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Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Award

Updated: Feb 16



Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Award Supports Mercy Home Programs for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with grants totaling $425,000

New York, NY: Mercy Home is grateful and very fortunate to once again partner with The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation as the recipient of two generous grants to support Residential Renewal: Life Skills, Life-Long and for Community Support Programs: Social Determinants of Health/Behavioral Health Management, a new program focusing on social health and health behavioral management.


Life Skills Life Long: Life Skills Life-Long project will allow us to continue to upgrade our facilities to ensure continued healthful and independent living for women and men with intellectual and developmental disabilities and especially for those aging in-place. Living independently plays a significant role in our residents’ lives; offering a source of self-esteem, motivation, and self-fulfillment. Central to our mission is giving each individual the opportunity to make choices in their home and housing, having a say in their care, and pursuing personal goals and dreams.


With our Social/Behavioral Health Management program, we’ll be able to help residents interact more effectively with one another and to improve their social lives. Thanks to this partnership, we’ll be able to continue to bolster the independence, agency, and autonomy of individuals with developmental disabilities. This program will develop and deliver community activities, work readiness experience, and community events for youth and adults, while also providing support for parents, caregivers, and siblings through respite and family programs.


“We are excited that the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has once again selected us as one of their nonprofit partners. With these projects, we’ll be able to ensure the health and safety of those in our care, as well as create new projects that will continue helping our children, women, and men learn lifelong skills” Janice Aris, Executive Director.

About Mercy Home: Mercy Home was founded in 1862; our vision and all of our work grew out of the Sisters of Mercy Critical Concerns, particularly working on behalf of the marginalized, dismantling racism, and believing firmly in every person's dignity. Mercy Home provides essential services for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. One of our earliest mandates was to address health care disparities in our community, serving the most vulnerable, those in need, and disadvantaged families. These initiatives will boost health outcomes in resource-poor communities that are and have been under stress, now more than ever, as the pandemic wages on.

About Mother Cabrini: Since its inception in 2018, the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has made over 1,200 grants, totaling approximately $335 million, to nonprofits, community-based organizations, and healthcare and social services providers across New York State to address gaps in care and serve vulnerable New Yorkers. It is one of the largest foundations solely focused on supporting New York State.

Contact:

Helen Stewart Senior Director of Development hstewart@mercyhomeny.org

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