People of Mercy

“I literally came here with nothing. I took the bus to school. An hour and a half there, and an hour and a half back. It was a rough semester.”

“I saved up, and now I have a vehicle. I can go visit my niece. A couple of the ladies here even call me for a ride, and I like that. I like helping my neighbors.”


Who received her autism diagnosis while finishing up her associate’s degree in psychology.

“I moved in nine months ago, but I feel like I’ve been here for years already. I’ve made lots of friends and we are always doing something. We have coffee club every day and it’s nice to have things to do.

“The only day I rest is Sunday, and I like it like that.”


Who finally feels at home after more than 20 years without a place of her own.

“Life has definitely been a roller coaster but sometimes you just have to take it one day at a time and stay positive and keep going.

“There are lots of new beginnings happening for us this year. I am working on finding a job, the girls are excelling in school, we have a lot of good things coming.”


A single mom of two, a cystic fibrosis warrior,
and a resident of The Rose on Colfax in Denver.

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People of Mercy is a series celebrating the more than 3,000 people who call Mercy Housing Mountain Plains home. From seniors in Arizona to families across Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa, these stories give us a glimpse inside the lives of those we serve.