Community Health & Wellness

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Ensure a healthier community for everyone

Lorain is a better place to live when our residents are healthy

When you support community health services, you help every person lead a better life

A healthy community depends on everyone having the resources for wellness and access to quality health care that helps them thrive.

Our health and wellness services extend well beyond the walls of our Mercy Health hospitals, reaching into neighborhoods across northeast Ohio. Because of donors' generosity, we can provide a number of important health screenings, wellness resources and supportive services to help people access care and support when and where it's most convenient for them. And often free of charge, to further help those who qualify because they lack insurance or the means to pay.

That's the impact your donation will have. You'll help people prioritize their good health and have a better, more independent future for themselves and their families.

Mobile Mammography

We need your help to make life-saving breast cancer screenings accessible for all women across northeast Ohio! The Mercy Health Foundation is raising $1.5 million to purchase and equip a 40-foot coach that will provide mobile mammography services for women, right in their own community or at their place of work.

Busy women, those without medical insurance or who lack transportation too often skip this important annual screening. Mammograms are the first line of defense for detecting breast cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages.

Donate today to make Mobile Mammography available as soon as possible for women in and around Lorain.

Support Early Detection

Give women a convenient option for life-saving breast cancer screenings

Behavioral Health

Often the Emergency Department is the place people turn to when in a mental health crisis. And if they need inpatient behavioral health care, Mercy Health Lorain Hospital has a floor dedicated to this specialized type of care.

Thanks to our donors, special areas of the Emergency Department were renovated and tailored to care for and evaluate people who come to the ER for mental health issues. The inpatient behavioral health unit was also renovated and outfitted with new equipment to provide a peaceful, comforting environment where patients can receive care. And beyond the hospital, donations provide funding for many information sessions and community awareness activities that help people learn about available resources.

The Gift of Healing

Ensure people have a comforting place when they need behavioral health care

Resource Mothers

Completely funded through donations to Mercy Health Foundation Lorain, the program offers resources, support and education for pregnant women and new moms, through baby's first year of life.

Each participant is paired with a resource mom who is a trained health worker and a mother herself. Resource mothers give advice, educational information, and help with accessing resources. When you give to this program, you help women get prenatal care, learn how to care for a new baby, or get free infant care items like diapers or formula.

Help New Moms

Help pregnant women and new moms take good care of their baby

Parish Nursing

For many people, the screenings and basic medical services provided at a local church are the only health care they receive. That's why donations for Parish Nursing are so important. The program helps remove barriers that prevent people from seeking medical care, like economic or language barriers and transportation issues.

Parish Nursing is completely funded through donations to Mercy Health Foundation Lorain. Your support provides wellness checks at nearly 100 churches in and around Lorain, offering a more convenient place to receive services and in a location that is familiar and comforting. Parish Nurses can also refer participants to doctors for follow-up.

Give for Better Health

Help people monitor their health with free screenings in their own neighborhood

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