Who We Serve

  • House of Mercy programs and services are directed at assisting the following core groups of people:
    • Adolescent/adult males and females with mild to severe substance use disorders in need of outpatient treatment services and interventions; 
    • Children/adolescent/adult males and females with outpatient mental health treatment needs;
    • Women and women with children, with mild to severe substance use disorders, in need of low, medium, and high intensity residential treatment;
    • Homeless women and women with children in need of permanent supportive housing;
    • Des Moines Area Diocesan students, faculty and staff in need of substance abuse, mental health, and behavioral health assessments/treatment;
    • Adult males and females in need of OWI assessments;
    • Children and adults in need of behavioral health intervention services to build skills and help reduce symptoms and behaviors that are associated with a diagnosed psychological disorder;
    • Post-secondary students from a variety of disciplines in need of internships, practicums, and “real life” experiences as they work on their degrees, from associate of arts to graduate level; and,  
    • Homeless members of the community in need of a range of outreach substance abuse related services including assessment, information and referral, crisis intervention, brief counseling, individual and group counseling, case management, and financial/resource management assistance.
    • National Guard soldiers, with mild to severe substance use disorders, in need of substance abuse related services including assessment, information/referral, crisis intervention, brief counseling, and outpatient/residential treatment assistance.