WHO WE ARE
History of Mercy Street
In the Spring of 2012, our founder Sheila Donegan moved from California to Boston with a call to start a ministry to those most in need. In 2014 she began that 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 thousands of people in need in the city of Boston through outreaches and weekly discipleship groups inside the jail. In 2020 the leadership of our Boston team was transitioned to the men who had faithfully served in the jail for the last 6 years and those men are continuing that work in Boston, expanding the ministry to reach many more.
Also in 2020, Sheila Donegan relocated back to Los Angeles and continuing the mission that began in 2012, she began serving the incarcerated inside L.A. County Jails. In the fall of 2020 a team was gathered and we launched Mercy Street our ministry to men, women, youth and families affected by incarceration.