We're proud to call Portland, Oregon home of our global headquarters, and we also have offices in Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, MA. We partner with our team members around the world to help people survive crises, overcome adversity and transform their lives. Learn more about our global work ▸
Though much of Mercy Corps’ work takes places internationally, we’re also committed to achieving our mission close to home. Our local projects focus on fostering strong, productive and informed communities right here in the Pacific Northwest.
And our global emergency response team stands at the ready to respond to disasters across the U.S. in times of extreme need, such as after Hurricane Katrina and the devastation of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
While most of our work focuses on international responses, we do respond to domestic disasters in moments of extreme crisis. Given the monumental scale of destruction and the overwhelming needs, Mercy Corps has been working hard to support relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
We also supported several organizations that helped communities in Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey. We primarily focused on helping organizations that have a deep history in the Houston area working with vulnerable, at-risk and under-served populations.
Our U.S. programs include:
- Mercy Corps Action Center: Hosting exhibits, lectures and youth workshops that bring our global programs to life and educate the local community about issues affecting our world. Learn more about the Action Center, located in our global headquarters ▸
- Mercy Corps Northwest: Supporting local small business development and helping underserved populations build stronger lives. Find out more about Mercy Corps Northwest, our local economic development nonprofit ▸
- MicroMentor: Connecting budding entrepreneurs with established mentors, and offering business leaders an opportunity to volunteer their expertise. Learn about MicroMentor, a free social network for business mentorship ▸
- Emergency response: Bolstering local agencies’ response to domestic disasters. Directly distributing cash and essential supplies such as water filters and solar lanterns to help families in urgent need survive and recover.
United States: Rhythmic Roots @ Congo Square: Drumming the Blues Away
DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th, 2006TIME: GATES OPEN @ 2:00PMPLACE: Congo Square, New Orleans, LA FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
United States: The Eyes Have It
New Orleans, Louisiana - Lynn Hobbs lost her home, her office, and - worst of all - her eldest son in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Such circumstances might break and embitter a person - but not Hobbs.
United States: Mercy Corps to Launch On-Line Service for Entrepreneurs
Mercy Corps has acquired MicroMentor, an innovative on-line service for entrepreneurs, from the Aspen Institute, which created the program and launched it in the United States.
United States: Deconstruction: An Alternative to Demolition
United States: Q&A: Giving Kids the Support They Need
Mercy Corps is known for its work around the world - for community-based economic development, conflict resolution and its support for civil society in far-flung countries.
United States: My Hurricane Story
D'Iberville, Mississippi — Here at D'Iberville Elementary School, a few miles from where the Gulf of Mexico laps the sands in front of Biloxi's casinos, nearly every kid has a hurricane story. And the prevailing theme is loss.
United States: Music Therapy in New Orleans
Sounds of bass drumbeats, rattling snares, echoing congas and ringing cowbells filled the Dryades YMCA cafeteria in late February, as a class full of seventh graders laughed, danced and thumped their way through Mercy Corps' first New Orleans drum circle.
United States: Aiding the Displaced
United States: It Takes a Neighborhood
New Orleans, Louisiana — It's shortly after 10 a.m. on a chilly Saturday, and Reverend Gilbert Scie is raking debris from the storm grate across from the Greater Little Zion M.B. Church - the congregation he pastors.
United States: Comforting Kids Along the Gulf Coast
New Orleans — Twelve-year-old Danshawn cracked a smile as he sifted through the items in the light-blue Nike backpack he'd just received. "I got a bear, some supplies, a radio and some (playing) cards," he said.