October 2003

Mercy in Durango Receives Grant for Safety Net

Mercy Health Foundation, Durango, Colo., in collaboration with the Southwest Colorado Mental Health Agency and the La Plata County Department of Human Services, has received a $248,000 grant to provide a “safety net” for children and adolescents in foster care treatment. The grant will be used to train and help pay foster parents to care for troubled youth locally so the children do not have to be transported to facilities outside the Durango community.