“Let charity be our badge of honor…so that it may truly be said, there is in us but one heart and one soul in God.”

Catherine McAuley, RSM, Founder of the Sisters of Mercy

Pittsburgh Mercy Behavioral Health

Pittsburgh Mercy Behavioral Health provides community-based behavioral health and addiction services and empowers individuals to manage their symptoms and achieve their recovery goals.

  • $50 can cover a person’s medication co-payments for one month.
  • $75-100 pays for a bus pass for one individual’s transportation to/from work during the first month of employment.
  • $130 provides one day at a therapeutic summer camp for one child aged seven to 11 years old.
  • $150 purchases flowers, seeds, vegetables, and plants for therapeutic gardening activities.
  • $150 provides pre-paid phones for consumers to utilize when they are initially referred to a Community Treatment Team and don’t have phone service.
  • $250 supports local outings that help people improve their community awareness and social skills.
  • $250 funds a nutrition group to promote healthy lifestyles.
  • $250 provides a reading room or library for consumers in a supportive housing program.
  • $300 pays for one month’s rent at Fairweather Lodge, a permanent housing option that also includes community employment opportunities for people with mental illness.
  • $500 provides an annual arts and crafts program for individuals who live in the community and participate in our programs.
  • $500 funds a music therapy exercise group or a poetry group for people in recovery.
  • $1,500 will send one child to camp for the entire summer.

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Pittsburgh Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services

Pittsburgh Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services supports individuals who have intellectual disabilities and empowers them to lead healthy, full lives.

  • $50 can cover a person’s medication co-payments for one month.
  • $75-100 pays for a bus pass for one individual’s transportation to/from work during the first month of employment.
  • $250 supports local outings that help people improve their community awareness and social skills.
  • $500 provides an arts and crafts program for individuals with intellectual disabilities who live in the community and participate in our programs.

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“It is for God we serve the poor, not for thanks.”

Catherine McAuley, RSM, Founder of the Sisters of Mercy

Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program

The Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program educates and supports faith community nurses and health ministers who coordinate health ministries in their churches. These volunteers help individuals to access needed medical and social services, cope with chronic illnesses, adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors, and decrease hospitalizations through prevention and early intervention initiatives.

  • $35 assists a volunteer faith community nurse or health minister with the purchase of an item from our resources page.
  • $40 provides a volunteer faith community nurse or health minister the opportunity to attend our symposium.
  • $50 provides a volunteer faith community nurse or health minister with a manual and course materials for our “Foundations of Faith Community Nursing” preparation course.
  • $100 provides a volunteer faith community nurse or health minister with a partial scholarship to attend our “Foundations of Faith Community Nursing” preparation course.
  • $150 provides 10-15 people in a church/faith community of your choosing the opportunity to receive one, six-hour health ministry workshop.
  • $200 gives a volunteer faith community nurse one copy of our Electronic Documentation System, an electronic system to document interventions and health promotion activities in their faith community. The documentation system was developed for, and with input from, faith community nurses.
  • $395 provides a volunteer faith community nurse or health minister with a full scholarship to attend our “Foundations of Faith Community Nursing” preparation course.

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Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Mercy partners with Greater Pittsburgh area elementary schools to bring Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh to students. The renowned, international arts-in-education program teaches important life lessons through the art of ballroom dance.

  • $150 sponsors one elementary school student in Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh, a prevention program designed to create healthy relationships and build self-esteem.
  • $3,500 sponsors an entire class of fifth-graders for one semester.

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For more information about these and other giving opportunities, please contact us at 724-934-3537.