Mission Statement of the House of Mercy

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Mission Statement of the House of Mercy


House of Mercy


Belmont, NC




The Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina, ever mindful of our name, MERCY, endeavor to respond to the needs of society in light of the concerns of our foundress Catherine McAuley. We strive to give individual and corporate witness to the compassion and love of God to Persons Living with AIDS while embracing the values of sacredness of life, justice, human dignity, service and integrity.

Through our ministry of the House of Mercy, Inc., we:
1. give visible witness to God's merciful love, reverence, acceptance, and dignity to all Persons Living with HIV/AIDS;

2. witness to a community of healing and reconciliation which enables Persons Living with AIDS to move from a sense of alienation to one of unity, from a sense of being judged to one of unconditional love and acceptance;

3. respond to the physical, spiritual, social, emotional, and psychological needs of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS;

4. acknowledge and foster respect for individual differences, ensuring that the people served are treated with justice, dignity, and compassion;

5. create, through education, a more compassionate, just, and understanding society in relation to Persons Living with HIV/AIDS;

6. collaborate with AIDS service agencies and other human service organizations in order to better meet the needs of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS.


House of Mercy Archive: Binder 1 (1990-1999)

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