The Mercy Ministries

Putting God’s love into action by providing healthcare services to those in need.

Who We Are

The Mercy Ministries (TMM) is a Christian 501(c)3 non-profit healthcare organization that has operated as a safety-net clinic(s) for uninsured, low-income adults with chronic disease in South Ga. since 2009. Our mission is to “put God’s love into action by providing healthcare services to those in need,” and our vision is to eliminate the gaps to healthcare and wellness in every community.” Using a 1:1 ratio of staff to volunteers, our two clinic locations (in Lyons and Graham) serve over 900 unduplicated patients each year, implementing our full circle of health model to promote physical, mental and spiritual healing. 

Why We Exist?

The Need

  1. The rate of uninsured people in the counties we serve is almost double (19%) the state average (10%).
  2. Families living in poverty are twice as likely to develop chronic diseases, such as Diabetes.
  3. Mental Health issues are five times more prevalent in individuals living in poverty.“

Compared to higher-income Americans, low-income people face greater barriers to accessing medical care. They are less likely to have health insurance, receive new drugs and technologies, and have ready access to primary and specialty care. Low-income workers are more likely to be employed by organizations that do not offer health benefits: Less than one-third of low-income workers obtain health insurance through their employer, compared to nearly 60 percent of higher-income workers. Even after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more than twenty-seven million Americans remain uninsured—the majority of whom are low-income people. Those without health insurance are less likely to have a regular source of medical care and more likely to forgo care because of cost concerns.” – Health Affairs Read More……

Our Motives

♥ We love to love on people because Jesus loves us! (1 John 4:19)

♥ We believe in health equity – that everyone should have access to healthcare and the opportunity to achieve wellness if they want it and are willing to do their part. (Micah 6:8)

♥ We believe in the power of Biblical community and pulling resources together to help our neighbors that are hurting and trapped in a cycle of physical, mental, and financial despair!  (Acts 2:44-45)

Impact in 2019

705

Individual Patients Served

$4.3 million

Medication Assistance Provided

2,182

Hours Volunteered

2020 Volunteer Board of Directors

Dr. Geoffrey Conner
Lyons Medical Director & Co-Founder
Abednego Primary Care – Acute Care Clinic – Advanced Internal Medicine – Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Southeast Ga.

Dr. Ronald O. Mosley
Lyons Dental Director
Vidalia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery P.C.

Diane Smith
Chair
First United Methodist Church Vidalia

Jacob Woodfin
Vice Chair
Woodfin CPA, LLC

Michael Thigpen
Treasurer
The Bank of Soperton – Million Pines Community Bank

Angela Lane
Secretary
Bryant O’Conner LLP

Vanessa Hill
Member
Patient Representative

Thalia Gillis
Member
TMM Medication Assistance Volunteer

Lauren Jordan
Member
The Oaks at Bethany Assisted Living

Andy Hartley
Member
Conger LP Gas Inc.

Lauren O’Neal
Member
Regional Branch Manager of AllWays Caring Homecare

The Mercy Ministries Board of Directors

Lyons Campus

714-1 NW Broad St.
Lyons, GA 30436
Phone: (912) 524-4000
FAX: (912) 524-4004

Hours of Operation:
Mon. Tues. & Thurs.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Lunch 12-1 p.m.)

Wed. 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Graham Campus

454 Vernon Williams Rd.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
Phone: (912) 705-8801
FAX: (912) 705-8851

Hours of Operation:
Tues. & Thurs
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Lunch 12-1 p.m.)

*On clinic days, office phones are turned on at 9 a.m. each morning after prayer time. There is an after-hours call service available for urgent issues 24/7.

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