North East, Pa.

Aug 08, 2021

Butterfly Event Celebration

The Mercy Center for Women's annual Butterfly Effect Celebration took place on Aug. 8 in the garden area behind the Mercy Center for Women.

Oct 13, 2020

Your Two Cents Worth

Mercy Center for Women was blessed to be chosen along with four other local nonprofits to participate in the Country Fair’s Pump for Charity project from May 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020.