The Need

Imagine a world where everyone has access to the care they need, no matter who they are or what their life situation is, with no judgement, just

Dignity, Love & Medicine.

State of the State – Healthcare in Arizona

“It’s really frustrating not to be able to get medical care when you need it… I didn’t have the money to keep up with what insurance wouldn’t cover, which seemed like everything… The volunteers and doctors at MOM are just unbelievable people… now I feel so much healthier, and I have a lot to be thankful for.” 

– Tonie C., Mission of Mercy Arizona patient

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At MOM, we know that healthy people result in stronger, more resilient communities. A good life begins with good health, and Mission of Mercy is proud to meet this foundational need for our community’s most vulnerable.


Mission of Mercy – Where Compassion Meets Healthcare

As the population in Arizona has undergone explosive growth and inflation and interest rates have sky-rocketed, we have watched our affordable housing crisis intensify and seen our grocery and gasoline bills double and triple. 

Unsurprisingly, the cost of healthcare services and prescription medications have also continued to rise, increasing by 6% last year while prescription medication saw up to an 18% increase in cost. As it becomes more expensive to live, healthcare has become even less accessible to those who struggle without insurance and without means. No one goes to the doctor when they are struggling to keep jobs, homes, and food on the table. 

For over 25 years, Mission of Mercy in Arizona has been bringing the doctor to the people by embedding our six free mobile primary care clinics into communities where access to healthcare for marginalized communities is low. We provide primary and continuing medical care to the uninsured and underinsured and strive to provide every patient with a dignified and compassionate healthcare experience. 

Our main patient demographic is 78% Hispanic/LatinX and 63% female. More than 90% of Mission of Mercy AZ patients suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, receiving more than two prescription medications per medical visit. 

Mission of Mercy (EIN 86-0704883) and Mission of Mercy Health Partnership Fund (a supporting organization EIN 82-0635905) are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Mission of Mercy Health Partnership Fund is a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO# 20941) for the Arizona Tax Credit.

To restore dignity to the sick, poor, and homeless by providing free medical, dental and pharmaceutical services and by acting as an instrument of “Healing through Love.”
To empower our patients through health education and behavior modification so they can better care for themselves.
We know that good health for one patient improves the overall resiliency of the entire family, and strong families strengthen communities. We know that all who come to Mission of Mercy do so because they are out of options. By bringing the doctor to the people and meeting patients where they live, we provide access to care that our vulnerable patients would otherwise be without, putting themselves and their families at risk. There are tens of thousands of community members — mothers, fathers, children, and grandparents — who have regained their health, been able to stay employed and take care of their families, thanks to Mission of Mercy free healthcare.
To serve as a catalyst for change in the healthcare community and to inspire others to improve the way they serve.
It just makes cents sense! Patients with chronic conditions who forgo treatment due to cost end up in emergency rooms receiving the most expensive care there is, and for which they have no ability to pay. This raises the overall cost of healthcare for everyone. Every $1 provided to MOM has a 21x return, meaning that $1 donated is actually $21 of value toward direct service for patients.