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A Mission Affiliate of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, House of Mercy is one of Iowa’s largest and most comprehensive providers of vital services for persons with substance use disorders, especially parenting women with addiction.


House of Mercy’s vision will be a preeminent provider of housing, health, wellness and human services to those for whom access to care and services is difficult. House of Mercy will exceed client expectations while helping them create a healthy lifestyle and sense of personal self-worth and well-being.

Fiscal Year 2018 Outcomes:


House of Mercy Residential Treatment Services

Residential treatment services are licensed, nationally accredited (COA) and offered in a peer-supported community for women and women with children struggling with chemical dependency. Admission is based on level of need, and programs facilitate clients’ reintegration into the community.

Clients Served: 515 women and children


Outpatient Treatment Services: Des Moines• Indianola • Newton

House of Mercy’s Outpatient Substance-Related/Addictive Disorders Services are licensed, nationally accredited (COA) and available to adolescents and adults. House of Mercy subscribes to a philosophy of care that focuses on access, engagement, retention and outcomes. All participating persons in recovery have access to not only substance abuse services but also co-occurring issues including gambling, mental health and physical health concerns.

Substance Abuse Assessments: 1,859

Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment: 963 adults and adolescents

Mental Health Outpatient Treatment: 817 adults and children


Child Care Services

The House of Mercy/John R. Grubb Child Development Center

Maintained its accreditation status through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in February 2017. NAEYC Accreditation is widely held as a standard for excellence in the early Childhood field.

Children Served: 144

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Fiscal Year 2018 Fast Facts:

  • 2,883 total clients served.

  • 52 percent are working or obtained employment, 15 percent are participating in school or other education and the remaining 33 percent are in some phase of pre-employment, job readiness-training or education track.

  • 76 percent completed/ substantially completed their treatment program

  • 80 percent exited to a stable living environment.

  • 76 percent maintained sobriety 18 months post-discharge.

  • 58 percent of those able to work reported working full time or part time at discharge.

CCCU CEO Josh Cook and his winning team at the 2019 House of Mercy Game Show Gala.

CCCU CEO Josh Cook and his winning team at the 2019 House of Mercy Game Show Gala.

House of Mercy is part of the IDPH Integrated Provider Network, with services funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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