Do you have a compassionate spirit and would like to help a senior age in place in their own home?

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries’ Home Care Aide Training (HCAT) program is a comprehensive three week program that prepares women and men to work as home care aides. Upon graduation, our students provide compassionate home health care to older adults many of whom suffer from poverty, infirmity and loneliness. It is a win-win situation—aides benefit from steady, meaningful employment and the clients have dependable, compassionate care that allows them to “age in place” in their homes.

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Upon graduation, our students provide compassionate home health care to older adults living in inner-city neighborhoods, many of whom suffer from poverty, infirmity and loneliness. It is a win-win situation—aides benefit from steady, meaningful employment and the clients have dependable, compassionate care that allows them to “age in place” in their homes.

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries’ Home Care Aide Training will train you to help elderly or sick people by providing personal care, errands, cooking, laundry and homemaking. Classes are approved by the Ohio Department of Aging and the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.

How long is the training program? The training is 3 weeks long. Classes are held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. 100% attendance is required.

Do I need a GED or high school diploma? No, but you do need to read at a certain level and do very basic math.

Do you guarantee me a job after graduation? Our workforce training team will provide guidance and coaching support to help you get and keep a job with one of our many home care agency partners.

How much does it cost? The HCAT program fee is $800. Scholarships are available based on household income and family size. A minimum out of pocket fee of $100 is required for all students. Some students may be eligible for funding through community partners or the City of Cincinnati. In this case, the out of pocket fee will be reimbursed upon completion of the program.

Questions or more information? Contact Vioka Ross at (513) 751-2500 ext. 227 or at vross@mnministries.org

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