Since 1983, Mercy Housing and Shelter has been working to empower homeless persons to become independent, so they may live and work with dignity and respect.
We continue to open our arms to embrace and help all of those in need. Each and every person who comes to us in need has a story. Their stories are tragic, heroic, and at times desperate, and we embrace each as we strive to live out our core values of: RESPECT, COMPASSION, and RESPONSIBILITY. We do not take our responsibility lightly, because we know their lives are in our hands.
This past year, Mercy served 4,661 people who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The agency’s residential programs housed and assisted 222 people and provided 66,836 meals. Supportive Housing Services served 143 households (147 adults and 30 children) in scattered site housing units. Mercy programs assisted 110 people to obtain permanent housing. The Friendship Center served 47,267 meals to 4,296 individual clients; filled 97 food pantry requests; and met 3,079 requests for services such as case management, medical care with the on-site nurse, showers, toiletries, and more.
The generosity of our donors who provide financial assistance and in-kind donations allow us to continue to assist homeless men, woman, and children and those at immediate risk of being homeless.