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Greater Cincinnati Foundation Awards $25,000 for Building Capacity with Technology Project

Tender Mercies has received a $25,000 grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation to further its mission through a technology and database development project that will achieve improved resident record management, reporting, and program outcomes.

Founded in 1985, Tender Mercies is a non-profit organization that has transformed the lives of hundreds of local homeless men and women with mental illness by providing them with security, dignity and community in a place they call home. Annually, Tender Mercies provides more than 200 men and women with housing that is safe, sanitary, respectable and affordable.  To prevent a return to homelessness, Tender Mercies assists with obtaining benefits and services such as GED and vocational training, independent living skills and crisis intervention. 

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation grant will allow Tender Mercies to better serve its residents by enhancing data collection, reporting and technology capabilities. This project will result in improved program outcomes, reduced costs and more efficient operations. Tender Mercies’ current program database will be enhanced with additional features and more storage; an upgraded server will improve efficiency across the organization. In addition, all front desk staff will have access to computers to ensure the ability to easily track resident activities and important information.

"Tender Mercies has a history of providing our staff with top notch training in serving homeless adults with mental illness.  Enhancing the technology available to our staff will only serve to augment the arsenal of tools at their disposal in providing quality resident care," said Russell Winters, CEO of Tender Mercies.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is a non-profit organization created to provide a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. They offer a variety of tools to help people achieve their charitable goals – and create lasting good work in their communities. GCF makes grants and provides leadership in cultural vibrancy, economic opportunity, educational success, environmental stewardship, health & wellness, job creation, and strong communities. They serve an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.