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Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services  has been an anchor in the Sea Island community since before Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and in the eastside of Charleston at the Neighborhood House for over 100 years. We operate two campuses – one on Johns Island that serves residents of Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Islands, West Ashley (inside 526), Adams Run, Meggett, Ravenel, Hollywood, Edisto Island  – and the other in the Eastside Community of downtown Charleston that serves residents of downtown Charleston and West Ashley (outside 526).  We were founded by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy in 1989 and we are a 501c3 organization. Our Core Values are: 

  • Compassion  - Serving with a spirit of charity, love and understanding

  • Inclusiveness - Committing to ensure diversity and acceptance of all people

  • Dignity  - Treating individuals with respect and honest in all situations

  • Empowerment - Achieving results through teamwork and partnership

  • Integrity - Conducting ourselves in a highly ethical manner and serving as good stewards of our resources


Changing lives by assisting neighbors in need achieve their desired path to success.

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach believes in community first. We assist our neighbors in need, helping them achieve their desired path to success. We work to address the root causes of poverty and create systemic change by providing basic and emergency resources, education, job assistance and health services. Our holistic, case-management approach addresses the core aspects of a successful life and provides opportunities for generations of families to build sustainable skills and overcome barriers. It is our calling to be a part of collaborative solutions so that EVERYONE in our community can thrive.

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