Mercy Manor was the dream of Sister Jean Foppe. In 1992, this dream became a reality under the leadership of Church Women United when Mercy Manor opened its doors to five women. In 2001, Mercy Manor moved to a larger facility to meet the demand for more residential housing opportunities for women. This meant that Mercy Manor was able to house 10 women in the six month residential program.
Since opening its doors, Mercy Manor has served more than 150 women in the residential program and an additional 300 have received supportive services through the Mercy Manor staff, community agencies, religious community and volunteers throughout the Miami Valley. Mercy Manor is proud that approximately 68% of the women serviced are now living drug free lives, employed and/or have received their GED and have permanent housing.
In October 2015, Mercy Manor changed its format from a six-month transitional housing program to a recovery house for women. Now the length of stay is determined by the resident's needs, in collaboration with the recovery houseing's Executive Director and House Managers, and if appropriate, in consultaton with a communituy addiction services provider. Another change we incorporated is the women must be serious about their recovery. Our focus is recover first. These changes were made in an effort to allow the client time to focus on and/or improve thier physical and mental health and well being; which will establish a long lasting positive change in their lives.