Annual Appeal 2021-2022

Through you ... these Possibilities become Realities

Thanks to community generosity, women and children have a safe place to stay, three meals a day, necessary programs, and career development.

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Susan left an abusive relationship… 

a mother involved in the lives of her children who turned to alcohol to numb the pain of abuse. 

She was an active member in the PTO where her children attended school. A victim of domestic violence, she struggled with physical, mental, and emotional abuse. Leaving an abusive home life would mean Susan would have to fight for her children. She entered the Mercy Center for Women and found inner peace.  

Susan established friendships, independency and the strength to fight for her children. Today, Susan works full-time at a physician’s practice and has joint custody of her children. She has permanent housing, a career, car and the love of her children.

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Stories like Susan’s is how your gift can make an impact. 

Without your support, Susan would not have the opportunities to move forward on her journey to re-unify with her children. With the launch of the Mercy Center for Women Fund our hope is to help women and children escape poverty, addiction and domestic violence.

Our goal of $250,000 will allow 40 women and children to come in from the inclement weather into a community of warmth and security. Your gift will provide shelter, food, transportation, social services, education and childcare to the women and children we serve.

Life-changing Words from a Graduate

The Mercy Center for Women impacted my life in so many ways.

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They took a woman who was physically and spiritually drained and transformed her into a strong, compassionate, independent woman with a strong desire to live. Mercy Center for Women gave me the tools I am going to need to conquer my fears and to cope with my mental health in a healthy, positive way.  

The Mercy Center for Women taught me gratitude and humility, and gave me the strength and willingness to move forward. By the Grace of God, I will begin the next chapter of my life.   will soon be on my own and in my new apartment. I will begin career searching but more importantly continuing my road to recovery.  I need to put this first.  My life is far too important to risk spiraling backwards.  

Thank you, Mercy Center for Women!

Mercy Center for Women 2021 - 2022 Facts

  • 63 women and children housed
  • 4,928 total shelter nights
  • 100% of women served have a mental health diagnosis
  • 30% struggle with drug and/or alcohol abuse
  • 91% have a history of domestic violence
  • 82% are currently fleeing domestic violence

Give Today

It is something special when one gives with an open heart and mind. 

The Mercy Center for Women cannot do this without you. Your gift will make a lasting impact on the women and children we serve. 

You can donate online or mail your gift by downloading and completing the PDF donation form. Please mail the form along with a check made payable to:

Mercy Center for Women
1039 East 27th Street
Erie, PA, 16504

Please contact Jennie Hagerty, Executive Director, with questions at (814) 455-4577.

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