Advocacy and Support

Elwood City Council

The Elwood Community Council provides a forum in which concerned Elwood stakeholders can meet to discuss problems faced by the Elwood community along with possible solutions to these problems. 

Goals of the Council

The goals of the council are:

  • To educate and empower individuals and families who are in need of assistance or services
  • To enhance collaboration among community service providers so that maximum benefit for the individual or families can be achieved.

The Council includes a high school-age committee that helps assist the Council with meeting the needs of pre-teens and teens in the community. St.Vincent Mercy is an active participant in the Council.


Rural and Urban Access to Health (RUAH)

The RUAH program connects individuals in the community with needed services including primary health care and preventative health services. St.Vincent Mercy employs a Health Access Worker who connects uninsured/underserved individuals and families to primary and preventative care as well as to other needed community services.

Click here to learn more about RUAH