Project Description

Home Care & Aide Training

Grant Award:

Inspired by the vision of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries promotes 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. The Impact 100 grant will enable Mercy Neighborhood Ministries to expand the Home Care Aide Training Program.

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries’ Home Care Aide Training (HCAT) program is a comprehensive four week program that prepares women and men striving to attain self-sufficiency to work as home care aides. Students must pass 21 tests and master 21 nursing-related skills. Click HCAT Quick Facts for more information about our program.

Upon graduation, our students provide compassionate home health care to older adults living in inner-city neighborhoods, many of whom suffer from poverty, infirmity and loneliness. It is a win-win situation—aides benefit from steady, meaningful employment and the clients have dependable, compassionate care that allows them to “age in place” in their homes.