Our mission is to restore dignity and “Healing through Love” at mobile clinics, providing free health care and assistance with medications. Mission of Mercy’s success will be measured by our ability to provide health care to uninsured and underinsured working families at no cost to those who seek help at our Sandia clinic site and our Medical Center in Corpus Christi. We have approximately 92 clinic operating days a year usually on Monday and Wednesday of every week.
At each location, facilities are used for patient registration, patient waiting, and meetings with nurses. Patients are seen by physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Clinics are set up like a primary care physician’s office except that no billing office is required. After registration, patients meet with nurses for evaluation. Nurses, who can perform several tests from our onsite laboratory, screen patients for diabetes, high blood pressure, and other diseases. The patients’ privacy is strongly recognized during the entire visit and process.
Mission of Mercy is pleased to announce that we have earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most-utilized charity evaluator in the United States. A four-star rating is the highest possible rating a charity can receive. The rating is based on an organization’s financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. To earn this rating, an organization is scored rigorously on multiple metrics:
- Four metrics related to Financial Efficiency, meaning how well the organization uses the funds it receives.
- Three metrics related to Financial Capacity, or, how well the organization has sustained its programs and is prepared to sustain them in the future.
- Seventeen metrics related to Accountability and Transparency, meaning willingness to explain its actions to its stakeholders and to make available critical information about the organization to the public.
Scores include adjustments for the type of charitable work being accomplished, since different types of organizations have varying levels of overhead and fundraising costs. As such, Mission of Mercy is compared to other organizations providing basic needs, humanitarian relief or healthcare.
Charity Navigator states “Our ratings show givers how efficiently we believe a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time, and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information.” Organizations do not apply to be ranked—Charity Navigator evaluates charities based on publicly available information.
A top rating from Charity Navigator is a vote of confidence for Mission of Mercy. It means donors can trust that their contributions will be used efficiently and effectively. It means Mission of Mercy is committed to sharing important information with our donors.