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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.

See what Mercy Health Foundation Mercy Family Center has accomplished
in the past 5 years, thanks to donors like you:


Served hundreds of children with free mental health care


Developed Fleur-de-Lis, a crisis response program to support area schools


Provided 15 schools with free mental health support after violent incidents in 2022

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 uninsured and underinsured children and families in our community who need mental health care. 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 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 partners with 145 schools, encompassing over 30,000 students annually.

Need To Know

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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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Upcoming Events

Help us celebrate 15 years of Project Fleur-de-lis! Click here to learn more.

Please keep an eye out for details about the 2023 Hope Campaign. This wonderful event funds charity care initiatives and essential telehealth services.

Annual Reports

Thank you for your generous support and partnership as we continue to carry out Mercy’s mission in the communities we serve.

FY2023 Annual Report

Donor List 

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

Deacon Drea Capaci


Christine Bordelon

Dianne Cenac

Dr. Nicholas Danna III

Brian Day

Sister Katherine Glosenger RSM

Sister Michael Mary Gutowski, RSM

Kuffa Jones

Rex Menasco

Maria Piazza - Hall

Jacquelynn Richmond

Jim Ryder Jr

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

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