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TENDER MERCIES INC

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Causes: Mental Health, Residential Mental Health Treatment

Mission: TO SERVE HOMELESS PERSONS WITH HISTORIES OF EMOTIONAL AND/OR MENTAL DISABILITIES BY PROVIDING THEM HOUSING AND RELATED SERVICE.

Programs: Permanent housing includes 134 units with supportive services in five buildings in the "over the rhine" area of cincinnati for homeless individuals with histories of mental illness. The supportive services includes : medication monitoring, crisis intervention, income assistance, skills building and resource linkage. Permanent supportive housing also includes shelter plus care : a program designed to provide housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless persons with disabilities. Tender mercies maintains 30 shelter plus care subsidies.

outreach - a collaborative program with greater cincinnati behavioral health services in the projects for assistance in transition from homelessness (path) team to identify and engage homeless persons in a therapeutic relationship in order to help them apply for housing.

transitional housing- provide housing and related services to persons who are in transition from homelessness to assisted living and from assisted living to independent housing. 23 residents were served during the current year.

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Tender Mercies impacts the lives of some of Cincinnati's most vulnerable adults in a cost-effective therapeutic manner. It addresses the root causes of homelessness and provides a HOME for folks and not just basic shelter.