Our holistic approach to transforming lives and working to end chronic incarceration includes the following:


Men and Women

(plan for future youth ministries.)

  • Weekly Discipleship Groups at L.A. County Jail 

  • Prayer Ministry

  • Water Baptism/Communion 

  • Christ-Centered Classes and Groups focused on:

    • Bibles Studies

    • Forgiveness 

    • Dealing with Anger

    • Healthy Communication 

    • Family Health and Wellness 

    • Employment Training (Preparation for entering the work force)


Intentional aftercare support includes:

  • Discipleship, mentoring/one on one care and support

  • Planting Missional Communities (Transitional Living Homes)

  • Working closely with city partners, local churches and organizations

    • Employment 

    • Employment Training 

    • Education

    • Life Skills 

    • Leadership Development


Care, ministry and support for the families of the incarcerated

  • Outreaches: (Family outreaches and celebrations at holidays)

  • Support Services: Food, clothing, hygiene and other essentials



We have a number of partnership opportunities available. We are actively looking for individuals, as well as church and business partners in and around Los Angeles County. 




  • Facilitators for groups


  • Aftercare opportunities for one on one support for men and women upon release.

  • Hosting groups and classes focused on discipleship, health, wellness, employment solutions, and more.



  • EMPLOYMENT: If you are a business owner who is interested in helping by providing employment opportunities please contact us.

  • OUTREACH: For churches and local businesses, there are many ways that you can join us by partnering with outreach to some of the most at risk individuals in the city. Please contact us to discuss how!

For more information on any of these partnership opportunities please email us at Please also visit our Get Involved page for more ways to partner with us!


In 2012, our founder Sheila Donegan moved from L.A. to Boston and launched Boston Dream Center, a ministry to those most in need in the city of Boston. For 6+ years, we served and ministered to thousands of people through ministry and outreach in Boston. In 2019, our mission became more focused and we aligned all of our ministries to serve those directly affected by incarceration. In 2020, we transitioned our Boston jail ministry to the men who had served inside the jail with us for the previous 5 years and who are leading it into the next season. Sheila Donegan relocated back to Los Angeles and launched Mercy Street to minister to L.A. County jail, the largest jail in the country. 

Mercy Street

5609 York Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA  90042


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