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 transitional housing;
Homeless women and women with children in need of permanent supportive housing;
Non-pregnant, pregnant and/or parenting adolescent women, up to the age of 18, who possess a behavioral-medical need and could benefit from comprehensive group living services;
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.