100% of your gift goes toward meeting the health care needs of your community.

100% of your gift goes toward meeting the health care needs of your community.

Time is running out to make a tax-deductible gift in 2022.  Donate today!

Spring Appeal Information HERE. Learn More

Mercy Family Center

Mercy Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Mercy Family Center. All gifts support mental health services for children and adults in the
Greater New Orleans area.

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, training 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.

Catfish, Corndogs and Cornhole Tournament

Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 8:00 a.m.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, Madisonville, LA

Need To Know

Happy Mixed Race Ethnic Family Walking In The Park Wearing Medical Face Mask.

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


Upcoming Events

Help us celebrate 15 years of Project Fleur-de-lis! Learn more 

Please keep an eye out for details about the 2022 Hope Campaign. This wonderful event funds charity care initiatives and essential telehealth services.


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


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

Ex Officio Officers

Rex Menasco

Executive Director, Mercy Family Center

Mary Vitrano

Manager, Business Operations, Mercy Family Center

Contact Mercy Family Center

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

Mercy Health Foundation