The Neighborhood House
The Neighborhood House, which serves as the downtown site of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach, was originally established by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy in 1915. Located at 77 & 79 America Street in the Eastside Community of Charleston, the Neighborhood House has provided help and hope for people in need for over 100 years.
The Neighborhood House currently provides educational opportunities for adults in basic literacy, budgeting, computer skills, health and wellness, and art programs such as painting and crocheting. In addition, programs like the clothing closet, food pantry, emergency financial assistance, and soup kitchen help meet basic needs of those in our community. After being managed by the Diocesan Catholic Charities office for many years, The Neighborhood House became part of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach in 2005.
With the help of a dedicated team of volunteers and other supporters, the Neighborhood House continues to be one of Charleston’s longest-running charitable agency. The future looks bright for the Neighborhood House, as plans are underway to raise funds to renovate the education/administration building (at 79 America Street) and upgrade the kitchen equipment and pantry facility located in the basement of the church (at 77 America Street). We invite you to become part of this exciting Renewal underway at Neighborhood House!