Basic Organization Information
MERCY CENTER INC
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P Human Services
P40 Family Services
W Public, Society Benefit
W99 Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
J Employment, Job Related
J22 Employment Training
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Mercy Center empowers women and their families in the South Bronx to liberate themselves from economic poverty by providing comprehensive and holistic educational, technical, human and supportive services that address the needs of the entire person, enabling individuals to realize their full potential.
Mr. Joseph Dirr
Two months after moving into a new, 8,600-sq.- ft facility, the Board of Directors and Members of the Corporation appointed Mary Galeone, RSM and Joseph S. Dirr as Co-Directors of Mercy Center.
Mr. Dirr joined the staff of Mercy Center in 2003. He is responsible for staff coordination and development, neighborhood relations, public relations, facilities and administration, and is serving as Director of Development. Prior thereto, Mr. Dirr worked for A.T. Hudson & Co., a management consultancy specializing in empowering frontline managers to assume responsibility in new ways for the effectiveness of their staffs and their performance. He served there as Senior Vice President of Operations from 1994, responsible for directing long-term operational improvement projects for client organizations in both the private and the public sectors as well as shorter term assessment assignments. Previously, Mr. Dirr served for two years as Director of the Jesuit Office for Faith and Justice on Wall Street.
Athough many individuals strive to improve their lives, they often face obstacles that can seem insurmountable. Mercy Center helps by providing a helping hand instead of a handout -- a boost of self-esteem that makes Mercy Center participants more likely to succeed because their success is of their own doing.
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
Although just 10 miles from Wall Street, Mercy Center sits in the nation's poorest Congressional district. Mercy Center provides a full range of services for the entire family. Mercy Center prides itself on developing long-term relationships with participants, who take their newfound optimism and skills to create a wave of positive change throughout the community.
Mercy Center’s programs are unique in that they represent an integrated approach to the delivery of services. Programs fall into one of seven program areas: Family Alternatives to Violence/Family Skills, Family Development, ESOL/Immigrant Services, Employment Readiness, Youth Programs, Social Services, and Personal Development.