Center for the Works of Mercy

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2022 Impact

Contact and Location

Hours: Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Main Phone Number is 313-335-3261
Center Director: Anna Licavoli

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!

8642 Woodward Ave
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 to schedule an appointment.

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 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.

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. Call 313-335-3261 to schedule an appointment. Seasonal donations are appreciated and accepted. If your parish or organization is interested in hosting a drive, please contact Anna Licavoli at 313-335-3261 ext. 4568 or at

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. Click here if you are interested in volunteering or contact Anna Licavoli at 313-335-3261 ext. 4568 or at

Project Hope

Project Hope is a pro-family 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. Learn more about Project Hope here or call Mary Beecy at the Cabrini Clinic at 313-961-7863 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 want to support Operation Layette contact us at (313) 335-3261 or download our most recent flier here.

St. Leos Soup Kitchen

With the belief that all men and women are gifts from God, St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that strives to provide sustenance and other social services as needed to less fortunate members of the Detroit community at no cost to all who come. For more information, contact us at 313-335-3261 or visit our website.

H.O.P.E Detroit

Through restorative practices, we strive to eliminate the barriers that impede the progress of those affected by the injustice of the judicial system in our communities. For more information, contact us at 313-897-5503 or or visit our website.