About Us

Mission

To restore dignity, “Healing through Love,” by providing free healthcare.

Vision

To be a leader in our communities in providing comprehensive, compassionate, free healthcare while inspiring others to embrace our mission to restore dignity, “Healing through Love”.

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The Mission of Mercy Story

Foundress
Foundress
Gianna Talone-Sullivan is a woman of faith and was a practicing pharmacist when, in 1991, she had a vision – something she believed to be a Divine calling to help the sick and the poor. With a passion to serve, her education and ability as a pharmacist, her connection to other medical professionals, and an unwavering drive to make her vision a reality, Mission of Mercy was born. In 1994, Mission of Mercy was officially launched as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN 86-0704883), faith informed in our values and service delivery, and dedicated to bring healing and wholeness to individuals in need through the practice of medicine. Our mission was born – “to restore dignity and ‘healing through Love” by providing free healthcare.” In 1994, MOM’s very first mobile medical clinics were created to serve the rural areas of Pennsylvania and Maryland. This was followed in 1997 with Mission of Mercy in Arizona serving urban areas throughout the greater Phoenix Valley, and in 2007 by Mission of Mercy Texas, serving the Coastal Bend area. Mission of Mercy provides a high-quality medical home for underserved individuals in the areas in which we operate, meeting their primary care needs, and helping them manage chronic illnesses. At Mission of Mercy, all are welcome, and all are served. Our primary medical, dental and vision services are provided completely free for individuals who do not have other care options available to them. In alliance with our mission, we believe the restoration of personal dignity is paramount to the MOM medical experience. Thus, we will never require our patients to prove their poverty to receive the care they need.

Mission of Mercy medical clinics are over 90% volunteer run. We call on the experience of active and retired licensed healthcare professionals, from all different walks of life, who volunteer their time to provide free medical, dental, vision and prescription medication services to the most medically underserved people in Arizona, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Mission of Mercy is funded predominately through private and corporate foundation grants, strategic partnerships with hospitals and others in the medical profession, and individual donations. We do not accept state or federal funding of any kind.

Since our founding, Mission of Mercy has provided healing through Love and compassionate medical services to 112,503 individuals and provided 605,053 medical visits. 

Arizona Timeline

1997

First two clinics (Phoenix and Mesa) launched with a mobile medical unit acquired with support from the Piper Trust

1998

Maryvale clinic opened in June, AZ's first program expansion MOM provided 3,783 patient visits

2000

MOM AZ reached 10,000 patient visits

2003

MOM reached 50,000 patient visits

2005

Arizona Leadership Council is created

2006

A new larger mobile unit replaced the original RV

2008

MOM exceeded 10,000 patient visits

2010

Program expanded with the opening of the Avondale clinic A second mobile medical unit was added to accommodate five clinics

2012

Community Connections launched to offer patient education and support services

2015

MOM operated free mammography program

2016

MOM provided 200,000th patient visits

2017

Mission of Mercy AZ Health Partnership Fund was launched to create financial sustainability through the AZ tax credit and planned giving donations

2018

Chandler clinic opened

2019

Launched the comprehensive Type 2 diabetes management and education program

2020

MOM's primary mobile medical unit was destroyed in a fire, and a new mobile unit was unveiled by year-end

2021

MOM received $1 million "Now is the Moment" grant from the Piper Trust to help support capacity building and growth

2022

MOM celebrates 25th anniversary with ##,### patients visits and ##,### medications dispensed over past 25 years

The Future

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What does “to restore dignity, and ‘healing through Love'” really mean? Click here to read the essay written by Drs. Gianna and Michael Sullivan.