About Mercy Home
Net News visited us in April and highlighted our Creative Arts Therapy program for Autism Awareness Month. One of the parent participants shared their experiences on raising a child with special needs. Please watch.
Pratt Institute artists recently created an animated video showing the history and impact of Mercy Home in the community. Please watch.
For over 150 years, Mercy Home has been a place of growth and renewal, enriching the lives of adults and children with developmental disabilities. In April 2015, Mercy Home published a video that captures the spirit of our work from the perspective of staff, residents, and participants.
NET TV's nightly news program "Currents" recently joined us to uncover the history of Mercy Convent, where Mercy Home has it's offices. Mercy Home has been a place of refuge for generations, protecting and supporting the vulnerable and marginalized since it was founded in 1862. Please Watch.
We recently asked our residents, “What does Mercy Home mean to you?” Their answers not only inspired us, but became the spiritual and creative force behind Mercy Home’s new mural, Love in Action. Watch our new video.
In The News
Sister Catherine (Kay) Crumlish, R.S.M., a member of the Sisters of Mercy, Mid-Atlantic, passed away on Jan.12 in Brooklyn after living with cancer for several years. She was 78.
Sister Catherine spent her early years as an educator serving as an inner-city teacher at Holy Rosary Parish, Bedford-Stuyvesant. Read More
Mercy Home featured in Italian Vogue
The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to Mercy Home for Children. A press release states that the money will support a stress reduction program for families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Brooklyn-based organization aims to provide support for families through the practice of mindfulness during Saturday workshops.
In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Mercy Home hosted a prayer service performed by Father Raphael Munday to celebrate the women and men of Mercy Home living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Net TV's Currents show captured the celebration.
Mercy Home partnered with photographer Daniel Jack-Lyons and stylist Marissa Adele on a photography project, ABLE. Residents worked with Marissa to select their outfits and were then styled in designer clothes. It was a fantastic spring day, and the project is now featured in Italian Vogue. Read More.
Mercy Matters - March/April 2019
Mercy Matters - August 2018
In August, we prep for fall, winterize our homes, prepare for the residents annual family spirit day and take time to reflect on the past program year. Read more Reuniting Ricky, James at the Color Factory and Beer, Bourbon & Bites.
Mercy Matters - March 2019
March marks the beginning of spring, but you may not be aware it's also Developmental Disability Awareness Month and Women's History Month. Read More.
Mercy Matters is our monthly newsletter. It includes our major events, activities, announcements, and news.
Fondly Remembered: Jim Slattery
Mercy Home mourns the recent passing of James Slattery. Jim served Mercy Home as a distinguished member of the board for over 30 years. Jim served Mercy Home as a distinguished member of the board for over 30 years. Jim was very fond of the agency’s Creative Arts program and was a strong supporter; Hence the naming of JPS creative Arts. Mercy Home’s many participants and employees will continue to feel the impact of Jim's involvement and service to the agency for many years to come.