About MercyOne House of Mercy
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
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.