House of Mercy supporters are busy raising funds in support of our 2017 Walk for AIDS coming up on April 22. We need your help! See our Walk for AIDS page for info.
House of Mercy appreciates recent grants from Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, The Dowd Foundation, The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation, the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, The Jerry R. Licari Foundation, The Stamps Family Charitable Fund and a bequest from the Richard Wardlow Charitable Endowment. Thank you!
Welcome to Katie Hayes, former Life Care Coordinator for the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community, who recently joined the House of Mercy Board and serves as Chair of our Development Committee.
Congratulations to Stan Patterson, House of Mercy President and CEO, for 20 years of service to House of Mercy! Stan joined House of Mercy on June 10, 1997.
Did You Know?
House of Mercy, an AIDS ministry founded by the Sisters of Mercy in Belmont, has provided a home and specialized care for 322 low-income men and women since 1991. The NC Department of Health and Human Services reports as of December 31, 2015 there were 33,388 persons diagnosed and living with HIV infection in North Carolina and another 4000 estimated persons who are unaware they are infected.
House of Mercy’s primary service area includes Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, Anson, Stanly, Rowan, Cabarrus, Iredell, Lincoln and Cleveland counties. As of December 30, 2015 there were 7,446 diagnosed persons living with HIV disease (including 2,709 living with AIDS) in our 10-county service area and an additional 307 infections reported nby Sept. 30, 2016 in those counties. Mecklenburg County, House of Mercy’s largest county served, ranks first among 100 NC counties with the most HIV cases diagnosed. There are approximately 6,283 in Mecklenburg County and 647 persons in Gaston County living with HIV/AIDS.*
A photo tour of House of Mercy is available on our website. Financial donations may be made via credit card online or by check to House of Mercy. A Wish List of needed household and pantry items is also on the website.
*NC 2015 HIV/STD Surveillance Report
Make a difference...
You can make a difference in the lives of low-income persons living with AIDS in our area by supporting House of Mercy. Help change a life with a credit card donation, check or money order payable to:
House of Mercy
P. O. Box 808
Belmont, NC 28012
You can give a gift in honor of or in memory of someone. An acknowledgement card will be sent to the persons you designate.
House of Mercy residents keep busy with crafts, bowling, Bingo,
visits to local parks and amenities.
Cody, a social therapy dog, enjoys
visits with House of Mercy residents.
He is a furry ray of sunshine!
Stan Patterson recognizes CNA Geraldine White at the 2016 Walk for AIDS Reception.
House of Mercy loves to observe holidays. Resident Brenda Williams shows off a feathery pink valentine.