Care for Those in Need

Make an Impact

Everyone needs life-saving health care for a better life. You can help.

Nobody should have to choose between paying their bills or getting their medications

Donations to the Foundation help people get the health care services they need

At Mercy Health, our Mission isn't a plaque on the wall. It's our calling, our True North. Patient assistance programs are just one way we improve the health and well-being of our communities and bring good help to those in need, especially to those who are poor, dying and underserved.

But we need your help. Your generous support means the most vulnerable people in our community can access resources that lead to better health for them and their families.

Prescription Assistance

When leaving after a hospital stay or a doctor's appointment, many patients need medications to continue their recovery at home or to manage a chronic condition like diabetes or congestive heart failure. Our patient assistance fund helps with the cost of medications for qualifying patients with a financial need and who are uninsured or under-insured.

Lend a Hand

Help people in need get medications to manage their health

Programs for Women, Newborns & Infants

Helping women and families have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies is important for the future of our community. The Mahoning Valley has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, so the need is great and urgent. With donations from caring people like you, Mercy Health can provide programs to reduce low birth weights and infant mortality by providing education, support and household assistance for mothers and fathers.

Programs like Resource Mothers, Fatherhood Support Program, Centering Pregnancy and a doula program are already making a positive impact and saving the lives of pregnant women, unborn babies and infants. These donor-supported services provide resources that help people have a healthy pregnancy, healthy parenting, ensure babies get wellness visits as well as nutritious food and safe housing for their families.

Support Healthy Families

Your gift helps more babies celebrate their first birthday

Dental Clinic

Dental health is important for overall health. And some people with underlying medical conditions may have special needs when it comes to their oral health. With ongoing support from donors, we can provide safety net dental services and a mobile dental clinic for the Mahoning Valley.

Mercy Health has oral medicine specialists to provide non-surgical treatments for complex oral and dental conditions at our St. Elizabeth Youngstown clinic. And donations are vital in operating three mobile dental clinics that visit schools, health fairs, nursing homes, doctors' offices, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and other community locations throughout Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Carroll counties.

Pay It Forward

With your help, more people can have healthy smiles

Joanie's Promise

A gift to Joanie’s Promise ensures that anyone in our community in need of diagnostic breast care services has access to the best care available regardless of their ability to pay. This patient assistance fund helps Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Health Center patients that qualify financially to receive free screenings, diagnostic testing, free care, transportation to appointments and other hardships faced by those in need.

Help Those In Need

Ensure screening and care is available to prevent or treat breast cancer

Resource Mothers

Donations sustain this important program that many women depend on to help them take care of their family. The Resource Mothers program offers support, guidance and resources to new and expectant moms. Each participant is paired with a Resource Mother: a trained health worker who is a mother herself. They provide support, referrals and information to help new mothers make the best choices for their baby.

When you give to the Resource Mothers program, you help provide services that strengthen families and keep babies healthy including:

  • Empowering Moms support group
  • Healthy cooking and meal planning
  • Car seat installation
  • CPR training
  • Referrals to social services and assistance programs

Set Mothers Up for Success

Help new moms raise healthy babies

Fatherhood Support

This mentoring and educational program depends on donations to give men the skills needed to be responsible, committed and involved fathers. New dads in the program are paired with a Resource Father: a trained health worker who provides health education and gives parenting advice. Thanks to donor support, Fatherhood Support offers services like:

  • Monthly home visits to prepare men for a new baby through mentorship and support
  • In person and virtual educational sessions
  • Car seat installation
  • CPR training

Help New Dads

Ensure new fathers have good role models and support to care for their family

Centering Pregnancy

This unique program made possible by donations to Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley provides participants with health care in a group setting, which leads to better learning and more positive health outcomes. Pregnant women are supported and prepared for childbirth and caring for their baby throughout the first year of motherhood. The primary goal of Centering Pregnancy is to reduce infant mortality by helping women deliver full-term healthy babies.

Your donation for Centering Pregnancy provides moms-to-be with resources such as:

  • Transportation for prenatal and postnatal care
  • Essentials like diapers, car seats and cribs
  • Doula services
  • Mom support groups
  • Breastfeeding support

Promote Healthy Pregnancy

Help women get the care they need to deliver and care for healthy babies

Patient Assistance Mission Funds

For some patients with very limited income or who don't have support from friends and family, being discharged from the hospital brings a unique set of challenges. They may need clean clothes to wear home from the hospital but don’t have anyone to call for items from home. Some patients don't have anyone to pick them up and need a taxi to get home or to a shelter. A patient may need durable medical equipment to recover at home but can't afford the item. And for those with loved ones who visit or stay with them in the hospital, the cost of cafeteria meals can be a burden.

Our Mission Funds at each hospital are available to help people with these basic needs, but we depend on donations to ensure the costs are covered for every patient in need. You can support patient assistance Mission Funds at any of our hospitals.

St. Joseph Warren Hospital Mission Fund

Warren, OH

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Mission Fund

Youngstown, OH

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Mission Fund

Boardman, OH

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You make Jean smile when you support the mobile dental clinic

Jean Hodge enjoyed a pain-free, convenient dental visit to the donor-supported mobile dental clinic. Listen to Jean describe her experience in her own words.