Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies transforms the lives of homeless adults with mental illness by providing security, dignity, and community in a place they call home.
CINCINNATI GIVES CHALLENGE: cincinnatigives.org/Tender-Mercies

Established: 1985

Mission: Tender Mercies transforms the lives of homeless adults with mental illness by providing security, dignity, and community in a place they call home.

Serving Our Community: Tender Mercies provides permanent, affordable housing and services
to adults with mental illness experiencing homelessness. We foster an environment that helps residents recover from a life on the streets and rebuild their self-confidence, health, and independence. With the support of many donors, Tender Mercies provides a cost- effective home in Over-the-Rhine and the West End to nearly 200 men and women each year. Through wellness programs, social and recreational activities, counseling and workshops, and aftercare services, residents build a foundation of knowledge and skills they need to become self-sufficient and re-engage with their community.

Leadership:
Russell Winters, Chief Executive Officer
Kelli Halter, Chief Operating Officer
Jackie Baumgartner, Development Director
Josh Burgess, Facilities Management Director
Randy Damron, Finance Director
Darlene Guess, Director of Support Services
Winsome Wilson, Human Resource Director

Board of Trustees:
James Whalen, President
Elizabeth Tuck, Vice President
Ronald Cramer, Secretary
Chad Martin, Treasurer
Robie Suggs, Past President
Becca Birckhead
Victoria Chester
Markita Coach
Deborah Dixon
Robert Graeter
Brett Heekin
Erika Meyer Judd
Daniel Kiley
Mark Roberts
Edward Slater
Thomas Vaughan

Other Ways to Help: Tender Mercies is fortunate to
have the support of thousands of volunteers each year who help provide a home for residents as they rebuild. Opportunities to help include:

  • Provide a meal or resident activity
  • Create a fundraiser
  • Donate items to help residents make their house a home
  • Join an event committee or volunteer at an event

27 W. 12th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-8666
tendermerciesinc.org

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