Mercy Neighborhood Ministries

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Mercy Neighborhood Ministries
Today’s Date: * Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 31-1376693
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1993
Address * 1602 Madison Road 2nd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45206
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Aimee Shinkle
Your Title * Development Director
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (513) 487-6198
Executive Director’s Name * Sue Kathman
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization? Inspired by the vision of the Sisters of Mercy, we promote the empowerment of individuals with a special focus on disadvantaged women and seniors through proven programs that educate, foster self-sufficiency and support enhanced quality of life.

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries excels at stabilizing and improving the quality of life for those living in disadvantaged circumstances. We employ a unique approach to workforce development and aging population assistance. Our holistic efforts help seniors and those less educated become more stable and independent.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? * ·       (5) Education

·       (11) Poverty

·       (12) Senior Services

Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
We impact 1,500 unduplicated lives each year through 16,000 incidents of service. Our programs include:

Home Care Aide / State Tested Nurse Aide Training and Employment Program
Community need: The role of home care aide is one of the fastest growing jobs as the population ages and
older adults desire to age in place. The current shortage of trained caregivers is unable to meet the increased
demand for services, which is projected to increase by as much as 38% by 2024. This is an excellent entry level
job for someone with an aptitude for this caring profession, but who lacks a high school diploma or GED
required for training in other health career positions.
MNM Response: Our home care aide training program is the only such in the area and has developed a
reputation for excellence and setting best practices. Our graduates who are ready to enter the workforce are
hired by a large network of home care agencies. Those who need additional training and support move into
our supported employment program where they access a job coach, wrap around services and additional
workplace and academic training. Once established on the health care pathway, opportunities for
advancement include our new Nurse Aide Training program to prepare for employment in a hospital or longterm care setting.

Charitable Home Care and Senior Services
Community Need: The need for home care and senior services to enable seniors to age in place is outpacing
the available funding needed for these services. A growing number of elderly individuals, living in poverty and
without family support, struggle to preserve their quality of life. Insufficient food to last the entire month,
unidentified health care needs, and loneliness are common experiences among this population.
MNM Response: Our home care aides, nurses, social worker and senior services associates provide direct
home care, health assessments and a wide array of advocacy and supports to enable our elderly clients to
remain living independently for as long as possible. The seniors can access our food pantry and fresh produce
from our community garden each month, and attend social events that diminish their isolation. We also
provide payee service for 30 individuals with mental and emotional challenges, and crisis assistance services
for our neighbors of 45206.

Adult Education and Workforce Development
Community Need: Individuals from generational poverty often lack a high school diploma or GED, experience
low literacy and present with little or no work history. These and other complex barriers to attaining
employment prevent them from successfully attaching to the workforce and moving toward attaining selfsufficiency.

MNM Response: Our education team of instructors and volunteers effectively assists at-risk adult learners and
job seekers to attain the skills they need to enter or advance in the job market. We are an approved Aspire
(formerly ABLE/GED) site and use best practices of ACT’s career readiness and aptitude assessments and the
KeyTrain/ National Career Readiness Certification programs to connect this basic education with work
readiness. The Hospital Worker Readiness Program provides job-related knowledge and skills for entry level
employment in dietary, environmental services, and patient transport within the Mercy Health hospital

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
Volunteer coordinator Sheila Kinnen
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 751-2500