Mercy Family Center

Together we can touch more lives. Save more lives.
And improve more lives.

Who We Are

Our Ministry

When a young Irish woman named Catherine McAuley received an unexpected inheritance, she gave thanks to God and her benefactor. Catherine used those funds to open the first house of Mercy, serving impoverished women and children in Dublin. 

Since 1992, Mercy Family Center (MFC) has consistently and creatively responded to the needs in the Greater New Orleans area by providing comprehensive, community-based mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and families. We need your support to help change lives and give hope to the underserved people in our community.

Catherine’s legacy lives on through the generous gifts of donors like you. Gifts to Mercy Family Center support critical projects in this community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.

Our Focus

Mercy Family Center Clinics
MFC has clinic locations in Metairie, Mandeville, and New Orleans and serves the entire Southeast LA region. Our highly-trained professional staff of psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed clinical social workers provides quality mental health assessment and intervention services, regardless of income level.

MFC treats over 4,000 patients with over 13,500 encounters annually, and has admitted over 400 children and 200 adults as new patients in the past twelve months. Over 40% of MFC’s services are Medicaid-funded, fee assisted or free.

Project Fleur-de-Lis™
Project Fleur-de-Lis™ (PFDL), a Mercy Family Center project, is a school-based mental health program that provides support, individual and group interventions, trainings for children, families, educators, communities and members of the U.S. military who have been impacted by traumatic events such as violence, grief, and natural and man-made disasters. PFDL helps more than 5,000 children, families, and service women and men each year.

MFC and PFDL are nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for development of programs that assist communities and families in recovering from traumatic events and partner with more than 60 schools, encompassing over 30,000 students annually.

Need To Know

Grateful Families

Mercy patients and their families often want to say “thanks” in some special way for the exceptional care they received. Our Grateful Families program is one way to express gratitude while helping share the gift of healing with others. Learn more.

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Quick News

Mercy Named Top Five Health Care System in the U.S. by Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems four years in a row. Read more.

Mercy Family Center Staff and Board of Directors

Mercy Family Center Staff

Clark Ellison

Vice President of Development, South Central Communities and Ministries

Pamela Fisher

Development Director

Board of Directors

Larry Larmann

Chair

Christine Bordelon

Deacon Drea Capaci

Laura Chimento

Darlene Cohen

Brian Day

Sister Michael Mary Gutowski, RSM

Rex Menasco

Sister Stephanie Miller, RSM

Maria Piazza - Hall

Jacquelynn Richmond

Barbara Turner - Windhorst

Phil Wheeler

Contact Mercy Family Center

Mercy Family Center
110 Veterans Memorial, Ste. 425
Metairie, LA 70005