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Sep 05

Mercy in Fall

To all Mercy Housing supporters, thank you for everything that you do. We had an incredible summer and look forward to the fall. As usual, residents excelled in our summer Resident Services programming. Kids received summer tutoring, seniors received improved healthcare, and families gained even more access to food through our efforts to reduce food

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It’s that time of year, time to head back to school. Here’s our own back-to-school test. How much do you know about what back-to-school means for families in need? 1. Back-to-School is An Easy Time of Year for Everyone? False! Back-to-school is a time of year filled with mixed emotions. Opportunity and growth await students,

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CHICAGO – Landmarks Illinois has named this year’s recipients of the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. The nine award-winning preservation projects, and the people who made them possible, will be honored at a ceremony in Chicago the evening of Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Now in its 26th year, the Landmarks Illinois Richard

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After serving in the Navy for five years, Michael returned home to complete his education

After serving in the Navy for five years, Michael returned home to complete his education, earning a master’s degree and an MBA. Unfortunately, his graduation coincided with the Great Recession, and like many Americans, Michael struggled to find a job. During this time, a dear friend died in a tragic helicopter accident. “Those couple things

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Leslie and her friends

Leslie came to Mercy Housing Lakefront seeking refuge from a toxic marriage that left her unsafe in her own home. Additionally, Leslie is living with Bipolar Disorder, and at the time, she was suffering from a manic episode. She was referred to St. Catherine Residence, where she quickly found the support she needed and discovered

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Friends of St. Catherine’s have impacted countless lives

The Friends of St. Catherine Residence, originally called The Women’s Club of St. Catherine Residence, have provided key support to St. Catherine’s for over 50 years. Started by Ruth Smith in 1967, the Friends was created to support St. Catherine’s financially and through volunteer involvement to ensure the community’s longevity. Over the years, the Friends

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Students at St. Joan Antida High School found a creative way to serve Milwaukee women

Students at St. Joan Antida High School found a creative way to serve Milwaukee women. The students at St. Joan Antida were looking for a way to live out their school’s mission to lead and serve. They chose their neighbors at St. Catherine Residence to be the beneficiaries of their generosity. Over winter and spring,

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Health Fair

Mercy Housing Midwest is excited to announce a new grant that will extend the Health Navigation Program in Nebraska for three more years. In early 2019, Mercy Housing Midwest received startup funding to hire a new Health Navigator to assist residents in accessing key healthcare services to support housing stability. With this new grant, funded

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In & Out- Out of School and Involved

Thank you to our friends and supporters of Mercy Housing Midwest! On July 31, Crestview Apartments in La Vista, Nebraska, hosted our first ever In & Out: Out of School and Involved fundraising event. The event benefitted Mercy Housing Midwest’s Out-of-School Time (OST) kids programming. OST programs focus on providing a safe, supervised environment where

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Shelly Voss and Staff

Variety is the spice of life and no one knows that better than Mercy Housing’s Midwest Resident Services Manager, Shelly. With 17 years at Mercy Housing under her belt, the opportunity for each day to be different and fun is one thing that gets Shelly out of bed every morning. Shelly grew up in Ames,

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