MERCY CENTER CORPORATION

Empower, Enrich, Educate

aka Mercy Center   |   Asbury Park, NJ   |  www.mercycenternj.org

Mission

Mercy Center, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides programs and services that empower, enrich and educate people facing socio-economic challenges to realize their full potential, with a special emphasis on women and children.

Ruling year info

1986

Executive Director

Kim Guadagno

Main address

1106 Main St

Asbury Park, NJ 07712 USA

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EIN

22-2664472

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sisters Academy of New Jersey

Sisters Academy of New Jersey is a middle school for girls from economically challenged families providing an education of excellence, life skills and the necessary tools so they become confident, self-sufficient and successful in competitive high schools, colleges and universities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Multiracial people
Economically disadvantaged people

Emergency Services offers food, clothing and limited utility assistance in order to help sustain families facing financial difficulties. Mercy Center has a full time Food Pantry staff by volunteers. Each year the Food Pantry serves over 5,000 families with nutritionally balanced groceries based on family size and cooking facilities.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The Family Resource Center is a "one-stop-shop" for information, resources, referrals, advocacy and counseling services available to vulnerable children and families in the Neptune and Asbury Park areas. Bi-lingual services are available.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Age groups
Families
Social and economic status
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve socio-economic challenged families in the greater Asbury Park area.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Paper surveys, Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have hired Creole and Arabic speaking speaking advocates, in addition to our bi-lingual staff to offer cultural specific services.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    They feel empowered to make decisions that are best for their lives.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MERCY CENTER CORPORATION

Board of directors
as of 06/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mary Beth Radke

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Board co-chair

Hon. Mary Catherine Cuff

No Affiliation

Richard Jursca

Gerald Radke

Tom Villane

Mary Beth Radke

Linda Leasor

Eugene Garb

Anaika Napolean

Rosemary Jeffries

Maureen Domal

Dana Lawrence

Nicole Berry

Evelyn Quinn

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/15/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/01/2022

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.