"A Home for the Terminally Ill"

Mercy House is a community care shelter which provides a home and a supportive family to people with terminal illnesses who can no longer remain at home. Residents spend their final days surrounded by their loved ones, and the love of Mercy House staff and volunteers. The mission of Mercy House is to unconditionally accept each resident and ensure that they are treated with dignity, respect and compassion.

Residents receive quality care in a home-like environment that includes:

  • 24-hour care as an alternative to nursing home, hospital or at-home care
  • Private bedrooms with cable TV and telephone
  • Home-cooked meals
  • Chapel
  • Open visiting hours for family and friends

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Mercy House of the Southern Tier

Mercy House of the Southern Tier




Sr. Joanna Monticello

Memorial Scholarship

Mercy House of the Southern Tier unveiled a memorial plaque and announced a memorial scholarship fund in memory of Sister Joanna Monticello. The Sister Joanna Monticello Memorial Scholarship will be awarded yearly. This memorial scholarship in her memory is an extension of her ministry to help those give back to the community in the spirit of social work. To see the qualification for consideration for this scholarship, please click here.


Newsletter Dec 2019

See our December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019 Newsletter

On behalf of the 450 residents whose lives have been impacted by the generosity of our community, we thank you for your continued support to help us make our house a home for those we serve.

Thank you for believing in our mission!

Our Mission

Mercy House will provide a home with an extended family for people with a terminal illness so they can live the final chapter of their journey with dignity and experience the unconditional love of God.

Lourdes Hospice

Hospice at Lourdes is the exclusive provider of Hospice services to the residents of Mercy House. They focus specifically on comfort, dignity, and pain control by responding to needs and wishes of residents and their families. Lourdes Hospice Website