Saint Mary's Home of Erie, PA

Our Benevolent Care Program

You Make A Difference

Sometimes life’s story plays out unexpectedly. A father, who spent a lifetime juggling two jobs to support his family, never expected that what he mindfully saved along the way wouldn’t be enough to sustain the years of care he would need. This is a reality any of us could face, as life expectancies and costs continue to rise. However, you can offer greater hope to this gentleman, and other seniors like him, through your gift to Saint Mary’s Benevolent Care Program. Seniors benefiting from the Benevolent Care Program have been admitted to Residential Care, and have been fully paying for their own care for a number of years. But now, through no fault of their own, they are outliving the financial means for their care. Medicare and Medicaid do not typically provide reimbursement for Residential Care, so donations to the Benevolent Care Program are vital.

In 2015, Saint Mary’s provided an estimated $616,253 of care through our Benevolent Care Fund, to qualified seniors receiving Residential Care due to the gifts from people like you. This is an increase of more than $42,000 from 2014.