Community Impact

Community Relations

Mercy Care exists to make Atlanta a better place. We are privileged to be an active part of a large network of individuals, agencies and service providers. Together, this community works to provide healthcare where it’s needed most.

Mercy Care works to make a positive difference in the lives of each client and the overall wellbeing of our city. Our office of Community Outreach and Program Development believes that sharing our unique expertise and collaborating with other driven organizations is the key to true transformation.

We are a member of the Atlanta Safety Net collaborative, a group of providers committed to coordination of care for indigent patients. In some cases, we act as the onsite medical provider at one of our partner locations. In other cases, our partners serve as a referral source, connecting clients with additional services.  We participate in the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, the Georgia Prisoner Reentry Initiative, the Mayor’s Unsheltered No More Initiative, and the Atlanta Regional Commission on Homelessness.

Mercy Care President on District 9 FGTV


Community Outreach

Mercy Care serves those with the highest need in Atlanta. Since 1985, we have worked to restore vulnerable individuals in the community through powerful outreach programs that care for body, mind and spirit.

The Community Homeless Outreach Program (CHOP) team reaches out to street bound homeless persons. By building trusting relationships with those who tend to remain permanently on the fringes of society, we are able to give referrals for critical housing, medical and behavioral health services. In a similar fashion, the Street Medicine program brings doctors out to care for patients who are experiencing homelessness.

The HIV Prevention Outreach Team provides HIV screening and information through health fairs and awareness events. The team tests individuals and links positive clients immediately into care at our Early Intervention Clinic. Certified counselors give the HIV Rapid Test to at-risk individuals.

Mercy Care’s Family Health Promotion programs promote healthy lifestyle choices in the immigrant Latino community by providing prenatal education, parenting and childhood obesity educational classes.