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With a holistic approach to transforming lives, Mercy Street is committed to serving those directly affected by incarceration.  


We are a community of people called out by God and saved by grace. We are committed to seeing men, women, youth and families that have been directly affected by incarceration healed, restored and released to live the lives they were made to live. 

Motivated by the love of Jesus Christ, we believe that with this love we can do more than impact a community - we can see true transformation in the lives of those who have been incarcerated, as well as their families and their communities. 


In the Spring of 2014, our founder Sheila Donegan began ministry in Suffolk County jails in Boston, through Boston Dream Center. For the next 6 years, Sheila along with a team of faithful men and women served weekly inside the jail.  In 2020 the leadership of our Boston team was transitioned to the men who had faithfully served with us for the last 6 years and are now continuing to work in the Boston Jails. 

Also in 2020 our founder, Sheila Donegan, relocated to Los Angeles and began working inside  L.A. County Jail. In the fall of 2020 we launched Mercy Street continuing the work of serving the incarcerated on the west coast. 


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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