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Mercy Housing California President Doug Shoemaker recently penned an op-ed for Healthcare Business Today. In it, Doug talks about the ways hospitals and affordable housing providers can work together to create genuinely healthy communities. Read the entire op-ed here  

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15 and honors the Hispanic and Latino American cultures and contributions rooted in Latin American countries. It celebrates the many ways these communities have both influenced and contributed to our society. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary

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Dayron Blackwell’s title may read “Case Manager II” at Mercy Housing’s Clare Gardens, but to residents and staff, he is so much more. A friend. A mentor. A trusted colleague. A leader. A ray of sunshine. A difference maker. Dayron has mastered the art of wearing many different hats. Born in Dallas, TX., Dayron has

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“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” – Jenny Han Mercy Housing Southeast (MHSE)  Thanks to the city of Savannah, 25 kids at Savannah Gardens Apartments attended Camp Mercy over the summer. This six-week day camp included outdoor sports and science and sprinkled in a lot of fun. The kids

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Mercy PeaceHealth Family is now Columbia Heights Mercy Housing Northwest and PeaceHealth celebrated the grand opening of Columbia Heights, an affordable housing community, on August 24, 2022. Located at 408 Northeast 93rd Avenue, Columbia Heights provides 69 affordable homes for families in Vancouver, Washington. The property features a spacious community room with a kitchen, computer

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The 2022 Special Olympics Games were held in Orlando, FL., in June and brought together over 5,500 athletes, partners, and coaches from all 50 states to compete in 19 sports in front of nearly 125,000 spectators. Among the thousands of athletes was Mercy Housing Northwest resident Larry. Going for Gold  Larry, a resident at Villa

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1st Period – Lesson Plans New Gear for the New School Year! The calendar may say early August, but back-to-school (BTS) time is just around the corner for many kids across the country. For students heading back to school can bring a myriad of emotions – excitement, fear, dread(it is the first day of a

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‘My hat is off to you, kiddo.’ – Patricia O’Roark I worked with Sr Carolyn when she was President of Mercy Housing Midwest for several years. She shared with me several times that she was “in over her head.” After all, she had been educated to be an educator, and she was very successful both

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According to a 2021 USDA report, nearly 90% (116.7 million) of all U.S. households had access to enough food to lead healthy and active lives. That same study also showed about 1 in 10 households (13.8 million) were food insecure at some point during 2020, which, when breaking that number down, translates to 38.2 million

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2022 CONTACT: Rosalyn Sternberg, rosalyn.sternberg@mercyhousing.org WEST SACRAMENTO: Residents, partners, and Mercy Housing California (MHC) staff gathered on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, to celebrate the dedication of 1801 West Capitol, a permanent supportive housing community including 85 affordable, service-enriched homes for people exiting homelessness. “These new homes demonstrate what happens when

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