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Lofts on Arthington

  Mercy Housing Lakefront hosted a special gathering in April to celebrate the newly constructed Activity Center located inside the Lofts on Arthington, a multi-family apartment community in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. More than 80 people attended, including families with children who reside at the Lofts on Arthington as well as generous partners who contributed

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            Disabled Veterans National Foundation: Communications Team Meredith Fick communications@dvnf.org Mercy Housing Lakefront: Margaret Dodge Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager Mdodge@mercyhousing.org The $15,000 grant will help Mercy Housing Lakefront provide onsite resident services for 65 veterans and their families in Danville, IL. Chicago, IL – July 21 – Mercy Housing

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Mindy Taylor grew up in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Her family lived in a church-owned building, where her mom volunteered in the church’s feeding program. Called “The Dinner Guest,” this soup kitchen served hundreds of people experiencing homelessness every day, including veterans who had seen their housing shut down by the government. Mindy’s mom would help

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There is no typical day for Mercy Housing’s Real Estate Development team. Todd Wolcott, Associate Director of Real Estate at Mercy Housing Lakefront explains, “One day you might find us in the office and the next day we are walking around talking to city leaders about an upcoming development. We definitely aren’t sitting in front

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Last summer, a Northern Illinois Food Bank truck pulled up to Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Batavia Apartments in Batavia, IL., loaded with donated food. For Batavia Apartments Resident Services Coordinator Lynn, it was a welcome sight. Margaret Perrault, the CEO of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce had helped to coordinate the donation drop off and reached

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11/4/2022

Jasmine’s Story

“You’re supposed to graduate high school, graduate college, start your career, have a business, have a home, all by 30. And, if you can do that by 30, I’m not envious, like, that’s good. I wish I could’ve done that, but everybody’s situation is different. I try not to tell myself, ‘You better have this.

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For Mercy Housing, Marion Housing Center resident Gordon, Wisconsin, has always been home. Growing up in the small town of Williams Bay, Wisconsin, Gordon was surrounded by family who served in the military. Both his father and uncle served in WWII, with his dad stationed in the Mediterranean and his uncle assigned to the 101st

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Mercy Housing Lakefront resident April is a veteran of the United States Navy. She hails from Indiana and joined the Navy after high school. She planned to make a career in it. Unfortunately, while serving as a rescue swimmer air crewman, she was injured during a special operations training course. She was hospitalized, and the

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There was a lot to celebrate at Moving Forward Together 2022! We loved seeing so many familiar faces and meeting new Mercy Housing Lakefront supporters at our largest in-person gathering since the beginning of the pandemic. Thank you to our sponsors and supporters — we would not be able to do what we do without

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Every summer, the Feel Better Challenge offers a nine-week program of fitness and physical activity, health and nutrition education, and community activities. More than 100 residents and staff from 12 Mercy Housing Lakefront communities participated in the challenge, now in its 11th year. Many did a 5K walk to the Weinberg/Newton Gallery, where residents then

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