In The News

As a young, single mother of two, Kathy moved into Mercy Housing’s Decatur Place Apartments in Denver with one goal in mind. She wanted to prove to herself and her kids that she could make it on her own and provide a good life for them all. For some, that might sound like an overwhelming

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Robert Follett, mixed media on illustration board

Welcome to The Mercy Housing Collection! This collection highlights the works of over 10 resident artists from six different Mountain Plains communities. These creative works include acrylic pours on canvas, acrylic on canvas, and watercolor with each piece as unique as each resident. Creating art is a powerful outlet to explore creativity and provides a

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Rita, Volunteer at Mercy Housing Lakefront

Classes were provided at St. Catherine Residence in 2019 through Mercy Housing’s Food Insecurity Program and those graduates have gotten serious about eating right. Rita Larsen, longtime St. Catherine’s volunteer and supporter, has dedicated her career to helping others to improve their health, especially through proper nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian, with previous experience

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Carrie is a resident at Countryside Senior Apartments in Illinois and she turns 100 years old on April 26! Our Goal We hope to get Carrie 100 birthday wishes – via card or social media likes and shares by April 26. With social distancing and shelter in place guidance, we’re finding new ways to celebrate

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Mercy Garden Volunteers

Residents at Mercy Gardens, a Mercy Housing community in San Diego, wanted to create a sense of solace for their neighborhood. A small patch of land with a view just outside their front door had so much potential. They knew, with a little help, they could turn this small patch of mulch into something beautiful

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“Gradually, I got to feel like this is my family, this is where I belong, and I don’t want to live anywhere else. I want to stay here forever,” said Mary.

Upon meeting Mary, you find a warm and welcoming soul. Her big smile shines bright and her kind eyes instantly make you feel comfortable. It’s hard to imagine that just a few years ago, Mary lived day-to-day in paralyzing fear for her life. Looking back, Mary can see a pattern of being drawn toward abusive

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A group of residents using the headset translation devices.

This past year opened the door for new and innovative program services for residents at Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW) communities. One such program that was introduced in early 2019 is the Language Liaison Program. In response to an organization-wide effort to ensure our affordable housing work addresses racial inequity, the Resident Services staff launched the

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Maggie and Dee at the Aromor

Maggie once lived in a custom-built home while enjoying the good life in the Colorado foothills. Due to a series of unforeseen circumstances, however, she found herself on the brink of being homeless. Mercy Housing was able to offer her a stable, affordable home in the historic Aromor Apartments. Ten years later, both Maggie and

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lottie

Inspired by her own grade school teacher, who pushed her to achieve her potential, Lottie had a long career as an educator. However, twelve years ago, Lottie was between jobs and looking for a safe, affordable home. “My prayer was, ‘God, help me to find something, somewhere that I feel comfortable and safe.’” Lottie was

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aftermath of camp fire

“The embers were falling… I looked outside and it was just black, it was so dark… and then I looked across the road and the fire was already hitting the houses right across the street from me”—Brent, a former resident of Paradise, CA recalls the morning of November 8, 2018 when he woke to flames

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