Tender Mercies transforms the lives of homeless adults with mental illness by providing security, dignity, and community in a place they call home. Security means a housing environment where residents' personal safety is a priority. Dignity means a housing environment that allows residents to develop personal, social, and economic strengths. And community is a regular, predictable housing environment that offers a sense of family, while affirming the individual.
Cincinnati Friends Meeting supports Tender Mercies by preparing and serving dinner there every other month (February, April, June, August, October, and December). This involves collecting salads, entrees, and healthy desserts for about 15-20 individuals, as well as bread, cheese, and lunch meats for subsequent lunches.