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, and the other in the Eastside Community of downtown Charleston. 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


Sharing Blessings.
Changing Lives.

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach believes in community first. We assist our neighbors in need, regardless of faith or creed, helping them achieve their desired path to self sufficiency. We work to address the root causes of poverty and create systemic change by providing basic and emergency resources, education, and specific health programs, as well as coordinated services in the broader community. It is our calling to honor the legacy of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy and be a part of collaborative solutions so that EVERYONE in our community can thrive.