The Divine Mercy House ministry was established in 1996 to raise money to renovate a private home in Fruit Cove, FL that would be a refuge for single women experiencing crisis pregnancies. With help from generous benefactors, women between the ages of 16 and 23 were able to give birth, earn a GED, and/or complete vocational coursework, in a loving, supportive home. The initial home had accommodations for three women at a time, plus a live-in Resident Director. The success of this smaller home inspired its leadership to pursue establishing a permanent home and setting. St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Jacksonville, FL brought integral support, helping with initial funding and generously donating land for the construction of a new home.
Opened in 2007, the current location of Divine Mercy House is a 4,000 sq ft home located in the historic Mandarin area of Jacksonville, FL. Our beautiful home features five mother/child suites that surround an expansive kitchen and dining room. A living room, computer room, counseling rooms/offices, and other gathering areas provide plenty of space for daily living, one-on-ones, group meetings, and fellowship. The home also features a spacious laundry room, and a fenced-in backyard for activities and play. Finally, our home features a private, live-in suite for our Resident Director.
The Jacksonville Fire Department requires us to install a new sprinkler system, updated security alarm system, and fire alarm system. The cost to provide these essential safety systems to support our mission is $17,570.
The Divine Mercy Ministries, Inc, is a Christian (non-denominational) 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.