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The Well of Mercy is a home for pregnant and parenting mothers who have little support for themselves or their children, who may be homeless or victims of abuse and who are ready and willing to learn how to become self-sufficient and live in a poverty free future. The women will address spiritual growth and development, educational advancement, physical well-being and emotional health. The families who reside at The Well of Mercy may live at the residence for up to five years while each is seeking a college degree and a career to support the family. The families support each other by assisting with child-care, daily chores, meal preparation, and social skills.


  • Education
  • Children / Family
  • Workforce Development
  • Violence Prevention
  • Housing
  • Mental Health

Board Member duties & responsibilities:

The Board Members are asked to attend 6 meetings a year, participate in a committee, attend three events a year, help build corporate connections and affiliations.

Board term & limits:

The term for a Board Member is three years with the option to renew for an additional three years.

Financial commitment:

The financial commitment is a $5,000 give or get.

Skills needed:

  • Board Governance
  • Marketing / Communications
  • IT
  • Other