Our Program

The Divine Mercy House is primarily for women over the age of 18 facing an unplanned pregnancy, with little or no help available to them. This age group is the most at risk of ending a crisis pregnancy in abortion due to lack of family and social support.

Generally, women who come to Divine Mercy House do not have other children in their care, but if the need should arise, the home has been designed to accommodate a mother with a child under five. An expectant mother may plan on raising the child or placing the baby for adoption.

Since its’ inception in 1999, Divine Mercy House has served over 75 women, averaging around six to ten per year. The staff of Divine Mercy House recognize that each woman who enters the house is unique, and each situation is different. We work hard to meet each individual need and tailor the program to fit each woman; therefore there is no hard and fast rule on length of stay. On average the women who complete the Divine Mercy House Program stay six to eight months after their babies are born, which ensures they will be well ready to care for themselves upon departure from the house.

The Divine Mercy House operates with a limited paid staff relying on a large core of volunteers for many support functions. Paid positions include an Executive Director, a Resident Director and three Assistant Resident Staff. They are responsible for the day-to-day function of the house, with support from the Board of Directors.

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Our Goals

The Executive Director and the Resident Director have been established to meet the following Program Goals:

  • To promote the women’s choice to give life to her unborn baby and establish an environment wherein that choice may be realized;
  • To facilitate personal educational success to enhance the mother’s ability to achieve financial independence;
  • To teach new skills that will carry the women for life, outside the Home;
  • To develop self-esteem, strong character and spirituality leading to better life-style choices and breaking the cycle of crisis pregnancies.

Our Strategies

The strategies for achieving the above program goals include focusing on:

  • Health care issues including assisting residents with applications to Medicaid; use of volunteer medical professionals; and teaching the women proper nutrition for them and their babies.
  • Education and Job Training so the women can obtain a GED or college diploma; provide mentors in certain subject areas; develop specific job-seeking skills; and preparation in personal presentation to ensure a professional appearance.
  • Practical Life Skills such as encouraging proper health and exercise during pregnancy; baby care coaching; developing skills needed to maintain a household budget and cooking skills; improving communication skills for living in the Home as well as in the work place; and assisting with life-planning and goal setting.
  • Spiritual Development such as encouraging the women to attend weekly religious services; promoting daily and weekly gathering for prayer and bible study; and create a faith-based environment where God is central to their lives.

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856