Mission and History

The Mission of Mercy Neighborhood Ministries is to respond in a spirit of Mercy to the needs of the underserved in our community.

The overarching goal of MNMOP is to improve the quality of life for our neighbors by establishing a strong academic and economic foundation for future success, and providing a caring, welcoming environment for our seniors. We provide quality intergenerational programming with an array of services that fall into the areas of Early Education & Youth Development, Adult Education & Workforce Development, and Adult Day Care. Through our programming and partnerships, we work to break the cycle of poverty affecting 26% of people (400,000 residents) in the city of Philadelphia.

For over 40 years, the Sisters of Mercy have worked in partnership with residents of the Tioga-Nicetown community – one of the most underserved areas in our city. Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc. (MNMOP) was founded in 1997, and then incorporated in 2003. After the purchase and renovation of an abandoned warehouse we acquired in 2005, we opened the Mercy Family Center in January 2009 – the first silver-level LEED certified “green” building in North Philadelphia.

of Philadelphians (400,000 people) are living below the federal poverty level of $19,377 for a family of 3

of North Philadelphia residents are experiencing poverty

of Philadelphians are experiencing deep poverty, living at half the federal income poverty level

of the population of North Philadelphia has a four year degree

of employed residents work in the community

of jobs in the community are in the health and human services industries