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“As I walked through Mercy Center doors, I was broke and scared. I was not sure how to be the mother my children deserved. With MCW’s support, guidance and direction. I can now be the women and mother my children need me to be!”
— A grateful client

Capital Gifts

Capital gifts are gifts specifically restricted (by the donor) for capital needs that include endowment funds as well as funds for construction or renovations of permanent facilities.

Mercy Center for Women Endowment Fund

Endowment funds ensure the future of Mercy Center for Women. Gifts specified for endowment purposes are secured in the Mercy Center Endowment Fund and can be designated to support the women and children, staff salaries, or general purposes, as well as new program development.

Memorial Gift

A gift in memory of someone you love or admire can be a particularly meaningful way to contribute to Mercy Center for Women.

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Journey to Recovery Fund – Angel of Mercy Program

Sponsor a Family

Support a resident and her child/children to cover the costs for our residents in the Mercy Center for Women Recovery Program. Our women are responsible to pay $100 in monthly rent and provide $100 in food stamps. Our program depends on grants and philanthropic gifts to make up the difference. “Sponsor” a Mercy family and help pave the road to recovery for our women and children.

  • Your gift of $900 a month can support a resident and her child/children monthly.


Help provide for one resident to live at the Mercy Center for Women. This includes rent, utilities and personal hygiene products. There are a number of ways you can provide support to our women and children.

  • $200 per month (Mother and Family)
  • $100 per month (Resident only)
  • $50 per month (Resident and Family utilities)

Programs for Women 

A gift of $50 – $100 a month will provide the following programs for our residents: Self-esteem, Finance/Budgeting, Job Readiness and Mindfulness.

Children Activities

Help build upon the programs for the “Children of Mercy” to include arts/crafts, Brickz for kids and Physical Education. Our children would love to travel to the Neighborhood Art House. Erie Bayhawks game, Asbury Woods or Children’s Museum.


Sponsor a bus ride. Often the women and children travel by cab and bus to reach their destination. Many of the women work and the expense of travel adds up.

  • $46 – (31 one day pass)
  • $24 – (20-day pass)
  • $6.50 – (5-day pass)