Welcome to Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc.!

 

 

An Integral Part of the Community

The Sisters of Mercy have worked in partnership with the working poor of the Nicetown-Tioga community for more than 35 years. Opened in January 2009, the Mercy Family Center provides 32,696 square feet to house the programs we offer.

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 Our Programs

  • Childcare- A before and after school program licensed to serve 1113 school aged children.
  • Pre-K- A Pre-K program for children ages 3 to 5 who are ineligible for kindergarten.
  • Adult Day Care- An Adult Day Care program licensed to serve 57 seniors
  • Adult Education- A Human Development program which includes adult education services, computer education, workforce development, GED classes and spiritual and leadership development for women.
  • Health and Wellness Initiative providing information and education to improve the health outcomes of families and individuals in the community.

Childcare for the 21st Century

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Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Childcare program is the only 21st Century Program in the state of Pennsylvania that was nominated by United States Department of Education for best practices by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs.

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Child Care program recently reached the Keystone Stars Level 3 designation which is the second highest level in the State of Pennsylvania for Day Care Centers.  In addition, the Child Care program was honored as a top 50 program in Out of School Time Care and Leadership Development by Keystone Stars.

The program is also the only one in the State of Pennsylvania to be selected for a technical assistance project to identify promising practices among the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program sites that are successfully supporting students with disabilities.  The purpose of the project is to pass along to States lessons from the field that will (1) help practitioners plan and implement inclusive programs, (2) spur the use of promising practices within the network of 21st CCLC grantees and (3) build capacity of states and grantees to achieve the 21st CCLC vision for student success.

Lastly, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Child Care Program is one of only 20 programs statewide to participate in a program entitled, “After-School Quality: The Process of Program Improvement.”  Developed by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, After-School Quality is designed to assist afterschool programs in implementing a continuous quality improvement process using a team approach.

For more information about the history of Mercy, click here.     

What ARE Adult Day Services?

Adult Day Services are non-residential facilities such as the Mercy Family Center that provide a protective environment, personal care and recreational activities to persons who cannot remain safely at home or who are isolated at home alone. Candidates for Adult Day Services include persons who:

  • Can no longer complete their daily self-care activities independently
  • Cannot remain at home alone safely
  • Are isolated and desire companionship 

ADULT DAY SERVICES

Our goal is for you to have a great day every day!

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Adult Day Services is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

Neighbor helping neighbor... transforming lives, one person at a time.

Mercy Neighbor Volunteers make the difference and are a vital part of our circle of mercy!

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc.
Mercy Family Center

1939 W. Venango St. Philadelphia, PA 19140-3919
Phone: 215.227.4393 | Fax: 215.227.4394
info@mercyneighbors.org

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