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Mercy Center is a community center for women and their families located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Offering programs and services that empower women to reach their full potential and become agents of change in their families and communities, Mercy Center is truly a place of hope in the midst of a challenging environment.
Mercy Center is a center for parents and families in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Its mission is to provide educational, technical, human and supportive services to women, parents and other family members, empowering them to reach their full human potential, lead meaningful lives, and be agents of change in their families and communities.
For more than a decade Mercy Center has intervened in the lives of women and their families and helped them move from isolation to connectedness, poverty to economic self-sufficiency, despair to hopefulness, and violent and oppressive family dynamics to healthy, respectful and mutually enriching relationships.
Mercy Center was founded in 1990 in response to the needs of parents living in its inner city neighborhood. It was originally established as a counseling and support center to help women deal with stresses in their lives and offer them a chance to grow towards reaching their full potential. It soon developed parenting classes, mentoring opportunities, and women?s support groups to help parents meet the challenges they were facing. In subsequent years, more programs were added in response to the articulated needs of the women and families it came to serve.
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