During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, Mercy Hospice served a total of 143 residents, of these 124 were women and 19 were children. Women at Mercy attend almost daily outpatient substance abuse treatment and support programs in the community and on site. 63% of Mercy’s residents came to Mercy directly from inpatient substance abuse treatment, and 11% of residents were a part of the Forensic Intensive Recovery (FIR) program, coming to Mercy with criminal convictions, being deferred from prison or given release.
In addition to working to maintain their recovery, many of the women at Mercy Hospice are struggling with other life issues. 94% of the women who resided at Mercy last year were in need of mental health treatment. Many also struggled with not having an income or education, a lack of identification, unsatisfied utility and judgement debts, and no connection to medical and mental health care.