Mercy Center for Women held its 24th annual Alumnae Banquet Thursday night at the Bayfront Sheraton Hotel.

This event is a great opportunity to come together, to celebrate past and present alumnae, who have changed their lives for the better.

Lara Roberts was recognized for successfully completing the program in 2012.

Mercy Center for Women was founded by The Sisters of Mercy in January of 1994.

They provide long term transitional housing and support services to homeless women with, or without children.