The Mercy Foundation of Lorain County is the philanthropic arm of Mercy Health. Through its efforts, the Foundation helps extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our community with emphasis on people who are poor and under-served.
Our goal is to support the mission and objectives of all of Mercy’s programs by joining the charitable objectives of donors with the programmatic needs of the system. The Foundation provides over $1.5 million in operating and programmatic assistance each year, supporting a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as all Mercy community outreach initiatives.
The need for our programs and services in Lorain County is greater than ever. Health care continues to evolve and those hardest hit are the poor in our community - young mothers and their children, those who have lost their jobs and the elderly with chronic health conditions who often have to struggle to pay for their medications.
Your donation directly impacts community programs and services, including:
The Center for Body, Mind and Spirit (CBMS) at the Mercy Cancer Center enhances the quality of life by focusing on the psychological, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of healing. Patients and families can learn to soothe the mind, nurture the spirit and care for the soul. All programs are offered at no cost to those touched by cancer. In 2012, more than 1,000 local cancer patients, survivors, families and friends benefited from its programs and services.
Founded through a grant from the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County, the Mercy medication assistance program takes a two-step approach to slash hospital readmissions stemming from a lack of proper medication, combining short-term, cost-free prescriptions and long-term patient education. The program ensures patients are not without the medicines they need after being discharged from the hospital and that they have access to affordable primary care through referrals to the Lorain County Free Clinic and the services of Lorain County Health and Dentistry.
Mercy Resource Mothers Program has been providing care to at-risk mothers and newborns in Lorain County for over 20 years. The program, started in 1993, employs four community health workers, who are trained mentors, teachers, advocates and friends. They are matched with pregnant and new mothers who are frightened, alone and often unable to provide financially or emotionally for their new baby. The program and mentorship helps these women bond with their babies as they themselves develop healthier lifestyles. Resource mothers also work to connect these women to the health care and social services they need.
Other funding provided by donations to the Foundation include:
·Mercy Cancer Center
·Women's Health Center
·New Life Hospice
·Adaptive Sports and Rehabilitation
The Mercy Foundation of Lorain County
3700 Kolbe Road
Lorain, OH 44053
Phone: (440) 960-3545
Your gift makes lives better and communities stronger. Thank you! To discuss your interests and learn more about giving options, please call (440) 960-3545.