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Center for the Works of Mercy

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Located at 8642 Woodward Ave. in Detroit in the heart of Detroit’s North End neighborhood, the Center for the Works of Mercy is the new home for Catholic Charities in Detroit!

Your generous donations made it possible! 

Please see how you have helped impact thousands of lives in 2021 alone.

Download the brochure of services here!

Center for the Works of Mercy Brochure (English) Center for the Works of Mercy Brochure (Spanish)

Hours:  Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (by appointment only)
Main Phone Number:  313-335-3261 or download the contact information here.
Center Director:  Anna Licavoli

More Information about our Services and Programs

Mercy Food Pantry
The Mercy Food Pantry partners with Gleaners Food Bank to provide food and groceries to individuals and families in need. Call 313-335-3261 x3 to schedule an appointment or click here for more information.
Malta Medical & Dental Clinic
Malta Medical & Dental Clinic provides free and low-cost medical and dental services to anyone who is uninsured and with little to no income. The Malta Medical & Dental Clinic team will also assist any client(s) in Medicaid or insurance enrollment. Click here to view a flyer in English  or here for a flyer in Spanish.
Case management and Support Services
Our case managers assist in housing-related issues, resource aid, and more. To contact our case managers, call 313-335-3261 ext. 1 or click here for more information.
Mercy Clothing Closet
The Mercy Clothing Closet is available to those who are homeless or in need. Clients receiving clothes must provide name, address, ID, proof of income (WIC, Food Stamps, or Medicaid card), residents of Detroit/surrounding area. Click here for clothing closet requirements or call 313-335-3261 ext. 4 to schedule an appointment. Seasonal donations are appreciated and accepted. If your parish or organization is interested in hosting a drive, please contact Rich Perry at perryr@ccsem.org or call 313-335-3326 ext. 3326 – you can also click here for details.
Wayne County Jail Outreach Ministry (WCJOM)
The Wayne County Jail Outreach Ministry serves individuals affected by crime, offenders, and their families. Further, WCJOM provides education, quality care, advocacy, and serves individual spiritual needs, emotional well being and human dignity. Click here for more information or call 313-335-3261 ext.6 to schedule an appointment.
Volunteer Opportunities
The Center for the Works of Mercy in Detroit is in need of some volunteers to help sort through donations and restock our clothing room with new and updated seasonal clothing. We also need help with our Senior Outreach Program – click here for more information or contact Adriana Moses at (313) 335- 3261 ext. 3070, or at mosesa@ccsem.org
Project Hope
Project Hope is profamily initiative that helps with various stages of parenting including, Case Management, Confidential pregnancy testing, Baby items including diapers, wipes, and clothing, Referrals to community resources, Effective parenting skills education and support, Breastfeeding information, Post-partum depression education, Adoption information and support, and more.Click here for a Project Hope flier or call Mary Beecy at the Cabrini Clinic at 313-961-7863 ext. 5 to schedule an appointment.
Operation Layette in partnership with the Council of Catholic Women
Operation Layette in partnership with the Council of Catholic Women shares the love of Jesus by providing hope and support to new mothers and their babies by providing layette kits with essential baby items (newborn – 9 months) to mothers in need. Our current partners include parishes and organizations serving moms in need. If you are interested in supporting Operation Layette contact us at (313) 335-3261 ext. 1 or download our most recent flier here.
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