Tender Mercies

27 W 12th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
I'm Interested Visit Website Volunteer Page
Our mission Tender Mercies transforms the lives of homeless adults with mental illness by providing security, dignity, and community in a place they call home.

Tender Mercies

0 Reviews
Ways to help

Help Make a House a Home

The residents of Tender Mercies are always in need of household items and supplies to make their home more welcoming and comfortable. Donating items on our Wish List is much appreciated by the residents as they regain stability and learn the skills needed to regain independence and self-sufficiency.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • Children, Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Indoor
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Serve on a Committee

There are several committees in need of additional help including Development, Associate Board, Golf Outing & Fall fundraiser.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Event support, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays


You can help by preparing a meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) off-site and serve to the residents. There are a variety of available dates throughout the year. You can serve a meal one time or regularly.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Resident Activities

Volunteers can also help by bringing an activity to the residents. By participating in fun experiences, the residents can make new friends, learn new skills, and thrive again as they work towards independence. The possibilities are endless – give us an idea and we’ll help you make it possible!
  • One-time, Occasional, Monthly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need now

Food Storage, Cleaning & Personal Care Items

We are in need of to go food containers, serving gloves, tinfoil, plastic wrap, sandwich bags, brown paper bags, bleach, disinfecting wipes, liquid body wash, hand soap, men's boxers/women's underwear The products will be used to serve meals to our clients, cleaning the organization, and personal care items for the clients. Items can be mailed or delivered any day or time, but please sign up to let us know in advance.
  • Item Collection

Wish List

**Please note that all towels, blankets, sheets, pillows, clothing, and similar items should be NEW. We cannot accept these items used.**
page1image3387219920 page1image3387220224page1image3387221008
For New Residents
  • Basic Cleaners
  • Bath Towel Sets
  • Mops & Buckets
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Brooms & Dustpans
  • Tupperware Containers
For Current Residents
  • Oven Mitts
  • Mouthwash
  • Flip Flops (size 10+)
  • Hand Lotion
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Can Openers
Building Supplies
  • Paper Products (towels, plates, cups)
  • Laundry Soap/ Pods
  • Dish Liquid
  • Kitchen Towels/ Dish Cloths
  • Hand Sanitizer
For Residents Moving Out
  • Shower Curtains/Liners/Rings
  • Mops & Buckets
  • Brooms & Dustpans
  • Pot & Pan Sets
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the residents of Tender Mercies! If you have any questions please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 513-639-7027 or email [email protected]
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Item Collection
Learn More
How you help The core of Tender Mercies' mission is our permanent housing program, which focuses on rebuilding health, independence, and self-sufficiency for adults experiencing homelessness and mental illness. To address the root causes of homelessness, we provide permanent housing and support services in 6 buildings in the Over-the-Rhine and the West End communities of Cincinnati with 24/7 staffing. This program helps the residents improve their quality of life and regain their independence with safe, private housing and support services that foster: • Security - an environment where residents' personal safety is a priority. • Dignity - an environment that allows residents to develop personal, social and economic strengths. • Community - a regular, predictable environment with a sense of belonging, family, and affirmation of individuals.
About us Tender Mercies provides a home with caring support to adults with mental illness struggling to survive. We make it possible for men and women experiencing the trauma of homelessness with mental illness to recover and rebuild. Compassion drives us to create Security, Dignity, and Community We believe in the opportunity to thrive and grow. Transformation inspires us and brings hope and promise. We are Tender Mercies. Making Home Possible Every Day.
{{ reviewsOverall }} / 10 Users (0 votes)
Criterion 10
What people say Leave your testimonial
Order by:

Be the first to leave a review.

User Avatar
{{{review.rating_comment | nl2br}}}

Show more
{{ pageNumber+1 }}