In The News

Volunteers and residents enjoyed this joyous holiday together

For many Mission Creek seniors, the Autumn Moon Festival, a popular holiday celebrated throughout East Asia, brings a sense of belonging and thanks. Though it’s a cherished holiday for many households in this community, they hadn’t had the chance to celebrate together with the entire Mission Creek community. Mercy Housing values community involvement beyond words

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As part of a wonderful, long-standing tradition, Dignity Health Foundation and Mercy General have collectively sponsored 500 children at various Mercy Housing properties in the Greater Sacramento area in a Toy Drive each year.

The holidays are a great time of year for spending time with friends and family, but it can be challenging and stressful too. For those experiencing or who have experienced poverty, it can be truly difficult. With the help of volunteers, Mercy Housing made sure residents got to experience holiday cheer this year. Those who

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Golden State Warriors with the Assist

The Sunnydale community was ready for a game-changer. This winter, the Golden State Warriors’ brought their teamwork and residents offered their neighborhood knowledge and expertise. Seventy-four of the NBA team’s office employees partnered with Mercy Housing, Boys and Girls Club of SF, and Urban Sprouts for our big Season of Giving event. For years, many

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Ways To Escape Homelessness... With a Cellphone?

A phone and access to the internet are crucial for escaping homelessness. Cellphones alone can’t s0lve poverty in the U.S., but they can help someone experiencing homelessness get the services they need to improve their lives. Here are three ways a cellphone can help someone that doesn’t have a home: 1. Shelter Updates Many homeless

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Magnuson Park Food Pantry Volunteers

In Spring of 2019, Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW) opened the doors to our newest community, Mercy Magnuson Place, providing 148 affordable homes on the Magnuson Park campus. The building offers an onsite health clinic, childcare center, and resident services programming – all critical to residents’ success and stability. However, MHNW knew that Magnuson Park was

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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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Seniors at Page Commons Get Adopted

Mercy Housing seniors at Page Commons in Arizona gained new friendships over the holidays. For the past 11 years, the Gilbert Chamber Foundation has helped coordinate a special holiday program that helps fulfill wish lists from low-income seniors. The Adopt-A-Senior program has continued to grow each year and offers the local community a chance to

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Kforce volunteers at Grace Apartments

Kforce is a key Mercy Housing supporter, not only during the holiday season but throughout the year. A national staffing agency with offices across the U.S., Kforce is a large corporation with a big presence. At the root of their business are core values that show their commitment to the local communities in which they

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Mercy Housing Mountain Plains 2019 Holiday Parties

Our hearts are full, from the generous outpouring of support we received over the 2019 holiday season! Because of the amazing support from community partners, local businesses and so many individuals, Mercy Housing residents are feeling very thankful. With toys, household goods, winter clothing items, 600 laundry detergent pods and much, much more, they truly

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3 Ways Public Transit Can Reduce Poverty

Transportation matters — especially when you’re struggling to make ends meet. Getting to work or receiving proper healthcare is easier with good public transportation like buses, subways, and light-rails. Plus, it can be cheaper than a car. Communities should continue to discover more ways to make safe, affordable public transit possible for people with low

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