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Young Volunteers
Apr 03

Young Leaders

Volunteers are a central part of community life in Mercy Housing properties, helping tutor children, managing weekly food pantries, and assisting with social events, such as holiday parties. Interestingly, some of our most loyal volunteers are young residents who live in the communities that they serve. Flor Flor is a high school sophomore who volunteers

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Angela with her two children sit outside of Casa San Juan

Over 20 years ago, Mercy Housing built Casa San Juan and Villa Madera in Oxnard, California for agricultural workers employed by local farms. Raising kids in affordable homes has provided families and kids with dramatically different opportunities than their parents. Angela was nine-years-old when she moved into Casa San Juan with her parents and two

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After-school program at Crossroad Garden in Sacramento

When the school day is over, kids across our country experience radically different lives. Some children get to recharge with a snack, play a sport, and do homework at a school-based program or under the watchful eye of a family member. Other kids don’t have these options because their families lack food security, their parents

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As Mercy Housing continues to celebrate Women’s History Month, we look to some of our long-time supporters to explore what home means to them. Since our beginning, strong women have nurtured the growth of Mercy Housing from a small Nebraska organization into one of the largest nonprofit owners, managers, and developers of affordable housing in

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When Mercy Housing hired its first CEO in 1981, Sister Mary Terese Tracy, there were few companies led by women in the United States. Over the past 35 years, three successive women presidents have grown Mercy Housing into one of the largest affordable housing developers in the country. This record of women’s leadership remains the

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On January 15, Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Stefani joined with Mercy Housing residents to celebrate the rededication of 2698 California and JFK Towers in San Francisco. Renovation of these two affordable housing communities marked the completion of upgrades to all six properties that Mercy Housing and partners acquired in 2015 from the City of

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In December, the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCO) awarded Mercy Housing a new two-year grant to bring oral health services and resources onsite for Mercy Housing families at Bluff Lake Apartments in Stapleton and Holly Park Apartments in Commerce City. The mission of DDCO is to improve the well-being of all Coloradans by advancing

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Denver Serve is a nonprofit that has been supporting organizations and individuals in need since 2017. Created for professional women who have a passion for giving back to their community, this network allows them to do just that while building relationships with each other. Members aim to build community, support local nonprofits, and share their

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More Services, More Hope

Mercy Housing offers a rich variety of Resident Services for so many residents, and we often get the question, what are Resident Services? Providing four walls and a roof isn’t always enough, so we offer classes, speakers, and other educational resources that give residents the tools they need to succeed. Thankfully, we have inspiring donors

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Chair Yoga class at Countryside Senior Apartments

Staying active and socializing is important — for everyone — and especially for seniors! At Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Countryside Senior Apartments in Chicago, Illinois, residents have a Chair Yoga program, offering exercise and fun. Routine Chair Yoga classes have countless benefits for participants including improved balance, core, and most importantly, a way to come together

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