Mercy Clinics Family Medicine Norwalk issued the following announcement on Dec. 18.
Mercy Foundation has been awarded a $100,000 Financial Security Major Gift grant from Principal Foundation for House of Mercy. The grant will be used to enhance and expand self-sufficiency and financial stability programming provided at House of Mercy.
House of Mercy is part of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines, a nonprofit Catholic health care provider serving Greater Des Moines with exceptional care for thousands annually. House of Mercy offers substance-related/addictive disorders treatment and mental health programs to individuals and families in need of these critical services and supports.
Principal Foundation grant funds will be used to support House of Mercy in:
Building partnerships with employers to increase training and employment opportunities for clients.
Incorporating new and evidence-based assessments and technology training tools.
Extending self-sufficiency counseling to the growing number of substance abuse and mental health outpatient clients.
“We are pleased to award this grant to House of Mercy. The organization’s commitment to growing the self-sufficiency and financial stability of its clients is commendable. We are excited to see how our gift helps guide House of Mercy in the future,” said Mandi McReynolds, Director, Community Relations and Principal Foundation.
“This generous grant from Principal Foundation will help us expand vital self-sufficiency services to the hundreds of clients we serve each year, including helping to improve their job readiness skills, increase their employment opportunities, and increase their financial knowledge and behaviors.” said House of Mercy Director Rebecca Peterson.
“We greatly appreciate the generosity of Principal Foundation,” said Mercy Foundation President Shannon Cofield. “Mercy and Principal Foundation have a long history together making our community stronger and healthier, and we are excited to continue that relationship through this very important gift.”
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