A Dream of Giving Hope
Back when OTR wasn't the place to visit, Jim Day worked at Parkway & 12th Street at MacGregor & Goldsmith.  He saw so many in need and knew he would help one day.  All of his life, Jim has been a kind and compassionate individual involved in the community. He always remembered Tender Mercies, so when it became possible to give back, Jim and his wife Elaine started donating to Tender Mercies. They have given generously for over 20 years and are thankful for the opportunity to help our residents rebuild their lives.
   Tears of Sorrow to Tears of Joy

Even after being abused, over medicated and left with nothing, June remains full of courage, strength, and compassion. Determined to fulfill her dream, she became a teacher despite heartache and constant struggles.

After her  mother's death, father's murder, rape, and collapsing in front of her  students, June became homeless after resigning from her job to recover. Trying to help a neglected child, June was threatened with a gun. June had to run; the child's parents were drug traffickers.  She was saved by Tender Mercies.  "My tears turned from sorrow to tears of joy. Turning that key in my own door at 1214 Race Street felt like I had been set free." June  is now an involved community member as a Board member of various groups, the Artist in Residence at Peaslee Neighborhood Center, and a piano student.
30th Birthday Bash
Coordinated by the Greater Cincinnati Mortgage Bankers Association
Over 400 guests filled the Montgomery Inn Boathouse on September 26th to celebrate 30 years of Security, Dignity and Community. The 30th Birthday Bash, presented by Union and Guardian Savings Banks and American Mortgage Service Company, featured an auction, dancing and the story of Rick, a resident with a steady job and plans to get his Master's degree.
Volunteer of the Year 
SonRise Church, an innovative and creative 
group, serves a meal twice a month. Led by
Jim Greers, 
they always do something
unique and special 
for the residents to make
the experience 
a social gathering.

Led by Sister Melanie Bair, Prasco serves
lunch monthly to all 150 residents at Tender
Mercies.  In addition to  providing healthy  meals
and a 
sense  of community,  they  encourage all
of their 
staff to serve  a meal  throughout the year. 

Employee of the Year
Congratulations to Ebony Smith

Ebony Smith, a Residential Support Worker 
at Tender Mercies, is a model employee. She 
is hardworking, productive, helpful and 
focused. Ebony earned the most star rewards 
this past year -  a new program that recognizes 
employees who  go above and beyond to
demonstrate security, dignity and community. 

Community Partner of the Year
Community support has been part of  Bartlett
& Co's. culture since 1898. They 
support the
arts, social 
services, civic  endeavors and education. Bartlett helps  shape Tender Mercies vision  by  serving  on committees, boards  and
in leadership positions.

Neighborhood Partner of the Year

Tender Mercies is fortunate to have the 
support of many groups and organizations.
 Jim Prues and Kurt Angermeier with 
Panoptic Media, went above and beyond
 by donating their time and  expertise to create 
a new video to help tell our story.


Charitable Suds @ Rhinegeist Benefits Tender Mercies

Coordinated by Tender Mercies Associate Board, 300 people attended Charitable Suds   on October 22nd,  enjoying a variety of Rhinegeist's popular craft beer, Eli's Barbeque and  raffles featuring a Tailgating cooler and footballs signed by Andy Dalton and Tommy Tuberville Thank you Rhinegiest & Eli's for donating nearly $2,000  of the proceeds.

Members of the Associate Board
The Perfect Match
Rhinegeist Tap Room
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